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Health and Safety - Hot Topics by Simon Edwards, HSE Quarries Inspector - West of England Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2018 1:56:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Technical Evenings, IQ, West of England Branch

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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.

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The Evolution of Explosives & Accessories - Lancashire Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2018 3:06:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ, Technical Evenings, Lancashire Branch

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The IQ Lancashire Branch were pleased to welcome Steve Gilmartin of Maxam to their technical evening which took place 13th March 2018.

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IQ Hong Kong Branch Update - redrafting of the Cavern Geoguide

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 12, 2018 12:16:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ, International

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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.

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IQ Hong Kong Branch AGM Update 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 12, 2018 11:16:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ, International

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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.

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IQ Academy 'Lunch and Learn' Webinar Focuses on Mineral Planning Threats

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 12, 2018 2:33:27 PM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ Academy, Training

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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.

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Tarmac’s Dene Quarry achieves PRIME status

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2018 1:32:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Quarrying, PRIME

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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).

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Vacancies at the University of Derby in the Centre for Mineral Products

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 15, 2018 4:04:54 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Quarrying, Education, University of Derby

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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.

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New IQ Factsheet Focuses on DEFRA’s Updated Abstraction Licensing

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 4, 2018 3:21:20 PM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ, Quarrying, IQ Member, CPD, Education, IQ Academy, Factsheets, Skills Wheel

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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.

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New Year Learning Feast as IQ Academy Launches ‘Lunch and Learn’ Webinars

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 19, 2017 7:21:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ, Quarrying, IQ Member, CPD, Education, IQ Academy

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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.

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New Challenge Awaits Outgoing IQ General Manager

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 18, 2017 2:41:31 PM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ, Quarrying, Insider

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A more than familiar face around the mineral extractives industry, Mike Phillips, General Manager of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is moving on to new challenges in 2018 after 10 years in post.

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