It is made up of two parts. Part One is an introduction to soils and their handling by machines, and Part Two comprises 15 practical application guidance notes (titled Sheet A – Sheet O). The total number of pages is 162 but can be easily navigated through hyperlinks. The individual practical applications can also be downloaded as separate pdfs from the same location.
For more information or to download the updated guidance visit IQ’s website www.quarrying.org/soils-guidance.
World Soil Day (5 December) aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil salinization, increasing soil awareness and encouraging societies to improve soil health. https://www.un.org/en/observances/world-soil-day