The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (‘the Board’) would like to update holders of Certificates of Competence (CoC) of their obligations involving the renewal of their CoC(s).

CoC holders must submit their applications before two months of the CoC expiry date. Regulation 44 of the Health and Safety at Work (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2016 (‘the regulations’) requires this and there is no exception.

The Board will be unable to process your applications if it is received after this date. Regulation 44 was reviewed recently by WorkSafe to legally clarify its application submission requirements. If you are concerned that you may not have all of the required information accompanying your application the Board advises that you should still submit your application (including any information you do hold) prior to two months of the expiry of your CoC and also contact the Board’s secretariat for advice.

Visit the Worksafe website for CoC renewals details