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Delivering value through content

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Skills Wheel, Membership

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One of the many benefits of being an IQ member is access to advice, best practice and industry resources. These resources exist in different formats and include everything from textbooks to factsheets, videos to webinars through to industry articles and case studies.

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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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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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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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Smiths Bletchington Gill Mill Quarry - Innovation in Action

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Skills Wheel, Knowledge and Innovation

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Knowledge and innovation drive the quarrying and mineral products industries. Discovering smarter ways of doing things is at the heart of the sector’s search for meaningful performance improvements that deliver a real difference to the bottom line.

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IQ study tour delivers on personal effectiveness agenda

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Skills Wheel, University of Derby, Personal Effectiveness

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There’s a lot of talk in business around the subject of personal effectiveness. But what do we mean by the term? And why is it so important? It’s a key part of the Institute of Quarrying’s (IQ) Skills Wheel, a tool that helps identify the full range of competencies for the modern professional working in the minerals extractive and quarrying industries.

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Standards and professionalism driving health and safety

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 1, 2019 9:23:42 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Skills Wheel, Standards and Professionalism

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There has never been such a focus on driving up standards and professionalism at all levels across the mineral extractives and quarrying sector - from apprentices to chief executives, from multisite international operators to independent local producers. It’s a commercial imperative at a time when standards of health and safety practice are under the spotlight.

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IQ Skills Wheel focuses on health and safety

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Academy, Skills Wheel, Standards and Professionalism

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The quarrying industry has done much to improve health and safety over the years but there is no room for complacency – there remains much still to be done. Knowledge, understanding and practical application of key regulations and standards affecting the quarrying and mineral extractive industries across all those working in the sector is central to meeting the aim of zero harm.

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Extracting Excellence: The move to ISO 14001:2015

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Skills Wheel, Environment, Standards and Professionalism

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Standards and professionalism is a key segment of the Institute of Quarrying’s Skills Wheel, covering all of the key regulations and standards that affect the quarrying and mineral extractive industries. The most well known environmental standard ISO 14001 is one of the key tools that many organisations use in managing their environmental impacts which in recent years has been revised.

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