certificates of competence
The New Health and Safety at Work ACT 2015 (HSWA) came into effect on the 4th of April 2016.
This repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 with immediate effect.
The HSWA also repeals and revokes the Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2013, with only minimal changes having been made to align terminology and concepts to the new HSWA.
The prescription of competency requirements in the mining and quarrying sectors outlined in the Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2013 still apply as a part of the HSWA.
The competency requirements for Mine and Quarry Manager Certificates of Competence (CoC) were published by WorkSafe NZ on the 18th of December 2014. The requirements mean CoC holders are required to gain additional unit standards by 1 January 2017 in order for their certificates to be valid.
All CoC applications are now processed by WorkSafe.
A copy of the gazette notice and information on requirements can be found here (please check the notice to see what additional requirements you require under the new regulations).
information about training required for the new unit standards
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