MinEx works with Government and industry to implement new legislation, regulation and training, so every quarry and mine puts the health and safety of its workers first


What MinEx does

MinEx was formed in 2006 and provides the main point of contact for Government agencies on H&S, particularly WorkSafe and MITO. It coordinates and corrals industry views and feedback into submissions on legislation, regulations, codes, training, qualifications, guidance documents and other policy and technical issues important to safety in our sector.

It develops tools such as the small mines and quarries H&S system toolkit to assist small operators improve their H&S performance.

MinEx also provides free advice to quarry and mine companies on H&S improvement, legislation, codes and guidelines.


Read our latest briefing on the extractives sector and health and safety.


For a summary of MinEx’s work to date – and its new Business Plan, contact our office

MinEx‘s work includes:

  • Promoting an end to workplace deaths and work related health impacts in quarrying and mining and tunneling. Seeking industry commitments to improve H&S outcomes through worker engagement, H&S leadership and communication.

  • Engaging with WorkSafe and MBIE on the H&S Act and Regulations to ensure they are fit for purpose

  • Issuing regular newsletters and Safety Alerts on incidents 

  • Alongside WorkSafe, and member organisations, organising and attending industry forums on H&S in quarries mines and tunnels

  • Working with WorkSafe to improve the collection and reporting of H&S statistics to make better use of the information for company bench-marking and wider purposes

  • Producing submissions to Government on new or changes to regulations, worker participation engagement and representation, and Workplace Exposure Standards

  • Presenting at Minerals Forum QuarryNZ and other conferences

  • Ensuring guidelines developed for quarries, mines and tunnels are fit for purpose

  • Establishing and support Training Leadership Group to drive improved training across the extractive sector.