Guidelines & Definitions
The guidelines below define the terminology used in the Membership Rules when outlining the requirements of each grade.
Schedule of Terms
The extraction and processing of surface mineral including crushed and dimension stone, sand and gravel, clays, opencast coal, asphalt, cement, ready-mixed concrete and concrete products, plus companies supplying goods and services to the quarrying industry.
Mines and quarries inspectors, drilling and blasting contractors, lecturers in quarrying at recognised colleges, technical consultants and mineral planning officers are regarded as being employed within the industry.
Experience in the industry
Full-time employment in the industry, including industrial periods of approved courses.
Senior managerial charge
In charge of a significant quarrying operation; an area or regional manager; a recognized senior staff appointment; head of department etc.
Position of responsible charge
Appointments such as quarry manager or assistant manager; a person in charge of a section of a quarry or associated plant; those in recognised technical or administrative appointments.
An approved technical or administrative qualification (see Section 2.04).
An academic qualification approved by Council at not less than HNC level appropriate to the person's discipline, eg: HNC Civil Engineering, BSc Geology.
An academic qualification approved by Council at not less than HNC level appropriate to the person's discipline, eg: HNC Business Studies, Diploma in Management Studies, BA Town and Country Planning, MBA.