Minex is the National Health &
Safety Council
for the
New Zealand Mining
and Quarry Industry

About MinEx

MinEx is the national Health & Safety Council for New Zealand’s extractive sector - the mining and quarrying and tunnelling industries.

Our principal purpose is to help the industry achieve its goal of being free from fatalities, injuries and diseases.

MinEx also provides centralised industry representation with Government and other agencies on health and safety legislation, regulations, guidelines and training.

MinEx represented the mining and quarry industry as the Government developed the new Health and Safety at Work Act and associated regulations/guidelines. This ensured these are workable and will deliver better health and safety in our sector.

MinEx’s other roles include:

  • collection and analysis of industry incident and accident statistics

  • forming an industry employer database

  • working actively with the industry and WorkSafe to develop health and safety standards and guidelines, and where required development of independent guidance

  • communicating health and safety issues to the mining and quarry sector.

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MinEx’s Vision, Mission, and Principles

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

Our Mission: To be an effective voice for the New Zealand mining and quarrying sector on health and safety issues, and to drive improvements in industry health and safety 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 health and safety of themselves and others.