Reflections from 20 years working as an engineering geologist in the quarrying industry. (Including a QNJAC geotechnical update).
Steven Hopkins has worked as a geologist for over 20 years. During this time, he has collected data for numerous reports and assessments, visited hundreds of sites, and worked with thousands of people across quarrying-related disciplines. He will reflect on his work through three key areas in his presentation with examples. Data collection and how this has changed in the last decade, how this data is used for assessment work, and, most importantly, the relationships between everyone involved in a quarry operation. In particular, how relationships are essential for each stage of the process and critical for delivering the benefits (safety and operational) of the geologist's work.
The presentation will include a QNJAC update, which will run through the current QNJAC guidance and set out the aims for the group in the near future. It will also be an opportunity for attendees to highlight their views about the current guidance and any areas they would like the group to focus on and provide guidance.
Somerset Earth Science Centre, Moons Hill Quarry, Stoke St. Michael, Radstock, BA3 5JU