Pike River implementation
The Government has approved new regulations for mining health and safety as part of the response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy.
People Come First will help managers in the mining, quarrying and tunnelling industries build and promote a strong health and safety culture in their operations.
Read the response to submissions document and response documents received as a result of consultation on implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy.
The Pike River Implementation Plan details how and when Government is responding to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy.
The Mines Rescue (Levy) Regulations 2014 were approved by the Executive Council on Monday 17 February and will come into force on 1 March 2014.
The Government has established WorkSafe New Zealand, a stand-alone Crown Agent, as part of its reform of the New Zealand workplace health and safety system.
Read the report of the independent investigation, released 10 April 2013.
An important resource for company directors, and part of the Ministry’s work to implement recommendations from the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy, is now available.
An emergency response protocol has been developed to ensure a coordinated response to any future major underground mining emergency.
Legislation to establish the new workplace health and safety agency, WorkSafe New Zealand, and support new health and safety regulations for mining is now before Parliament where it will be considered by a select committee.