New Zealand Board of Examiners

In October 2014 a highly experienced group of extractives industry practitioners were appointed to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners.

On 4 April 2016, the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (“the Act”) and the Health and Safety at Work (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2016 (“the Regulations”) came into force. The Act continues the operation of the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners, which was established by WorkSafe under section 20D of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 following the implementation of a new regulatory framework for health and safety in the extractives industry.

The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners advises our Board on the health and safety competency requirements for workers in the extractives industry – a key recommendation of the Royal Commission on the Pike River Tragedy.

The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners also examines applicants for certificates of competence and issues, renews, and suspends certificates of competency. The Board also has additional responsibilities to ensure training and continuing professional development programmes are fit-for-purpose.

The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners closely works with its Australian counterparts to ensure equivalent standards in both countries.

Continuing professional development

Regulation 43 makes continuing professional development (CPD) mandatory for all holders who wish to renew their certificates of competence (CoC). 

Continuing professional development

Policies

New Zealand mining board of examiners policies.

Policies

Workshops

New Zealand mining board of examiners workshops.

Workshops