Events hosted by the IQ Derbyshire branch are a place where industry professionals can meet to discuss the latest trends, best practice techniques and issues affecting the industry. At a recent event, the branch tackled the issue of mental health.  According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), an estimated 17 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression, or anxiety in 2021/22. This is over half of all working days lost due to work-related mental health.
After almost half a century working in the quarrying and mineral products industries, the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has recognised the outstanding contribution of Roy Bush FIQ, Health & Safety Director for British Aggregates Association (BAA), with the award of an Honorary Fellowship.
The health, safety and wellbeing of the quarrying workforce continues to be the industry’s top priority. 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 achieve the ultimate goal of delivering safe practices in the working environment.
IQ and IAT Celebrate High-Performing University Students at Joint Awards Ceremony
Set against the backdrop of the historic IET London: Savoy Place and in front of senior industry professionals, the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) and Institute of Asphalt Technology (IAT) have praised the high-performing students from the University of Derby Centre for Mineral Products at a joint awards ceremony.
One of the immediate benefits enjoyed by members of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is belonging to a community of like-minded professionals who can provide the inspiration and incentive to pursue a multitude of future career pathways.
Viv Russell FIQ, CEO of Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC), has been appointed the 70th President of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ).
Four well-respected individuals have been awarded with Honorary Fellowships from the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the quarrying and minerals extractives industries.
Almost eight months after the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) moved out of its headquarters in Chilwell, near Nottingham, the membership organisation is now setting up operations in temporary accommodation at the National Stone Centre (NSC) in Derbyshire.
IQ is looking to recruit Trustees as part of its annual Board renewal cycle. This is a major opportunity to take a leading role in the development of your Institute.
As we come to the end of National Careers Week 2022, Nicholas Jewell of Hanson UK provides an insight into how accessible the world of quarrying is in terms of finding out more and getting involved.