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.
With Institute of Quarrying (IQ) branches covering all corners of the UK, members are invited to attend events to develop their skills and meet like-minded industry professionals.
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.
On Wednesday 18th September, over fifty members of the Branch attended a CPD technical event at the largest quarry in South Wales!
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.