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.
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.