MinEx is a national Health & Safety Council for the New Zealand mining and quarry industry.
Its main purpose is to assist the minerals industry to improve its health and safety performance, and provide centralised industry representation in matters relating to health and safety.
'Extractives Industry' or the 'Industry' means all companies involved in exploration for, and production of, any mineral including aggregate, rock, sand, gravel, metallic minerals, industrial minerals, non-metallic minerals and coal, as well as quarrying.
Other services provided by the Council include:
Collation and analysis of industry incident and accident statistics
Formation of an industry employer database
Setting standards for industry approval, including Codes of Practice and Guidelines.
MinEx vision, mission and principles
Vision: A New Zealand extractives industry free of fatalities, injuries and diseases.
Mission: To be an effective voice for the New Zealand extractives sector on health and safety issues, and to drive improvements in industry H & S performance.
All fatalities, injuries and diseases are preventable
Constant improvement principles must be applied - Health and safety performance can always be improved. No task is so important that it cannot be done safely
All hazards can be identified and their risks managed
Everyone has a personal responsibility for the H & S of themselves and others
Wayne Scott is the CEO of MinEx. He can be contacted via email at email@example.com or on 021 944 336.
Straterra runs the secretariat for MinEx, for any questions please get in touch with our team or view the MinEx website.
Mining’s potential on the West Coast
*Op Ed - Published in The Greymouth Star 11 May 2018*
Chris Baker, Chief Executive of Straterra – the voice of
New Zealand’s minerals sector
These are uncertain times for the mining and oil and gas
sectors. Government statements about no new mining on
Productivity Commission Report Well Balanced And Thoughtful
Media Release - Straterra, the industry association
representing the New Zealand minerals sector, has welcomed
the Productivity Commissions’ draft report on
transitioning to a low emissions economy.
“We will carefully scrutinize the document and make a
submission as part of the consultation process but our
New Zealand coal is used for much more than just electricity generation
Straterra, New Zealand’s minerals sector industry
organisation, has welcomed Energy Minister Megan Woods
comment on TVNZ’s Q and A on Sunday that the government
has no plans to end coal mining in New
Zealand, particularly in light of government’s recent
decision to ban all offshore exploration...