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Worksafe – Covid19 update

At 11.59pm 25/03/2020 the COVID-19 alert level 4 commenced. This week WorkSafe has received enquiries from high hazard duty holders seeking guidance in identifying if their sites are “essential services”. WorkSafe have released information on their website to assist you. It is not WorkSafe’s role to determine if you are an essential or non-essential service. However, we understand in […]

MBIE requires feedback on H&S Regulations

5/7/2018. Subject: MBIE wants your feedback on our implementation review of the health and safety mining regulations Hello from the Health and Safety Policy team at MBIE, we are seeking your feedback on the attached discussion document as part of our implementation review of the Health and Safety at Work (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) […]

WorksafeNZ – Changes to Extractives CoC requirements

Update on changes to Extractives Certificate of Competence requirements WorkSafe has approved three amendments to the New Zealand Gazette notice which sets out extractives’ Certificate of Competence (CoC) requirements. The amendments are: • Requirements for a CoC as a manager to manage the quarrying operation specified in the certificate (site specific CoC) • Defining ‘workings’ […]

Respirable Crystalline Silica

MinEx have just released a flyer to assist sites in identifying the hazards presented by Respirable Crystalline Silica, assessing exposure to workers and controlling this exposure. Upload RCS Fact Sheet

Health and Safety Management Template

Many quarries, particularly smaller operators, continue to struggle with Health and Safety management. Recognising this, MinEx, supported by the AQA and IOQNZ, has produced a H&S template. This provides the outline of a health and safety management system. By following the guidelines and completing the templates as they apply to your quarry, you will have […]

Safety Leadership Award launched by WorkSafe

WorkSafeNZ have made available anew award: A new award – Chief Inspector Safety Leadership Award is to be presented at the 2017 QuarryNZ Conference held this year in Auckland The award recognises demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and safety leadership in the area of workplace health and safety, in both the extractives and extractives support […]

Photo Competition Flyer

IQ Photo Competition

The Institute of Quarrying turns 100 years in 2017 The IQUK have a number of celebrations planned, including a commemorative calendar Points of interest: The calendar is being created in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the IOQ next year. The photo competition is a celebration of quarrying and what brings it to life […]

Electrical Awareness – Auckland and Christchurch

The following ELECTRICAL AWARENESS COURSES are available Electrical Awareness for Quarry Managers and Supervisors – Auckland – 6 Sep 2016. Venue:-Stevenson’s Drury Quarry, 539 Fitzgerald Road, Drury Electrical Awareness for Quarry Managers and Supervisors – Christchurch – 8 Sep 2016 SOLD OUT. Venue:-BNZ, Russley Rooms, 5 Sir William Pickering Drive. For clarification… This course is […]

Chief inspector wants ‘much more effort’ on quarry, mine vehicle safety

New Zealand’s top mine inspector has called on quarry and surface mine operators to lift their game when it comes to the use of vehicles. Tony Forster, chief inspector – extractives at the government’s High Hazards Unit (HHU), has signalled the inspectorate will this year keep a closer eye on safety issues involving vehicles at […]

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Worldwide Mine Incident Reports from Mark Freeman

2013: : No 1311 NZ: Pike River re‐entry starts 19/10/2013 No 1310 USA: PA Fatality is Third in Aggregates This Week No 1309 NZ approves conditional funding to recover remains from Pike River mine No 1308 Kiwi killed in West Australian mine accident No 1307 NZ: Pike families vow to chase compensation No 1306 WA: […]