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!
As well as great personal development opportunities available through membership with the Institute of Quarrying (IQ), being part of the regional branch network is an excellent way to socialise with like-minded industry peers.
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.
Simon outlined the areas he was going to cover: fatalities, entrapment, isolation, rock projection and Pedestrian Safety.
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.