Attending regular technical evenings organised by the regional Institute of Quarrying (IQ) branches is a great way for members to keep up to date on key industry issues. IQ branch events provides its members with valuable networking and CPD opportunities.
The new committee team for the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) London and Home Counties branch have big plans to reinvigorate membership events across the region. The first of these events was recently held on board the historic HMS Belfast.
With an estimated 18-20 per cent of all recorded incidents a result of conveyors, conveyor belt safety was the insightful topic at the recent Technical Evening hosted by the IQ North Wales branch.
The series of branch blogs from the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) continues. This month the focus is the IQ Lancashire branch and its well-attended continuing professional development (CPD) day.
Continuing professional development (CPD) is extremely important within the mineral extractives industry, ensuring continued professional competence and ‘fitness for purpose’. As part of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) support network, IQ members regularly attend local branch events, which embed a culture of CPD.
For many members of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ), one of the main benefits is networking with industry professionals at local branch events, with the value of sharing knowledge, experiences and advice second to none.
The Scottish branch of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) ended 2018 on a high, winning the coveted President’s Branch Trophy for the first time in its history. With just one branch covering a staggering 31,000 square miles, the enthusiastic application and effort in its promotion of quarrying, despite geographical challenges, impressed the panel of IQ board members.
The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has a comprehensive UK network of 13 regional branches covering Derbyshire, Devon and Cornwall, Lancashire, London and the Home Counties, Midlands, North of England, North Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Wales, West of England, West Midlands and Yorkshire.
Gary Langton FIQ is the Chairman of the London & Home Counties branch of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ). He has been chosen as our ‘Member of the Month’ for November.
Our regional focus this month looks towards Northern Ireland. Craigantlet-based Stuart Wickie, Shotfirer and Explosives Supervisor atOrica BQS Ltd,has been put forward asthe Institute of Quarrying’s (IQ) Member of the Month.