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Upcoming senior management CPD workshops

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 26, 2015 10:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Training, IQ

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As a member benefit being offered to Fellows of the Institute of Quarrying, a selection of upcoming CPD workshops, run by the Institute of Directors, are being made available at discounted IoD member rates.

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Training delivery in the UAE

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 18, 2015 9:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ Academy, Training, International

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The Institute of Quarrying were delighted to be invited along to deliver further bespoke training to 80 foremen and supervisors of both Stevin Rock & Ras Al Khaimah Rock Company LLC (RAK Rock) in the United Arab Emirates during February 2015. 

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Geotechnical and structural geology webinar

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 13, 2015 3:00:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Training, International, IQ

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The National Stone Sand and Gravel Association is teaming up with the Institute of Quarrying to present February's AGG1 online webinar: Geotechnical and Structural Geology on 26 February, 5-6pm (GMT) which will be presented by Julian Smallshaw and Professor Anna Scothern FRSA MCIM MIOD.

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Your guide to responsible sourcing

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 8, 2014 1:00:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Training

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With greater focus being placed on ensuring raw materials are produced responsibly and sustainably, the Institute will be holding a one-day course 29 January 2015 at our head offices in Nottingham, providing a comprehensive understanding of responsible sourcing. The day will help you to take into account social and environmental considerations, whilst reducing the impact throughout the supply chain and promoting responsible sourcing practice within the business.

Targeted specifically at Operational Managers, Procurement Managers, Environmental Managers, Sustainability Professionals or anyone who has a responsibility in ensuring the sustainable operation of a business.

During the day you will be provided with in-depth coverage of:

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Catering to the needs of one of the largest mining groups in the world

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 11, 2014 11:30:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ Academy, Training, International

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Stevin Rock has been the leading quarry operator in the Middle East for over 35 years; with the capacity to produce in excess of 60 million tonnes every year of high-grade limestone, gabbro rock, concrete and asphalt aggregates. Owned by the government of Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE, they deliver their products to the construction and manufacturing markets of the United Arab Emirates, Gulf region and Asia.

The Institute of Quarrying were chosen to deliver a bespoke Supervisors Course, designed to cater exclusively for the individual needs and requirements of the company. The focus of the training was to provide a greater understanding of the importance of operational management, whilst improving performance and better equipping its workforce to meet with the needs of the business and its customers.

Catering for a total of 40 delegates over two days, the sessions made use of educational resources developed from the Institute of Quarrying’s quality assured units in the University of Derby Foundation Degree in Mineral Extractives Technology.

The training approach combines web-based content available through the Institutes dedicated Learning Management System (LMS). The online learning aspect is supplemented with face-to-face tutorials, providing a cost effective method of learning in the delivery of 25 subject units via three modules, all of which add value to the business through the forward development of it’s employees.

On successful completion of the course, delegates are awarded with a CPD certificate jointly badged by IQ and Stevin Rock, defining the number of hours CPD that has been undertaken providing recognition to those individuals working to maintaining their competence.

A programme of tutorials, commencing February 2015 has also been scheduled to run alongside further training being delivered by the Institute.

To find out more about any of the training and educational offerings from The Institute of Quarrying, or how our bespoke training opportunities can benefit you contact Julian Smallshaw, Head of Educational Development on 0787 0737 645.

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Need help dealing with substance misuse in the workplace?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 21, 2014 1:00:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Training

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Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10am.

Venue: The Institute of Quarrying McPherson House, 8a Regan Way, Chetwynd Business Park, Chilwell, Nottingham NG9 6RZ

This one-day course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding, enabling the development, implementation and management of substance misuse in the workplace.

Designed primarily for Policy Holders, Directors, HR, Health and Safety, Operational Managers and anyone who has a responsibility in ensuring the efficient and safe running of a site operation. The course provides in-depth coverage of:

  • Policy development advice and guidance
  • How your company policy will affect your employees, contractors and hauliers
  • Effective communication of the policy
  • Information concerning workplace substance misuse, including information on drug types and their effects on an individual at work
  • Signs and symptoms of substance misuse
  • Your Legal responsibilities
  • How to deal with an incident relating to misuse at work
  • Testing, how, when and who to ensure it is legally compliant
  • Counselling and support programmes
During the day we will be covering:
  • Overview of the course and some statistics of substance misuse in the UK
  • A knowledge check on alcohol and drugs
  • Information and a discussion on the different types of drugs, their effects and paraphernalia relating to drug misuse
  • Information and a discussion on alcohol and how to promote sensible drinking with education on recommended consumption levels and units of alcohol
  • The essential guide for developing a policy
  • A discussion on the signs and symptoms of misuse or dependency
  • Overview of the legal requirements for both the company and employee
  • Group discussion on dealing with an incident relating to substance misuse
  • How and when testing should be carried out, with a practical demonstration
  • The benefits of a formal counselling programme for the company and employee
  • Dealing with someone who breaches the policy


Delivered by Hampton Knight, the leading independent specialist provider of employee health and wellbeing, they have assisted numerous companies and organisations across the UK and Ireland in introducing and successfully managing the issue of substance misuse at work and have a wealth of experience of working within the quarrying and construction sector.

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Tailored international training in the UAE

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 15, 2014 11:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ Academy, Training, International

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Maximising employee engagement and fulfillfing the needs of the expat workforce.

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Leadership for management success course

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2014 9:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Training

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Centered around the latest thinking on leadership, this one-day interactive programme explores the essential elements providing a firm understanding on how to instil this philosophy into managerial roles.

Providing a robust learning experience for all levels of management. The course contributes to the development of a positive leadership culture within an organisation, offering the opportunity to reflect on leadership development strategies in an interactive environment.

A selection of topics to be covered on the day include:

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Leadership for management success

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 19, 2014 5:30:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Leadership, IQ Academy, Training

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Exploring the essential elements of leadership using a hand-on practical approach.

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