IQ Branch Blog

London and Home Counties Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2019 1:59:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Safety, CPD, Technical Evenings, London and Home Counties Branch, members

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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.

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North Wales Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2019 11:44:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in North Wales Branch, CPD, Technical Evenings, members

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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.
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Lancashire Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Technical Evenings, Lancashire Branch, members

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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.

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South Wales Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Technical Evenings, South Wales Branch, membership

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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.

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Derbyshire Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Derbyshire Branch, Technical Evenings, University of Derby, membership

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For many members of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ), one of the main benefits is networking with industry professionals at local branch events, with the value of sharing knowledge, experiences and advice second to none.

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Scottish Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Scottish Branch, Technical Evenings, members, Networking

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The Scottish branch of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) ended 2018 on a high, winning the coveted President’s Branch Trophy for the first time in its history. With just one branch covering a staggering 31,000 square miles, the enthusiastic application and effort in its promotion of quarrying, despite geographical challenges, impressed the panel of IQ board members.

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IQ Branch Focus

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Technical Evenings, IQ Branches, members

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The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has a comprehensive UK network of 13 regional branches covering Derbyshire, Devon and Cornwall, Lancashire, London and the Home Counties, Midlands, North of England, North Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Wales, West of England, West Midlands and Yorkshire.

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London and Home Counties Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Technical Evenings, London and Home Counties Branch, IQ Branches, Networking

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Gary Langton FIQ is the Chairman of the London & Home Counties branch of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ). He has been chosen as our ‘Member of the Month’ for November.

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Northern Ireland Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Northern Ireland Branch, Technical Evenings, IQ Branches, Networking

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Our regional focus this month looks towards Northern Ireland. Craigantlet-based Stuart Wickie, Shotfirer and Explosives Supervisor atOrica BQS Ltd,has been put forward asthe Institute of Quarrying’s (IQ) Member of the Month.

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North Wales Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2018 12:24:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in North Wales Branch, Technical Evenings, IQ Branches, Networking

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North Wales is a hugely significant region for the quarrying industry. Covering a wide mix of geology including limestone, slate, sand, granite and gravel, it is also the original home of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ).

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