Forms to notify WorkSafe about high risk activities, mining and tunnelling operations, and quarry and alluvial mine operations

Mining and tunnelling operations notification and reporting

Mining and tunnelling operations notifications and reporting form (PDF 64 KB)

Quarry and alluvial mine operations notification and reporting

Quarry and alluvial mine operations notification and reporting form (PDF 194 KB)

Mining, tunnelling, quarrying and alluvial mining operations quarterly report form

All mining, tunnelling, quarrying and alluvial mining operations are required to submit their quarterly reports using the form below.  Operators are encouraged to submit their quarterly report within two weeks of the end of each quarter. The first reporting period for quarry and alluvial mine operators is October - December 2022, with the report due to WorkSafe in January 2023.

Quarry and alluvial mine operators should familiarise themselves with the requirements of this report prior to October 2022 in order to ensure that they are collecting the required information. 

Mining, tunnelling, quarrying and alluvial operations quarterly report form

Mine and tunnel plans

If you are a mining or tunnelling operation, the Health and Safety at Work (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2016 require that you send WorkSafe a copy of a mine plan at least every year. If you have ceased mining or finished constructing the tunnel, then you need to send WorkSafe a plan of the completed work. Plans should contain certain information and be drawn on a certain scale. 

Guide to Completing and Submitting Plans for Mines and Tunnels (PDF 830 KB)

Blasting of class 1 substances

Use this form to notify us of intended blasting of class 1 substances. You can use this form to notify for up to a 12 month period or for each blasting activity. 

Blasting of class 1 substances 

High risk activity notification

High risk activities required to be notified under Regulation 229 are specified in Schedule 7 of the Regulations. The high risk activities notification requirement allows us to assess whether the operator will be able to effectively manage the activity prior to the activity commencing.

Notifying Worksafe of a high risk activity (PDF 93 KB)

Contact us 

If you require any further information from the Extractives team, please contact us: 

Email: hhu.extractives@worksafe.govt.nz