Presidents Blog

Whatever the weather - Hillhead shines for the industry!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2018 2:59:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in IQ Member, CPD, IQ Academy, Skills Wheel, members, membership

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Once again we have reached that point in our calendar where all attention turns to Hillhead. In the summer the Peaks are beautiful, but seasoned Hillhead visitors will know you can expect anything from snow to gales to glorious sunshine. 

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Moving with the times

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2017 2:54:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in CPD, Skills Wheel

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Like all industries, mineral extractives and quarrying is in a state of perpetual motion when it comes to embracing and adopting new technologies and future-looking operating practices.

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Recognising professionalism through lifelong learning

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2017 2:52:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in CPD, IQ Academy, Skills Wheel, lifelong learning

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We are all bombarded every day by new technology and new working practices. Without acknowledging it, each of us engages in daily personal development that enables us to keep our heads above the flood waters of modern-day life. That ever-increasing speed of change also interfaces with our work lives, whether we like it or not. It is the role of a professional body such as IQ to help us to be better-equipped employers and employees.

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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 Safety, Leadership, Skills Wheel, health, engagement

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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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