Nominations for New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners - now closed

Nominations have now closed for up to four positions on the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners due to four members’ terms expiring in November. WorkSafe expects to make an announcement about new position holders in October.

WorkSafe is seeking people with extractives industry knowledge, experience and leadership in one or more of: operations, health and safety inspections, education and industry training. 

The Board was established under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and its functions are:

  • to advise WorkSafe on competency requirements for mine workers
  • to examine applicants, or have applicants examined, for certificates of competence
  • to issue, renew, cancel, and suspend certificates of competence
  • any other function relating to training and competency requirements for participants in the extractive industry conferred on the Board by regulations under this Act.

Appointments are for up to three years. There are usually six meetings a year in Wellington. The daily fee for a member is $350, with up to half a day’s preparation for each meeting. Members may also be called upon to participate in various working groups or sub-committees. 

Further information

For more information about the Board, see About the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners. If you would like to know more about the role of a Board member, please see our position description:

Position description - New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (PDF 53 KB)


If you have any questions, please contact Charlie Strivens, Advisor – New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners. Charlie can be reached via email or phone 04 901 0696 or 021 802 471.