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The objective of this Code of Practice is to outline best practice guidance for the testing and remediation of methamphetamine contaminated properties. These are properties that have been contaminated or suspected to have been contaminated as a result of a known former clandestine drug laboratory or the use of methamphetamine.

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With over 20 years industry experience in the restoration and remediation industry, Nick has represented the restoration and remediation industry on the board of directors of the Specialised Cleaning and Restoration Industry Association (SCRIA), the Institute of Inspection and Restoration Certification Oceania (IICRC), and the SCRIA Water Damage Guidelines Council. Nick has trained and mentored hundreds of technicians, written training programs and delivered classroom training to of delegates in advanced restoration and remediation techniques. Nick is a member of the Institute of Inspection and Restoration Certification (IICRC member number 60894) and holds advanced certifications which include IICRC Master Fire and...

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Standard New Zealand Makes a Policy Decision Which Could Threaten the Independence of the Standards Development Process.

When setting a technical standard against which the performance of services can be measured, this typically involves a range of parties, many who are expert or experienced in the field on which the standard is focused. It is also generally accepted, that the standard itself will be free from political interference.

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The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2 became a New Zealand Act on Wednesday as it passed its final reading and now seeks Royal Assent.

This is great news for NZ Landlords, Property Managers and Tenants alike, as it provides clarification around the issue of contaminated properties. The Regulations are still to be made, however, the Housing Minister has indicated they will draw strongly from the existing framework within New Zealand Standard NZS8510:2017, the Governments own Chief Science Advisor’s report and internationally recognised scientific peer-reviewed publications on methamphetamine contamination.

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The RIA is the oldest and largest trade association representing the restoration and reconstruction industry with over 1,100 member firms worldwide. RIA serves and represents the interests of its members by promoting the highest ethical standards; providing education, professional qualification, and certification opportunities; positively influencing regulations and governmental actions; and advancing the safety, image, efficiency, and competitiveness of industry members.

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