Archive | December, 2014

CoC – new requirements gazetted

MEDIA RELEASE New competency requirements for safety-critical roles in mining and quarrying have been Gazetted and will come into force on 1 January 2015. The requirements will mean Certificate of Competence holders will have to sit additional unit standards by 1 January 2016 in order for their certificates to be valid. WorkSafe NZ’s Chief Inspector […]

Dec 2014 Newsletter

December 2015 Newsletter now available Contents: Presidents Report 2015 Quarry NZ Conference Hamilton Membership Discount Card Benefits of IOQ Membership Who can join ? Applying for membership Northland Branch Report Canterbury Branch Report Auckland Branch Report Waikato / BOP Branch Report Otago / Southland Branch Field Trip – Solid Energy New Vale Coal Mine and […]

Extractive Qualifications Review – Industry Consultation

Stage II of the review of our industry qualifications is nearing completion and the Governance Group for the review is now seeking feedback on the proposed extractives qualifications. Information about the qualifications and the consultation process can be found on the MITO website: (Drilling Mining and Quarrying). Please provide feedback via the survey monkey link […]

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Notification to WorkSafe NZ of appointment

Dear Members A reminder from the Worksafe Inspectorate that there is a requirement under the Health and Safety in Employment (Mining and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2013 that all operations must give notification of an appointment of a Quarry Manager, Acting Manager or Designated person to Worksafe NZ. This information must be received on or before […]