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Standards and professionalism driving health and safety

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 1, 2019 9:23:42 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Safety, Skills Wheel, health, standards, professionalism

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There has never been such a focus on driving up standards and professionalism at all levels across the mineral extractives and quarrying sector - from apprentices to chief executives, from multisite international operators to independent local producers. It’s a commercial imperative at a time when standards of health and safety practice are under the spotlight.

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Staying safe in the south west

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Member, Safety, Training

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The history of commercial quarrying activity in Devon and Cornwall stretches back to the late medieval period. It’s a unique region with an extensive variety of workable minerals. Businesses operating there also have to contend with a variety of unique challenges associated with Devon and Cornwall’s standing as one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. Health and Safety onsite and beyond the gate is top of the agenda for local operators, with companies committing time and resource to knowledge development in this key area.

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IQ Skills Wheel focuses on health and safety

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Member, Safety, Skills Wheel, Training

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The quarrying industry has done much to improve health and safety over the years but there is no room for complacency – there remains much still to be done. Knowledge, understanding and practical application of key regulations and standards affecting the quarrying and mineral extractive industries across all those working in the sector is central to meeting the aim of zero harm.

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How leadership influences positive behaviour

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2018 9:18:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Safety, Leadership, Skills Wheel

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In leadership, people and relationships are more important than tasks. Tasks do matter, but the main role of a good leader is to motivate and inspire other people to do tasks well. So what are the good leadership initiatives that help drive and positively reinforce the winning behaviours helping unlock positive change management in the mineral extractives and quarrying sector?

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Future proofing the quarrying sector

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2018 1:50:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Safety, CPD, University of Derby, membership, health, environment, lifelong learning

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Just over a year into his tenure, the Institute of Quarrying’s (IQ) chief executive officer is using the industry’s premiere biannual showcasing event, Hillhead 2018, as a platform from which to share his vision for IQ and what it should be delivering for its members and the wider industry.

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