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.
Te Kuha decision another kick in the guts for the West Coast
Straterra, New Zealand’s minerals sector industry
organisation, is hugely disappointed with the government’s
decision to decline Stevenson Mining’s application to mine
at Te Kuha.
Ministers have declined an access arrangement under the
Crown Minerals Act to mine 12 hectares of public
conservation land part of the...
Community outreach results in Innovation Award for OceanaGold Waihi
MEDIA RELEASE 8 June 2018
OceanaGold Waihi has won the inaugural NZ Minerals Forum
innovation award for how it responded to community concerns
over unpredictable mine blasting.
The award was one of three given out at the recent NZ
Minerals Forum to recognise excellence in...
Marked reduction in employee injuries results in award for Christchurch / Otago quarry company
MEDIA RELEASE 7 June 2018
Christchurch and Otago-based Road Metals has won the
inaugural NZ Minerals Forum health and safety award for its
major reduction in employee injuries.
The quarry and contracting company won the award for “the
strongest overall demonstration of excellence in a...