Industry Articles

Rising to the challenge

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Industry, University of Derby, Membership, Careers

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Last month Martin Riley, senior vice-president of Tarmac, became new President of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ), succeeding his predecessor Phil Redmond. In a recent Zoom interview with QM, he spoke about a global vision for IQ, the key priorities for the professional body and the challenges facing the minerals extractives sector in the post-pandemic world.

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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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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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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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