MinEx is the Health and Safety Council for Mining/Extractives.

Its Board includes representatives of Straterra which represents minerals and coal mining interests, the Aggregate and Quarry Association, the Coal Association, the NZ branch of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, the Institute of Quarrying, Civil Contractors NZ and the E Tu union representing industry workers. The chair of MinEx is Chris Baker, CEO of Straterra. The CEO of MinEx is Les McCracken.
www.straterra.co.nz | www.minex.org.nz

MinEx provides industry technical knowledge and expertise, advocates for better health and safety standards, runs forums, and delivers regular safety alerts and newsletters.

MinEx has been supporting WorkSafe’s efforts to lift health and safety performance for several years across all sectors of the mining and quarrying industry. From 2015, MinEx and WorkSafe ran forums around the country outlining the new requirements. Many in quarrying and opencast mining are now lifting their operational processes and training requirements. Unfortunately this is not yet happening across the board.

WorkSafe is developing a national register of quarries. There are hundreds of quarries in New Zealand, ranging from large-scale operations employing dozens of people, to gravel pits on rural properties operated intermittently by one person with a digger. MinEx, supported by the AQA, wants public help to identify unregistered quarries. Click Here to read Help us find Quarries and Improve safety.

MinEx has developed a self-check test for people to assess if they are a quarry and therefore subject to legislation and guidelines covering quarries. Click Here to read Am I a Quarry

Extractives Industry - Health & Safety forums | The WorkSafe High Hazard Team is holding workshops throughout New Zealand regions in 2016 with the first beginning in Christchurch. Click Here to read more

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