News and updates
Amendments to Certificate of Competency (CoC) requirements
New competency requirements for safety-critical roles in mining and quarrying came into force on 1 August 2018.
Update on changes to Extractives Certificate of Competence requirements
WorkSafe has approved three amendments to the New Zealand Gazette notice which sets out extractives’ Certificate of Competence (CoC) requirements. These amendments will come into place when the amendments are published. This is expected to be in a month’s time.
Update on review of requirements for granting extractives certificates of competence
On behalf of WorkSafe, the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners has been carrying out a review of the requirements for granting extractives certificates of competence (CoCs).
Feedback on oral examinations
The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners is concerned about the number of certificate of competence (CoC) applicants that are being failed because they are unable to demonstrate they have the ability and knowledge required to maintain a safe work environment.
Processing of criminal history reports
The earthquake on 13 November 2016 has had minimal impact on the processing of criminal history reports by the Ministry of Justice.
Changing a lifetime A Grade quarry manager’s CoC to a B Grade CoC
WorkSafe New Zealand has agreed that holders of a Lifetime A Grade Quarry Manager’s certificate of competence may, upon application, be granted a B grade quarry manager’s CoC.