Presidents Blog

New year, new campaign to halt entrapment

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in health, Safety, Skills Wheel

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The start of a new year is traditionally a time for looking forward. A time filled with hope, excitement and positivity. A time when we look for  new possibilities and fresh opportunities. This year, as we look forward at what these might mean for our industry, I would like us to reaffirm our primary desire that we as individuals and all of our colleagues are able to arrive home at the end of every shift safely.

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Health and safety: getting the basics right

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2018 2:59:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in health, Safety, Leadership

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We all know that health, safety and well-being are the top priority for our industry and those working within it. What we know also is that 2017 represented the worst year for fatalities in five years.

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Make H&S meaningful and relevant to your teams

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 1, 2017 2:51:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in health, Safety, Leadership, engagement, Skills Wheel

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Rightly consigned to history are the days of accepted poor practice and safety at work in our sector. Today, the UK minerals extractives industry is the global benchmark for operational standards of safety, delivered through a commitment to, and investment in, better operational practices, as well as improved standards of education, training, skills and leadership. 

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