What is the essence of what we do?

Evolved Professional Development

Setting standards and competencies

People in the mineral extractives industry deliver high safety and operational standards.  Promoting their professionalism means the industry can continually improve performance for the benefit of employees, the customers they serve and the local communities where sites operate.


Collaboration and networking

The high standards required of the industry are actively debated and shared amongst our members and this willingness to support each other helps to raise the overall profile of the sector.  We want the industry to be valued by all as a great place to work and vital for the growth of the wider economy.


Supporting industry to develop

The spirit of collaboration extends to include manufacturers and suppliers of products and services that support the extractives industry.  By working with these partners we help to facilitate discussions involving the whole industry, which in turn brings greater benefit and value to our members.


Helping to make sense of minerals

The Institute of Quarrying exists to promote the science of quarrying.  The mineral extractives industry is a key supplier to construction and manufacturing industries who create the products, buildings and environments that we all use everyday and that many of us take for granted.

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Upcoming Training:

Managing Safety

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 from 08:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

Chilwell, United Kingdom

The Managing Safety courses in an interactive one day course that focuses on the aspects of safety on site and how to manage people, situations and environments to ensure every person at the quarry is safe in the job they do.

This course is aimed at managers and supervisors to refresh their knowledge of safe working practices and methods within the extractives environment.

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