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Emergency Preparedness in Mining and Tunnelling Operations - Approved Code of Practice (ACOP)

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This approved code of practice sets out WorkSafe’s expectations for managing emergencies in mining and tunnelling operations. It provides information on:

  • the content of the emergency management principal control plan (emergency plan)
  • developing an emergency plan
  • responding to an emergency
  • testing, practising and reviewing an emergency plan.

This code is for the mine operator, the site senior executive (SSE), the New Zealand Mines Rescue Service, emergency services, and anyone else at the mining or tunnelling operation involved in emergency preparedness. This includes workers and other persons at the mining or tunnelling operation.

It comes into force on 8 September 2016.

 

Last updated 1 September 2016

PLEASE NOTE

On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.