The Good Practice Guidelines provide the first health and safety document specifically for the quarrying and surface mining sector. The Guidelines emerge ahead of the new Health and Safety at Work Act which takes effect from April 2016. The Good Practice Guidelines were developed by WorkSafe and reviewed by an industry team, including representatives from all sectors of the mining and quarrying industry with a mix of small and large operations to ensure the best technical and operational knowledge input into the guidelines.

It provides guidance through text, photos and graphics on all aspects of operating safely.
Click Here to find links to Worksafe New Zealand: Health and Safety at Opencast Mines, Alluvial Mines and Quarries.

There is a Pocket Guide alternative to the full 262 page Guidelines.
Click Here to read the pdf. You can request copies from WorkSafe Copies of the Good Practice Guide and Pocketbooks available on request from WorkSafe – 0800 030 040 or
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