H&S Forums

Open discussion and information forums held by WorkSafe NZ and MinEx

These forums were held regularly in regional locations last year. Last month it was New Plymouth, and there are more planned to complete coverage over most of the country.

The next two are planned for Palmerston North and Nelson.

Palmerston North
Tuesday 14 June
Time: 5.30pm – 6pm – 8pm
Copthorne Hotel, 110 Fitzherbert Ave

Nelson
Thursday 30 June
Time: 5.30pm – 6pm – 8pm
Nelson Suburban Club, 168 Tahunanui Dr

So we have an idea of numbers please email office@minex.org.nz to confirm if you are able to attend.

We are facing many changes affecting the mining, quarry and alluvial sectors:

  • The new Health and Safety at Work Act that came into force 4 April
  • The 2013 regulations that have since been updated with the new act
  • The ‘Good Practice Guidelines: Health and Safety at Opencast Mines, Alluvial Mines and Quarries’ released in Nov 2015
  • Certificate of Competency training requirements.

What do these changes mean for you, when do they apply and what do we need to do?

These forums are an opportunity to learn how you, the industry, and the regulator can work together to ensure every site achieves the improvements in health and safety performance that all employees are entitled to.

Minex and Worksafe are holding the forums to give you the opportunity to ask questions first hand, engage with other locals on how they are implementing changes in their operations, find out about training courses in your region and more.