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Industry doyen warns of post-COVID challenges

 

After more than 50 years of involvement with an OEM and supplier to the mining and aggregates industries in Australia, Dale Elphinstone is no stranger to the twists and turns of fickle economic conditions – but he remains ever the optimist.

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Know Yourself: James Rowe – self-development and personal growth challenges

 

In this second chapter of a seven-part series on the characteristics of effective leadership, South Australian IQA member and Groundwork Plus director James Rowe recounts his experiences of developing leadership credentials in the quarrying industry, as told to mentor Mike Cameron.

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NSW quarries and concrete health and safety seminar talks silica

 

The New South Wales divisions of the IQA and Cement Concrete Aggregates Australia held the recent Quarries & Concrete Health and Safety Seminar, headlined by the NSW Resources Regulator’s Garvin Burns and HeidelbergCement’s Klaus Hormann.

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Performing at your peak: embracing self-improvement

 

In the construction materials industry, it is not unusual for one to put the needs and demands of the business or organisation above one’s own aspirations. As Peter Ambrose explains, for a business to succeed, it is equally important that quarry managers do not overlook the development and growth of themselves and their workforce.

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Modern dump trucks highlight advantages of renting

 

Since 2005, Delta Rent, a subsidiary of the diversified, turnkey contracting service for urban and industrial landscapes, has certainly seen its equipment grow in size and quantity, and the latest addition to the family is no exception to that mantra.

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Awards ambassador urges more women to seek recognition for effort

 

How PCM’s Women in Industry Awards recognise outstanding women from across the industrials sector – whether they work in quarrying, mining, road transport, manufacturing, engineering, logistics, bulk handling, waste management, rail and infrastructure.
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Why quarrying fares well in inclusion, diversity stakes

 

With the national dialogue in the past few months having centred around the safety and respect of women in politics and beyond, Damian Christie discusses where he rates the quarrying industry in that mix – and he believes the industry has a a record in which it can be proud.

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Passing on safety lessons – in the pit and on the water

 

Editor Damian Christie discusses the unlikely safety parallels in sailing and the quarrying industry. As on the high seas, operators across the sector should take extra care in keeping their sites safe and should pass on the lessons they learn to their peers across the industry. 

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