The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) London & Home Counties (L&HC) branch is the 2nd largest branch according to the number of members it represents. Its region covers all of the south east, from the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands, and as far north as Oxfordshire. Geologically speaking, parts of the region stretch further back into the past than most of Europe.
The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) North Wales branch has a special history given that Caernarvon is the birthplace of IQ, where it was founded in 1917 by four people with a vision for the mineral products industry.
Local Institute of Quarrying (IQ) branches have been at the forefront of adapting to the needs of members by turning to online platforms to host their technical evenings and networking events.
Since 2018, the IQ Northern Ireland Branch has raised an astounding £49,000.00 to support local charities, with the annual Stonecrushers Ball and golf day providing the jewel in the crown events for the branches calendar year fundraising efforts.
Hazen Bowskill, Quarry Operations Manager, Heights Quarry, Aggregate Industries and IQ North of England Branch Chairman shares his positive approach to the current corona virus crisis.
Primary 3 and 4 pupils from Loughries Integrated Primary School visited Ballystockart Quarry on Friday 24th January.
Championing safety in the minerals extractive sector through continuing professional development (CPD), the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) recently organised a Health and Safety Conference for its Midlands-based members.
The ‘Stonecrushers Ball’ organised by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) Northern Ireland branch is an industry highlight for many. The annual event was the perfect setting to celebrate the Northern Ireland winners of the IQ Excellence Awards.
Improving health and safety for everyone working in the mineral products sector is a top priority for all operators, producers and contractors. That means it is imperative that professionals are equipped with the knowledge, understanding and practical application of key regulations and standards that affect the sector in order to work towards the aim of zero harm.