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WorkSafe has approved three amendments to the New Zealand Gazette notice which sets out extractives’ Certificate of Competence (CoC) requirements. These amendments will come into place when the amendments are published. This is expected to be in a month’s time.


We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Hargreaves as our new General Manager for the Better Regulation and Legal Groups.

Media release

This technical bulletin is aimed at persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) who design, install, commission, own, operate or maintain ammonia refrigeration plant.


Almost 50 years after New Zealand businesses working in and around construction were first made aware of the risks of asbestos, removal of the cancer causing material is still not being managed effectively.

Media release

There have been two recent incidents involving remote control unit failure in mining and quarrying operations that WorkSafe wishes to bring to the attention of the sector. There was no harm caused in either occasion but the potential is high for injuries should recommended steps below not be followed.

Safety alert