Policies and procedures provide guidance on how the Board operates and ensure that the way it operates and makes decisions is consistent and transparent.
Incomplete application policy and process
The Incomplete Application Policy and Process extends to applicants applying to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (the Board) to obtain a new certificate of competence (CoC). This policy ensures a fair and transparent process for the Board to follow when applicants do not provide an application accompanied by all the required documentation.
Oral examination misconduct
This policy ensures a fair and transparent process for the Board to follow when applicants violate examination conduct. It outlines the consequences if an applicant does not adhere to this policy
Access to the register of CoC holders policy and procedures
This policy outlines the guidelines used by the Board to assess whether the Board will grant the applicant access to a copy of the register of CoC holders (the register) or an extract from the register.
This ensures there are clear and transparent policy and procedures on how to apply to the Board for a copy of the register or an extract from it.
Panel member renewal
Register of Examiner members are appointed by the Board for a 3-year term. This policy outlines the steps panel members must take to renew their appointment to the Register.
Reduction in the number of examination panel members
The Board has specified that panels of examiners consist of at least 3 members, including the chair, appointed from the register of panel members. It is the Board’s expectation that a panel will consist of no fewer than 3 members, unless the circumstances are exceptional.
This policy outlines the process to be followed in circumstances where a panel of examiners is reduced to fewer than 3 members.
Oral examination cancellation and rescheduling
This policy extends to applicants applying to the Board to obtain a new CoC.
Fit and proper person
This policy outlines regulation requirements for a CoC applicant to be a fit and proper person, the Board's decision making process and factors taken into consideration.
Lifetime CoC holders' requirements
WorkSafe has published the prescribed competency requirements for holders of a CoC with no expiry date (‘a lifetime CoC’). These requirements have been Gazetted(external link).
Under clause 7(5) of Schedule 1 of the Regulations the Health and Safety at Work (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2016 (the Regulations), a quarry manager’s lifetime CoC continues in force on that basis, as long as the holder, on and after 1 January 2018, complies with the prescribed competency requirements and continuing education requirements set by WorkSafe.
For further information contact BoE_Secretariat@worksafe.govt.nz.
New Zealand Gazette notices relevant to policies
Contact us for more help
If you have any questions about CoCs or anything else relating to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners, please contact our Board Secretariat team, who are happy to help: