MinEx Health & Safety Council Incorporated


MinEx is a national Health & Safety Council for the New Zealand mining and quarry industry.
Our main purpose is to assist the minerals industry to improve its health and safety performance, and provide centralised industry representation in matters relating to health and safety.

Other services provided by the Council include:

  • collation and analysis of industry incident and accident statistics
  • formation of an industry employer database
  • setting standards for industry approval via industry guides.

MinEx Vision, Mission, and Principles

Our Vision: A New Zealand extractives industry free of fatalities, injuries and diseases.

Our Mission: To be an effective voice for the New Zealand extractives sector on health and safety issues, and to drive improvements in industry H & S performance.

Our Principles:

  • All fatalities, injuries and diseases are preventable
  • Constant improvement principles must be applied - Health and safety performance can always be improved. No task is so important that it cannot be done safely
  • All hazards can be identified and their risks managed
  • Everyone has a personal responsibility for the H & S of themselves and others

People Come First

Click here to see or down load a copy of People Come First, a MBIE publication building a strong health and safety culture in New Zealand mines, quarries and tunnels.  Hard copies are available from WorkSafe