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Yorkshire Branch Health & Safety Conference 2019

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 3, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by IQ News Update

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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.

In its role as the professional membership body for the mineral products sector, the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) and its network of regional branches organise regular events to share knowledge, network and socialise.

Yorkshire Branch Health & Safety Conference

The annual Yorkshire Branch Health & Safety Conference is a key event in the industry calendar. Organised by IQ Yorkshire branch, it recently took place at Holiday Inn Scotch Corner Hotel, Darlington.

With a well-planned agenda packed with presentations from industry professionals, the event was attended by more than 130 people. In addition to industry-focused subject matters and issues, one of the most engaging presentations came from Donna Mills-Hincks, Industrial Diagnostics Company. With an ageing workforce, the focus on wellness included a light-hearted discussion on the taboo subjects of prostate and testicular self-examinations.

Agenda

08.15 – 09.00: Registration & coffee

09.00 – 09.05: Introduction from branch chairman Tim Harvey MIQ

09.05 – 09.45: HSE Update & Current Issues - Adrian Jurg FIQ, HSE Quarry Inspector

09:45 – 10.30: Empowering People Through Great Leadership - Julian Smallshaw FIQ, IQ Head of Education and Standards

10.30 – 10.50: Coffee break

10.50 – 11.35: Wellness - Donna Mills-Hincks, Industrial Diagnosis

11.35 – 12.20: Electrical Safety - Andy Meadows FIQ, Longcliffe Quarries

12.20 – 13.05: Accident Investigation - Colin Nottage MIQ, Influential Management Group

13.05 – 14.05: Lunch

14.05 – 15.35: Driver Safety Awareness - Adrian Hide, TTC Driver Protect

15.35 – 15.45: Questions and close from IQ branch chairman Tim Harvey.

Tim Harvey is the chairman of IQ Yorkshire. He says: “The health and safety day is always a popular event in our branch calendar. On behalf of the Yorkshire branch, I’d like to thank everyone who attended, both speakers and members. There is no room for complacency in our industry and it’s important that we stay up to date on subject matters relating to health and safety. It’s also an opportunity to discuss non-industry subjects, including the importance of wellness, which can affect our day-to-day working lives.”

IQ members who weren’t able to attend the Yorkshire Branch Health & Safety Conference can sign up to upcoming events in Derbyshire and the Midlands via www.quarrying.org.

  • 9 October, Derbyshire Health & Safety Day
  • 27 November, Midlands Health & Safety Day.

About Yorkshire and the IQ Branch

As the UK’s largest county and home to two National Parks, Yorkshire is visually and geologically one of the most diverse regions in the whole country, with a rich industrial history of mining and quarrying from Roman times through to the Industrial Revolution. In fact, Jackdaw Quarry, which supplied stone down the River Ouse to the encampment at York during the Roman era, is still operating today some 2,000 years later.

For more information about IQ Yorkshire branch, to find out more about events or register an interest, contact:

Chairman

Tim Harvey

tim.harvey@hanson.biz / 01723 862 142

 

Vice Chairman

Carl Rowley

crowley85@hotmail.co.uk / 07775 856 438

 

Branch Secretary

Kevin Parker

kevin@lightwaterholdings.com / 01765 635 435

 

Topics: CPD, Yorkshire Branch, Networking, IQ Community

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Derbyshire Branch

Chairman
Patrick Bowles MIQ

Vice Chairman
Phil Shimwell MIQ

Secretary
John Hattersley MIQ

Devon and Cornwall Branch

Chairman
Jonathan Attwood TMIQ

Deputy Chairman
Andy Thomas

Branch Secretary
Penny Brodie

Lancashire Branch

Chairman
Sam Wrathall MIQ

Vice Chairman
Thor Atkinson

Secretary
Mark Broadley MIQ

London and the Homes Counties Branch

Chairman
Gary Langton FIQ

Deputy Chairman 
Will Taylor MIQ

Hon. Secretary 
Mary Carter FIQ

Midlands Branch

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

North of England Branch

Chairperson
Hazen Bowskill MIQ

Vice Chairman
Mike Young FIQ

Secretary
Susan Arnott TMIQ

North Wales Branch

Chairman
Mark Jones TMIQ

Vice Chairman
Adam Daniels MIQ

Branch Secretary
Dan Green TMIQ

Northern Ireland Branch

Chairman
Roy Wallace MIQ

Vice Chairman
John Moore MIQ

Secretary/Treasurer
David Johnston FIQ

Scottish Branch

Chairman
Alan Mackenzie FIQ

Secretary
Ian Christie FIQ

South Wales Branch

Chairman
Nicola Bartholomey MIQ

Vice Chairman
Daniel Morgan MIQ

Secretary
Brett Morris

West of England Branch

Chairman
Mark Hughes

Hon. Secretary
Val Isaac

West Midlands Branch

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

Yorkshire Branch

Chairman
Tim Harvey MIQ

Vice Chairman
Carl Rowley MIQ

Branch Secretary
Kevin Parker FIQ

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