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Developing a Better Skilled Workforce for Quarrying’s Future

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2022 9:40:06 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Careers, Standards and Professionalism

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The quarrying and mineral products industry offers so much potential, with many individuals starting off at entry level and progressing up the career ladder to responsible roles managing people and processes; up to and including senior management and executive roles.

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Celebrating the Industry and Future Leaders

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 15, 2021 9:45:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Leadership, Industry, University of Derby, Networking, Careers, IQ Community

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It has been over two years since the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) held its last prestigious Fellows Lunch and Student Awards in-person event. That’s two years since senior industry figures were able to get together and network face-to-face and two years since high-achieving students from the University of Derby Centre for Mineral Products received public praise for their outstanding achievements.

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#WorldSoilDay: IQ Publishes Updated ‘Good Practice Guide for Handling Soils in Mineral Workings’

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 1, 2021 9:45:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Industry, Environment, Minerals, Standards and Professionalism, Health and Safety

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Improved CPD Reporting for IQ Members

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update

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Studies show that people remember only 20% of what they read but 80% of what they see[1]. The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has now introduced new reporting tools for members to quickly analyse their continuing professional development (CPD) activities.

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Shining a light on industry excellence

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2020 11:10:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Industry, Skills Wheel, Excellence Awards

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Last year the Institute of Quarrying launched its ‘Creating Future Leaders’ strategy at the Fellows Lunch. The strategy set out the vision and role of IQ in the mineral products industry.

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IQ Branches are the Cornerstone

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2020 11:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in CPD, Industry, IQ Community

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The IQ branch community network has been a benefit of IQ membership from the earliest days of the Institute’s history. By 1920 there were certainly already branches operating in both North and South Wales along with the West, North and Midlands regions of England.

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Invest in a stronger workforce

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2020 12:30:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in CPD, Industry, IQ Academy, Personal Effectiveness

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This will be a year that few of us will ever forget. So much of what we have known has gone out of the window, not just at work but in our social and personal lives too. We have had to find new ways of being engaged and connected with ourselves and others.

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Doing the Right Thing for Future Succession

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Industry, Careers, Engagement Influence and Impact, IQ Community

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Operators across the mineral products and quarrying sector share many recruitment challenges. These include replacing an ageing workforce, skills retention, and presenting the sector as an attractive choice for today’s school, college and university leavers.

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Safety, Health and Environmental Knowledge

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 31, 2020 10:40:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Industry, University of Derby, Standards and Professionalism

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The UK mineral extractives sector directly employs 74,000 people at over 2,000 active sites and plants, and supports an additional 3.5 million jobs throughout the supply chain1. Keeping our industry attuned to the latest thinking on safety, health and environmental knowledge is a major undertaking and a key priority for the Institute of Quarrying (IQ).

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Unconsciously Safe from Top to Bottom

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 29, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Industry, Standards and Professionalism

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Everyone working in the quarrying and mineral products sector has a moral obligation to operate to the highest health and safety standards. The ramifications of ignoring best practice can have a devastating impact on personal wellbeing, as well as affecting commercial success, corporate reputation and shareholder value. Now there is growing recognition that a safe workplace should be a given, not a goal. That means moving from a ‘conscious’ commitment to safety to a culture where safety is ‘unconscious’.

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