Clay Quarry Management Courses

The Clay Quarry Management course was designed in response to The Quarry Regulations 1999 which stipulates that quarry managers need to demonstrate competence. As the majority of courses available centre around hard rock quarrying, this course was designed specifically for clay quarries.  This year it has been further updated to meet the needs of the Industry and ensure all the Delegates receive a more rounded learning experience.  The course is now available in two different levels to meet the needs of each site.

To register for the latest Clay Quarry Management Course, please see registration link to the right of this page.

Intermediate 2 Day Clay Quarry Managers Course

Who should attend?  

A two day course is suitable for Managers and Assistant Managers who are interested in the application of the Quarry Regulations 1999 and ACOP in relation to managing a clay quarry. The course also provides Quarry Managers and Assistant Quarry manager’s knowledge when overseeing geotechnical aspects. This knowledge based course will benefit individuals who are involved in aspects of geotechnics and quarry design for managing clay quarries.

Aims 

 To provide individuals with:

  • Understand the meaning of the terms Regulations, Approved Code of Practise (ACOP) and Guidance and their legal status
  • Be able to refer to and interpret specific parts of the Regulations and ACOP
  • The information and skills to manage geotechnical aspects of their work in clay quarries effectively
  • To take an active role in clay quarry design
  • The maintenance of a safe geotechnical environment throughout the life of a clay quarry

Content

Day 1: 

  • Introduction to the Legislation and Quarry Regulations 1999 relevant to clay quarries
  • Health and safety documentation
  • Training and competence
  • Management structure
  • Introducing rules and schemes
  • Workplace inspections
  • Explosives and shot-firing
  • Health surveillance
  • Vehicle safety in clay quarries & extractives environment

Completion of the course assessment leads to a MP Skills Certificate of Achievement or Record of Training

Day 2: 

  • Hazards and definitions
  • Causes of instability in soil slopes
  • Causes of instability in rock slopes
  • Causes of instability in stockpiles
  • Lagoons
  • Rockfall and control measures
  • Geotechnical appraisals and assessments
  • Inspections and record keeping
  • Working practices
  • Legal compliance

Completion of the course assessment leads to a Level 3 Award in Geotechnical Knowledge for Quarrying Supervision (Vocational Qualification) or Record of Training

 Advanced Level Geotechnical Knowledge & Practice Course

Who should attend?

Employees or Contractors who have responsibility for managing and overseeing geotechnical aspects within an extractives and mineral processing environment, in line with those set out in the Quarry Regulations 1999 and ACOP. This Advanced knowledge course will benefit individuals who are involved in and responsible for carrying out geotechnical inspections in the workplace and give a greater understanding of the requirements during appraisals and when assessments will be required. Delegates MUST provide evidence of holding the(intermediate) Level 3 Qualification or the previous Level 4 qualification prior to attending. 

Aims

To provide course delegates with: The information and skills to manage geotechnical aspects of their work in quarries effectively. To take an active role in quarry design. The maintenance of a safe geotechnical environment throughout the life of a quarry

Content

The course includes:

  • Hazards and definitions
  • More advanced knowledge on causes of instability in soil and rock slopes
  • Rockfall,  Rockfall design and control measures
  • Geotechnical appraisals, assessments including practical aspects using latest technologies.
  • Inspections and record keeping
  • Working practicesand legal compliance

Day1:Based in a training room

  • Short lectures
  • Demonstrations
  • Group discussions and interactive exercises.
  • Case studies
  • Practical instruction

 

Day 2:Based in training room and includes dynamic practical application of inspections/appraisals

  • The legal and principles of appraisal, assessment and inspections and records
  • Interactive visual sessions and scenarios to practice, inspections/appraisals in the classroom environment.
  • Multiple choice assessment of 24 questions.  

Successful completion of the course leads to a Level 4 Award in Geotechnical Knowledge for Quarrying Management (Vocational Qualification)

 

Course Format

Each course is run over 2 days, usually Tuesday & Wednesday.

It is delivered in a modular format.

There is a mixture of taught time, group exercises and audio visual.

The assessments are made up of multiple choice questions with written and practical exams.

Successful delegates are awarded the MPQC Certificate of Achievement.  

These activities are approved for Professional Development by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.