IQ Events and Webinars

25/10/2018 - IQ Academy Webinar

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Data in the palm of your hand – Mobile, digital and 3D geology

Clive Mitchell of British Geological Survey

12:30 - 13:00 on 25 October 2018

Geology has come a long way since the advent of the first national-scale geological map produced by pioneering British geologist William Smith in 1815. The traditional image of 19th and 20th Century geologists is with hammer in hand traversing geological boundaries, annotating paper maps and recording observations in a trusty field notebook. The 21st Century counterpart carries a web-enabled ruggedised tablet computer with line work and observations entered directly onto a GPS-located digital map capable of incorporating detailed metadata, photographs and other geological information. 

The capture, management and delivery of data is at the heart of the modern British Geological Survey (BGS). Data captured by geologists during survey programmes is used to continually update the understanding of the geology of the UK. BGS maps are wholly digital with a seamless geological map of the UK that is scalable from the national 1:1 million scale to the local 1:10,000 scale.

The revolution in spatial data over the last 20 years has enabled a move from 2-dimensional flat plan view geological maps to the 3-dimensional geological models of the subsurface. Visualisation technology enables geologists to carry out virtual field excursions before leaving the office. In addition, the policy of Open Data has seen a surge in freely available geological information largely accessed through web map viewers and data portals. More recently mobile applications such as iGeology in the UK and mGeology in the United Arab Emirates enable access to geological information via smart phones and tablets.

This presentation will look at how the digital revolution has transformed the delivery of geological data to the world. It will cover the advances made by the British Geological Survey in delivering geological maps to your smart phone, 3D subsurface modelling and 3D visualisation of data in a ‘virtual field laboratory’.

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27/09/2018 - IQ Academy Webinar

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Creating Wellbeing

Dr Carolyn Yeoman of OCAID Wellbeing Ltd

12:30 - 13:00 on 27 September 2018

Wellbeing is an overused term which means all things to all people and it tends to be ill-defined and misunderstood. It’s often the ‘soft and fluffy’ side of wellbeing which is the focus of interventions and whilst such interventions are beneficial to individuals, they’re unlikely to result in long-term sustainable organisational effects. Organisations need to address wellbeing in the same way as they address safety, by identifying and eliminating the primary risks to wellbeing. We also need to start thinking about wellbeing in a different way and recognise the crucial role wellbeing has as a business improvement tool.

This presentation focuses on Creating Wellbeing ™ by discussing:

  • What wellbeing is and its relationship to safety, leadership and engagement
  • Why organisations should focus on Creating wellbeing ™ rather than managing stress and psychosocial risk!
  • The Yeoman Bizzell Wellbeing Culture Development Model
  • How to develop wellbeing cultures
  • Assessing wellbeing and engagement
  • Wellbeing Interventions

Carolyn is Operations Director of OCAID Wellbeing. She is an organisational psychologist with significant experience in the Health, Safety and Wellbeing field.

Before joining OCAID to head up their Wellbeing business Carolyn spent 2 years at HSE working closely with the Work-Related Stress policy team. Prior to that she successfully ran her own business for over 20 years, including some time living and working in Australia. Carolyn has a proven international track record in numerous industry sectors including construction, oil and gas, food, utilities, packaging and retail.

Carolyn has co-authored a book about Employee Assistance Programmes with Professor Sir Cary Cooper and is an experienced conference speaker with a number of papers and publications to her name. Carolyn is highly skilled and practised in benchmarking and designing organisational Wellbeing and Safety Culture interventions that enhance employee engagement and wellbeing, resulting in resilient people in resilient organisations.

Her aim is always to help to create sustainable change within organisations, enabling them to continuously improve their Health, Safety and Wellbeing culture.

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29/11/2018 - IQ Academy Webinar

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Lunch & Learn - November 2018

Mark Packham of Mining Surveys (UK) Ltd

12:30 - 13:00 on 29 November 2018

Mark Packham of Mining Surveys (UK) Ltd joins us for our IQ Academy Lunch and Learn session for November.

