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Review of the Department of Labour's interactions with Pike River Coal Limited

 

Principal Terms of Reference

  1. Determination of a complete record of the Department's interactions, whether through its health and safety inspectorate or otherwise, with the Mine including:
  1. All site visits or other forms of inspection;
  2. All communications (whether oral or written), including the provision of information and advice;
  3. All notices or other requirements or requests made of the Mine by the Department;
  4. All responses (if any) from the mine to such notices, requirements or requests.
  1. An assessment of these interactions including reference to:
  1. The nature of the Department's regulatory role;
  2. The qualifications and experience of those undertaking it;
  3. The Department's documented approach to discharging its regulatory responsibilities under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 including its Enforcement Policy.
  1. An assessment of the Department's management and support of its interactions with the Mine including:
  1. The systems and processes in place to ensure appropriate matters were raised and followed up;
  2. The support for and management of those employees carrying out the regulatory role.

The full terms of reference are in Appendix 5.