Archive | March, 2015


Bryan Bartley passes

Bryan Bartley passed away on 24 March 2015. Bryan and Elaine were well-known in many circles, including the quarrying sector. Bryan will be remembered by the Winstone Aggregates as someone who had the foresight in the 60’s to arrange the purchase of a quarry “out in the sticks” which we know today as the flagship […]

CoCs for quarries – FAQs

WorkSafe NZ has released a useful document clarifying the WorkSafeNZ position statement on the three most frequently asked questions (FAQs) on expiry dates of Certificates of Competency for Quarry Managers. CASE 1: A quarry where the manager has no CoC and has never held a CoC. CASE 2: A quarry where the manager’s CoC expires […]

Electricity Regulations 2013 (for mobile equipment)

A friendly reminder from WorkSafeNZ re Electricity Regs. In summary: * all operators must ensure compliance for all mobile and relocatable electrical equipment * all such equipment must be designed and constructed to ensure compliance * all such equipment must be inspected by an authorised person, and * inspection assessment records are to be kept […]

Certificates of Competence Info & Programmes 2015

Certificates of Competence Info & Programmes 2015

MITO_COC Training Programmes available For more details on Certificates of Competence refer MITO Website For questions regarding compliance with the regulations or interpretation of requirements contact NZ Mining Board of Examiners or WorkSafe NZ on 0800 030 040 For questions regarding COC applications contact MITO on 0800 81 21 21 For questions […]

Kelvin Strong passes

Kelvin Strong former secretary of the Aggregate and Quarry Association passed away on 27 Feb 2015, aged 74 years, just a couple of days after his wife Beth also passed. Kelvin coordinated the combined Annual IOQNZ/AQA Conferences for several years. A service to celebrate his life will be held in St John’s Anglican Church, cnr […]