First Cohort complete Institute of Quarrying Level 3 SHE Certificate
Six employees at Salop Sand & Gravel Supply Co. Ltd are celebrating becoming the first cohort of delegates to complete the Level 3 SHE certificate run by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ).
Sam Howells, Russell Collier, Nigel Baugh, Matthew Mclean, Glen Parke and Andrew Hart successfully completed the MPQC Level 3 Certificate in Safety, Health and Environmental Knowledge. Meanwhile, IQ member, Claire Selby, completed the MPQC Level 6 Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management in Mineral Products Operations.
Julian Smallshaw is IQ’s Head of Educational Development. He personally hand delivered the certificates to Salop Sand & Gravel Supply Co. Ltd’s head office in Telford. He says: “Congratulations Sam, Russell, Nigel, Matthew, Glen and Andrew; becoming the first cohort of delegates to complete the Level 3 SHE certificate is an achievement in itself. Also, a massive congratulations to Claire; completing the Level 6 Diploma is a big achievement for both you and the company.
“Continuing professional development (CPD) is extremely important within the mineral extractives industry, and IQ prides itself on delivering globally recognised training, education, and qualifications to its members. Health and Safety is an ongoing industry issue therefore it’s imperative that industry professionals have the knowledge, understanding and practical application of key regulations and standards that affect our industry in order to work towards the aim of zero harm.”
The Level 3 Certificate delivered by IQ has been developed to provide an in-depth understanding of essential elements required for an individual’s career development in the extractives and mineral processing industries. It delivers a firm foundation of knowledge in key elements of Safety, Health and Environmental processes and procedures, alongside additional complimentary key areas such as leadership and communication techniques and theory.
The Institute of Quarrying is the international professional body for quarrying, construction materials and the related extractive and processing industries, with over 6,000 members in some 50 countries of the world. Membership is open to individuals, rather than companies, and the Institute’s long-term objective is to promote progressive improvements in all aspects of operational performance through the medium of education and training.
The Institute believes education and training is a lifelong opportunity which should be viewed in the broadest terms, starting with initial qualifications gained at college, university or through distance learning programmes. This is followed by continuing professional development through attendance at conferences, seminars, training courses, competence assessment schemes, workshops, technical meetings, site visits and the updating of knowledge by reading the Institute’s journals, technical and management papers and handbooks.