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The IQA tour gathered delegates from all over Australia to visit numerous supplier factories, including CDE headquarters.

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Centenary study tour provides new insights

Following a tour of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland to mark the centenary anniversary of the Institute of Quarrying, IQA delegates have hailed the tour a “great success”. Read more >>
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The letterbox-like ERSS (centre) provides a significantly safer, more portable alternative in combating small fires on mobile crushing and screening plants.

Case Studies
“Smallest of quarries” devises innovative, award-winning solution

A small quarry operation run by a medium-sized Australian aggregate company has received one of the IQA’s highest honours after it devised an innovative solution to a critical safety dilemma. IQA member Daniel Reed discusses the evolution of the Emergency Response and Safety Station. Read more >>
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Some of the event speakers (l-r): Amanda Croker, Linda MacDonald, Wayne Scott, Leanne Parker, Megan Davis, Michelle Connelly and Paul Sutton.

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Women in quarrying conference provides new insights

More than 85 women and men attended Brisbane’s Women in Quarrying (WIQ) conference, to promote and acknowledge women’s contributions to the aggregates industry. Read more >>
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IQA members will visit the historic Welsh Slate Quarry (pictured a century ago) in Penrhyn, Wales, this month.

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IQA study tour marks 100th anniversary

To mark the centenary anniversary of the Institute of Quarrying, an IQA delegation has embarked on a 12-day study tour of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Read more >>
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Aggregate operators that apply best practices and next generation technology now will experience the long-term benefits of production efficiency, machine productivity and personal safety.

Conveying
Industry 4.0: What it means to the aggregates industry

The Industrial Internet of Things is being hailed as the next ‘industrial revolution’. But what is it – and how can it help producers now and into the future? Sören Schramm discusses the exciting possibilities for aggregate operations. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Sixty per cent of NZ quarry supervisors have not updated their certificates of competence.

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Supervisors fail verbal safety exam

According to industry groups, 60 per cent of New Zealand quarry supervisors are failing an exam that certifies them to safely run a site. Read more >>
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More than 700 industry professionals attended CMIC16 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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Melbourne the focal point for innovation

CMIC16 – the sixth joint CCAA/IQA conference – could not have been more relevant at a time of political upheaval globally. As Damian Christie reports, while many of the innovations forecast could transform the construction materials industry, they also posed questions about their impact on the present and future extractive workforce. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The Industry Innovation Day was developed in direct response to CMIC14 feedback.

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Busy schedule for innovation day

Innovation will be under the spotlight as one of the two main themes of the CMIC16. Read more >>
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The FT2618Vm stands out for its ability to remove higer volumes of fines.

Crushing
Supplier’s hire fleet completes first year of business

In 2015, Astec Australia announced it was entering the rental market. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Site managers in NZ without current Certificates of Competency could be jobless by 31 December.

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Quarry jobs at risk over OHS requirements

Time is running out for a nation’s quarrying, mining and contracting site managers to meet new health and safety requirements, according to industry groups. Read more >>
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SkillsDMC’s report predicts more operations will be automated.

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Challenges to mining, quarrying identified

Australia’s quarrying sector and wider resources and infrastructure industry will face a number of challenges over the coming years, according to a new report. Read more >>
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The MAQOHSC-funded training in work health and safety will be available online.

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Health, safety training offered to quarries

Free health and safety training, including some face to face training, is being offered to quarry workers over the course of one year. Read more >>
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