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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Straterra welcomes decision to grant consent for Te Kuha coal mine
Straterra welcomes the decision from the West Coast Regional
Council and the Buller District Council to grant Stevenson
Mining a resource consent for the Te Kuha coal mine.
The Te Kuha mine will produce coking coal. This type of coal
attracts a premium over...
Trans-Tasman Resources marine consent application approval – open for business
Straterra is pleased that the Environmental Protection
Authority has granted Trans-Tasman Resources marine consent
for its offshore ironsand mining proposal.
“This sends a strong signal to those looking to invest in
the extractive sector that New Zealand is open for business.
Proposals must be supported...
A new research institute being established on the West Coast
is expected to drive a “paradigm shift” in how New
Zealand extracts value from minerals.
The Government has today announced funding of $11million
over four years for the New Zealand Institute for Minerals