Reflecting back on our centenary celebrations during 2017 accentuated how far we have developed, both as an industry and an Institute. Looking beneath the surface of this highlighted the outstanding passionate individuals who provide the life blood in developing what has become the industry we know and love today.
Simon began his talk with the worrying statistic of 3 fatal accidents in quarries in 2017, over a 7-week period. He gave a brief outline of the circumstances surrounding each accident. He went on to state that he could not give full details of the incidents as investigations were still ongoing but HSE viewed it as being important to get brief details out into the public domain to try and avoid any re-occurrences.
The IQ Lancashire Branch were pleased to welcome Steve Gilmartin of Maxam to their technical evening which took place 13th March 2018.
The Institute of Quarrying Hong Kong Branch, with other Professional Institutions, was invited by the Hong Kong Government to be a member of the Working Group on the redrafting of the ‘Cavern Geoguide’, which was published January 2018.
Following on from the recent AGM, which took place 6th March 2018, we are pleased to announce the newly elected Council Committee member and the office bearers for the Institute of Quarrying Hong Kong branch.
Planning issues concerning the safeguarding of surface and underground mineral resources will be explored in the second in a series of 30 minute ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinars from IQ Academy.
Tarmac’s Dene Quarry in Derbyshire is the latest mineral extractives operation to achieve Professional Recognition in Mineral Extraction (PRIME) status from the Institute of Quarrying (IQ).
Based at the University’s Enterprise Centre on Bridge Street, Derby, the Centre for Mineral Products delivers industry standard and globally recognised higher educational qualifications to the mineral products sector. In partnership with the industry's professional bodies, the Centre and its qualifications have been established to meet the educational and developmental needs of the sector it represents.
A new factsheet is now available from the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) focusing on the updated Abstraction Licensing regulations introduced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on 1st January 2018.
The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is starting 2018 as it means to go on with the launch of a compelling new series of ‘Lunch and Learn’, issues-related seminars from IQ Academy.