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High Hazards - Information and guidance

Air Quality in the Extractives Industry (ACOP)

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

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Major Hazard Facilities: Safety Cases

This guideline offers advice on how to prepare a safety case that meets the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work (Major Hazard Facilities) Regulations 2016.

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Major Hazard Facilities: Notifications and Designation

This guideline offers advice on the design notice, the process of notification, and WorkSafe New Zealand’s designation under the Health and Safety at Work (Major Hazard Facilities) Regulations 2016.

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Major Hazard Facilities: Major Accident Prevention Policy and Safety Management Systems

This guideline offers advice on how to establish a safety management system (SMS) and prepare a major accident prevention policy (MAPP) that meets the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work (Major Hazard Facilities) Regulations 2016.

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Major Hazard Facilities: Emergency Planning

This guideline offers advice on how to prepare an emergency plan that meets the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work (Major Hazard Facilities) Regulations 2016.

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Major Hazard Facilities: Safety Assessment

This guideline offers advice on how to conduct a safety assessment that meets the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work (Major Hazard Facilities) Regulations 2016.

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Health and Safety Quarry Essentials Pocket Guide

This document is based on the Good Practice Guideline Health and Safety at Opencast Mines, Alluvial Mines and Quarries and provides useful information on some of the common health and safety issues in quarries.

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Health and Safety at Opencast Mines, Alluvial Mines and Quarries

WorkSafe has developed guidance on health and safety good practice at opencast mines, alluvial mines and quarries. This guide helps assist operators in developing, implementing and maintaining controls to manage hazards commonly associated with surface operations. It will also assist operators in meeting their regulatory obligations.

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Petroleum: Well operations and well examination schemes

These guidelines cover part 6 of the Health and Safety at Work (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Regulations 2016 that applies to permit operators who manage or control a well operation or a production installation, or drilling contractors of non-production installations

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Frequently asked questions on expiry dates of Certificate of Competence for Quarries

Case 1: A quarry where the manager has no CoC and has never held a CoC. Case 2: A quarry where the manager’s CoC expires mid-way through 2015. Case 3: A quarry where the manager’s CoC has no expiry date or expires after 1 January 2016.

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Petroleum: Certificates of fitness and verification schemes for offshore installations

These guidelines cover Part 5 of the Health and Safety at Work (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Regulations 2016 that applies to permit operators of offshore production installations and drilling contractors of non-production offshore installations

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Petroleum: Major accident prevention policy and safety case requirements

These guidelines cover parts 3 and 4 of the Health and Safety at Work (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Regulations 2016 that apply to permit operators of all installations and drilling contractors of non-production installations

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A hazard management system for mining operations (factsheet)

This fact sheet describes how a hazard management system is developed as part of the mining operation’s overall health and safety management system.

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Electricity in underground mines and tunnels - Interpretive guidelines

The relationship between the Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2013 and the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010.

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Corporate Governance for Process Safety – Guidance for Senior Leaders in High Hazard Industries

An OECD publication aimed at senior leaders within the chemical, petrochemical, petroleum and other high hazard industries. Also relevant for leaders in industries or organisations in which, due to the nature of their processes or hazardous substances, there could be serious harm to multiple people, either on or off site.

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Fire or Explosion in Underground Mines and Tunnels – approved code of practice

This approved code of practice provides information to assist a site senior executive to develop a fire or explosion principal hazard management plan.

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Ventilation in underground mines and tunnels - Approved Code of Practice (ACOP)

A new regulatory framework for mining in New Zealand came into force in December 2013. This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) provides information to assist a site senior executive in developing the Ventilation Principal Control Plan required by the new Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2013. The relevant Regulations are reproduced in this document, accompanied by ACOP requirements and practical guidance to assist the mine/tunnel operator in meeting their obligations under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (HSE Act) and its associated Regulations.

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Hazard Management System for mines - Guidance for a

This guidance provides advice on how a HMS should be arranged for underground mines, as part of a SMS. It explains the concepts of Principal Hazard Management Plans (PHMP) and Principal Control Plans (PCP).

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A guide to developing safety management systems for the extractives industry

This guide was developed to help small operations prepare a Safety Management System (SMS) for their business.

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Landcruiser brakes fail in underground mine (Hazard Alert)

The driver of a Toyota Landcruiser Ute was travelling down a decline in an underground mine. He applied the brake pedal which went straight to the floor with no apparent braking.

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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.