Phil Haygarth is a Professor of Soil and Water Science at The Environment Centre, Lancaster University. He is a specialist in the interaction between soils and water and in the flow of the nutrient (phosphorus) through the soil – water catchment, where there are benefits for farming and food production, but also problems with water quality downstream.
The Lancashire branch welcomed Dave Collins, 8th November 2016 to provide an evening of information on managing investigations and what companies, Directors, Senior Managers and individuals need to do.
On 8th March 2016, Adrian Wilkinson, Managing Director and UAV Pilot at QuarryDesign gave a highly visual presentation on “Drones, the law and the benefits.
The Lancashire Branch held a technical presentation on 10 November 2015 covering the Efficient Use of Mobile Plant, delivered by Colin Scott, National Accounts Manager for Liebherr Great Britain Limited. Colin has over thirty years experience in the quarrying industry and has worked as a Quarry Manager and Area Production Manager for major aggregate companies.
Embankment dams (lagoons) are a common sight in quarries in the UK, ranging in size and complexity from simple ponds containing tens of cubic meters of fluid to major civil engineering works, holding hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of fluid. The hazards lagoons present have a similarly wide range.
The Lancashire Branch technical evening held on 9 December 2014 covered Wear Resistant Linings and took place at the Longlands Hotel.
The Lancashire Branch Technical presentation 11 November set out to cover one of Lancashire’s top priority transport projects, the Heysham to M6 link road, presented by Steve Webster of Costain.
The Lancashire Branch technical evening, 7 October 2014 took place at the Longlands Hotel, setting out to cover ‘topical issues’. Mike Tetley, HM Inspector of Quarries delivered the presentation.
An informative talk was provided, in which Mike covered the control of dust & respirable crystalline silica (RCS), rock fall, excavation and tip rules, welfare, visibility from mobile plant, the Fee for Intervention (FFI) and road edge protection, which also extended to cover stockpiles and guarding.
A number of related videos were recommended, all of which are available to view on YouTube these included: