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IQ Excellence Awards Regional Shortlist Revealed

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 13, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Skills Wheel, Excellence Awards, IQ Community

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The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has today announced the northern regional shortlist for the IQ Excellence Awards.

The high volume of applications acknowledging the exceptional achievements of individuals, teams and projects have now been analysed by the judging panel of industry professionals. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead on Friday 27 September 2019. The awards event is being hosted by the IQ North of England branch and will be part of their highly anticipated annual dinner dance event.
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Institute of Quarrying Honours High-Achieving Student Geologists

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 12, 2019 3:49:50 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Membership, Careers

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Ten high-achieving students studying Geology at universities across the UK have been recognised for their continuous hard work and announced as an Institute of Quarrying (IQ) National Student Award winner.

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IQ Excellence Awards Deadline Extended!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 8, 2019 10:24:39 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Skills Wheel

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The deadline for entries to the Institute of Quarrying’s free-to-enter IQ Excellence Awards has been extended until 31 July. The extension is designed to encourage quarry operators across the UK to enter and receive recognition from peers for the great work they do day in, day out.
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IQ relaunches 'Health and Safety Law in Quarries'

[fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2019 1:38:10 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Standards and Professionalism

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With the ever-increasing complexity of demands that health and safety places on the quarrying industry, the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has completely overhauled it’s go-to reference book ‘Health & Safety Law in Quarries’.

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New IQON Member Communications Launches

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2019 4:55:48 PM / by IQ News Update posted in CPD, Skills Wheel, Membership

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 A new series of video-based Institute of Quarrying (IQ) member communications launches this month, with the first film focusing on Standards and Professionalism.

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Future leaders learn new skills in Derbyshire's great outdoors

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2019 11:43:46 AM / by IQ News Update posted in University of Derby, Apprenticeships, Careers

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Around 75 apprentices from the University of Derby’s Centre for Mineral Products are descending on Derbyshire’s Peak District in April for a week of challenges designed to inspire future industry leaders.

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IQ study tour focuses on north-west

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2019 11:31:04 AM / by IQ News Update posted in University of Derby, Careers

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This year’s Institute of Quarrying (IQ) study tour for students from the University of Derby’s Centre for Mineral Products runs from 18-22 March 2019 and takes in a number of different mineral extraction and processing sites located across the North West of England.

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IQ Excellence Awards Celebrate Individual and Sector Successes

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 15, 2019 12:34:15 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Skills Wheel, IQ Community

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The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) today announced the launch of its first ever industry-wide awards celebrating the personal and professional excellence of people working in the mineral extractives sector.

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First cohort complete IQ L3 SHE certificate

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ Academy

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Left to right, top row - Sam Howells, Russell Collier, Nigel Baugh, Matthew Mclean; bottom row - Glen Parke, Andrew Hart and Claire Selby, MIQ.

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Strategic Forum Campaign to Stop Entrapment

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Industry

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Key leaders in the mineral products sector, companies, trades unions, regulators, trade bodies and others have come together in a new Strategic Forum to provide leadership and to foster and encourage co-operation between all interested parties to achieve high standards of risk management to prevent accidents and ill health across the industry.

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