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Conveyor Safety

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2020 10:45:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Industry, Skills Wheel, Standards and Professionalism

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The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) champions safety in the mineral products sector through the continuing professional development (CPD) of operatives and operators. This encompasses everything from the overarching responsibility of operators to achieving Target Zero, to personal awareness of potential hazards such as conveyor safety.

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'Creating Future Leaders' Strategy: One Year On

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 31, 2019 11:30:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Industry, University of Derby

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Turn the clock back 12 months. It’s the first-ever Institute of Quarrying (IQ)  Fellows Lunch and Student Awards. The setting is the New Armouries’ Banqueting Suite at the Tower of London. A new IQ president takes the stage and sets out his stall, introducing the Institute’s ‘Creating Future Leaders’ strategy, shaping the direction ahead for the organisation and its members.

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New Reeds Bed in at Smiths Bletchington’s Gill Mill Quarry

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2019 11:30:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Environment, IQ Community, Knowledge and Innovation

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On the face of it, minerals extraction may appear a relatively simple and straightforward process to the unversed. Reserves are identified and applications are made for the go-ahead to remove the earth’s natural riches. But, as we all know, the process is considerably more complex, wrapped up in a rich mix of consultations, legislation and an equal measure of negotiation, all of which can take years.

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Dredging Collaboration Delivers for Sibelco

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 14, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Skills Wheel, Environment, Engagement Influence and Impact

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The UK’s quarrying and mineral products sector is always moving forward and seeking out new ways of doing things that challenge the status quo. These are often achieved through exciting collaborations between quarry operators and suppliers introducing new innovations setting out standards of excellence that become future operational norms.

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How Technological Advances are Reshaping the Quarrying Industry

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Skills Wheel, Knowledge and Innovation

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Major advances in technology are impacting construction industries like never before. In the mineral products sector the application of robotics and automated production processes is reshaping one of the world's largest industries, improving safety and optimising production efficiencies.

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