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 […]
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 […]
Board of Examiners has been announced Download WorkSafe media statement about Board of Examiners appointments Ariadna Motus Project Manager High Hazards & Specialist Services 3 Oct 2014 Congratulations to those members of the IOQNZ on your appointments.
Southland / Otago Branch propose a field trip on 27 September Field Trip Sponsors – Blackhead Quarries, Road Metals & Transdiesel Thumbnail overviews: New Vale: New Vale is located 11 km southeast of Gore The mine has been in operation since the 1940s. Purchased by government-owned Solid Energy in 2006. Production capacity: 310,000 tonnes/year Opencast […]
The Porter Group Quarry Leadership Award is a new award this year. The award was presented at the luncheon hosted by the Porter Group at Whangarei’s Toll Stadium. CEO Darren Ralph noted that there were several great names put forward, and was delighted that Steve Ellis was the inaugural recipient. A thumb-nail on Steve: The […]
Dicksons Transport & Quarries have good reason to celebrate after the successful 2014 QuarryNZ Conference held in Whangarei. Six other quarry operations were nominated throughout NZ. When Tony Forster, Chief Inspector, Extractives (Quarries and Surface Mining) delivered the result that Dicksons Glenbervie Quarry (Whangarei) had secured the coveted Winstone Aggregates Safety Award, Quarry Manager, Johnny […]
The 2014 Jim Macdonald Memorial Lecture Tour details have been finalised. Tony Forster has agreed to present at each of the branches during June. The lecture will be about the man and his passion for safety – not a lecture on rules and regulations. Please also see IOQNZ Diary Page for local branch meeting venues […]
Read latest IOQNZ Newsletter (April 2014) with the following articles: Presidents Report Institute of Quarrying—new contact details New Secretary/Treasurer Otago/Southland Branch Report Waikato/Bay of Plenty Branch Report Fishing Competition—you are invited……… Quarry NZ Working Group Update MITO Update South Africa Conference 2014 – Tygerberg Quarry, Cape Town, South Africa Winstone Safety Award—2014 Award Nominations—Whangarei Conference […]
Join us this Friday (11th October 2013) at Applied Conveyor and Belting new premises. 51 Adams Road, Pukekohe Vote for your new committee members at the AGM. Watch Ranfurley Shield holders Steelers/Counties Manukau play Southland with your quarrying mates. See diary page for more details.
CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCE INFORMATION: The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment intends to contact all current Certificate of Competence (COC) holders to provide information about upcoming changes. It is important that your details are up to date in the COC database maintained by MITO on behalf of the Ministry. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Michelle […]