MinEx is the 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.