Being prepared for emergencies in mines is crucial. We have developed this code for mine operators, site senior executives, the New Zealand Mines Rescue Service, emergency services, and anyone else at a mining or tunnelling operation involved in emergency preparedness.

This Approved Code of Practice sets out WorkSafe’s expectations for managing emergencies in mining and tunnelling operations. The code provides information on developing an emergency plan and what it should contain, how to test and review the plan, and how to respond to an emergency.

ACOP: emergency preparedness in mining and tunnelling operations (PDF 405 KB)