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20/12/2018 - IQ Academy Webinar

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Lunch & Learn - December 2018

Andy Sales of BDS Marketing Research

12:30 - 13:00 on 20 December 2018

Andy Sales of BDS Marketing Research joins us for our IQ Academy Lunch and Learn session for December, concluding our 2018 webinar series.

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20/09/2018 - IQ Yorkshire Branch Health & Safety Conference 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] 04/07/18 12:05 / by IQ News Update posted in IQ Member, Quarrying, CPD, Industry, Yorkshire Branch, Education, Training, IQ, iq branches, networking, health, skills, lifelong learning

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The annual Yorkshire Branch Health & Safety Conference takes place 20th September 2018 at Holiday Inn Scotch Corner Hotel, Darlington  DL10 6NR.

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03/10/2018 - IQ Derbyshire Branch Health & Safety Conference 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] 04/07/18 11:52 / by IQ News Update posted in IQ Member, Quarrying, Derbyshire Branch, CPD, Industry, Education, Training, IQ, iq branches, networking, health, skills, lifelong learning

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The annual Derbyshire Branch Health & Safety Conference takes place 3rd October 2018 at Proact Stadium, Chesterfield  S41 8NZ.

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26/09/2018 - Extractive Industries Ireland - Health and Safety Conference & Exhibition

[fa icon="calendar'] 02/07/18 10:12 / by IQ News Update posted in Quarrying, Industry, event-home

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The Health and Safety Authority in partnership with HSENI, the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society and the Irish Concrete Federation are holding the bi-annual Extractive Industries Ireland Health and Safety Conference and Exhibition.

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27/06/2018 - University of Derby Centre for Mineral Products Industry Showcase

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/06/18 08:34 / by IQ News Update posted in Quarrying, Industry, event-home

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The University of Derby invite industry guests to join them for an informal drinks reception at one of Buxton’s most iconic buildings - the University of Derby, Devonshire Dome.

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30/08/2018 - IQ Academy Webinar

[fa icon="calendar'] 29/05/18 08:25 / by IQ News Update posted in IQ Member, CPD, Education, IQ

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Empowering People

through Great Leadership

Julian Smallshaw of the Institute of Quarrying

12:30 - 13:00 on 30 August 2018

The UK quarrying industry is ahead of the game in many areas but over the years one segment of training has been neglected. We haven’t invested the necessary time and resources in developing future leaders. Not just at the top of the company but also in the all-important area of supervision. The realisation has now dawned and some companies have realised the worth in this area of study. In order to drive a business forward you need good leadership at all levels.

Empower people and reap the rewards.

Julian has been undertaking the development and promotion of world-class, tailored education and training programmes with the Institute of Quarrying since 2008, creating bespoke blended training packages for the extractives industry. Carrying with him a wealth of knowledge from his extensive career in operational quarry management and extractives operations, from hard rock to sand and gravel.

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26/07/2018 - IQ Academy Webinar

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Basis of Plant Design

Nick Peatling from NIRAC

12:30 - 13:00 on 26 July 2018

With over 35 years’ experience in the quarrying industry, Nick originally apprenticed as a draughtsman his development has seen him use these skills as a Contracts Engineer and later as an Engineering Director. He has delivered projects for many of the major aggregate producers.

His company NIRAC benefits from many years of experience and expertise within the quarrying industry, with the team working extensively on aggregate crushing and mechanical handling projects. As design engineers, they specialise in quarry plant and materials handling. Their designers have an in-depth knowledge of plant installation and commissioning. With forward thinking, they utilize the latest 2D and 3D design platforms. This wealth of experience combined with innovation ensures the team can design practical solutions, resulting in successful project delivery.

Our bitesize webinar session will take a look at:

  • Specialist contractors and suppliers
  • Transport, dump trucks or conveyors
  • In pit crushing
  • Storage
  • Time scales
  • Costs
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