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[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in West of England Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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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.

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HSE Hot Topics with Simon Edwards, HSE Quarries Inspector - West of England Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 8, 2019 9:41:39 AM / by IQ News Update posted in West of England Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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Simon outlined the areas he was going to cover: fatalities, entrapment, isolation, rock projection and Pedestrian Safety.

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IQ West of England Treasurer steps down after more than 30 years of commitment

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 27, 2019 8:30:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in West of England Branch, IQ Community

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One of the industry’s best-recognised members of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is stepping aside from his roles as branch committee member and treasurer after more than 30 years.

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Health and Safety - Hot Topics by Simon Edwards, HSE Quarries Inspector - West of England Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2018 1:56:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in West of England Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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Simon began his talk with the worrying statistic of 3 fatal accidents in quarries in 2017, over a 7-week period. He gave a brief outline of the circumstances surrounding each accident.  He went on to state that he could not give full details of the incidents as investigations were still ongoing but HSE viewed it as being important to get brief details out into the public domain to try and avoid any re-occurrences.

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West of England Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 31, 2018 2:38:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in West of England Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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Quarrying is a large industry within the South West, with some of the major quarrying companies having flagship operations based here. There are large deposits of limestone and basalt throughout the Mendip Hills; granite and china clay in Cornwall; and ball clay in Devon.

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West of England Branch Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2017 2:36:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in West of England Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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The West of England has a long and illustrious history of mineral working; not only for use as aggregate but also for industrial purposes, brick manufacture, building and walling stone, lime and in steel manufacture.

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IQ Centenary & Hot Topics in Health & Safety - West of England Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2017 11:39:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in West of England Branch, Centenary, Networking, IQ Community

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The West of England Branch hosted both Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President and Simon Edwards, HM Inspector of Quarries on Monday 10th April 2017 as part of the annual programme of Technical Evenings.

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Patrick Bowles MIQ

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Phil Shimwell MIQ

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John Hattersley MIQ

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Jonathan Attwood TMIQ

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Andy Thomas

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Penny Brodie

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Sam Wrathall MIQ

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Thor Atkinson

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Mark Broadley MIQ

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Gary Langton FIQ

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Will Taylor MIQ

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Mary Carter FIQ

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Hazen Bowskill MIQ

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Mike Young FIQ

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Susan Arnott TMIQ

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Mark Jones TMIQ

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Adam Daniels MIQ

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Roy Wallace MIQ

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John Moore MIQ

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Ian Christie FIQ

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Nicola Bartholomey MIQ

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Daniel Morgan MIQ

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Brett Morris

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Mark Hughes

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Val Isaac

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For any queries about the West Midlands branch please contact the IQ office on 0115 972 9995 or mail@quarrying.org.

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Tim Harvey MIQ

Vice Chairman
Carl Rowley MIQ

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Kevin Parker FIQ

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