MinEx is the national Health & Safety Council for New Zealand’s extractives sector - the mining, quarrying and tunneling industry.
Our principal purpose is to help the industry achieve its goal of being free from fatalities, injuries and diseases.
Our Board consists of representatives from Straterra, Aggregate and Quarry Association, Civil Contractors NZ (tunnelling), AUSIMM, Institute of Quarrying NZ, and E tū representing workers.
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.
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 H & S performance.
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