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.
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 […]
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 […]
Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson has today announced the appointment of Tony Forster as Chief Inspector for mines in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s High Hazards Unit Read more..