Callycombe Aggregates featured in last month’s issue of The Institute of Quarrying’s magazine on quarry management and commended the quarry team for their enthusiasm and energy in the article.
Highlighting the importance of knowledge, understanding and practical application of key regulations and standards, the quarrying industry continues to do much to improve health and safety.
The Institute of Quarrying offer an IQ Skills Wheel, which informs and updates on health and safety in the quarrying and extractive industries, which is something Callycombe Aggregates have signed up to.
As the article writes:
Take Burcombe Haulage in Cornwall. A well-established haulage operator, the company acquired Callywith Quarry in Bodmin earlier this year, which now trades as Callycombe Aggregates. Julian Smallshaw is Head of Educational Development at IQ. He explains: “Since its acquisition of Callywith Quarry, Callycombe Aggregates’ leadership team has recognised the need to upskill its people as it takes on new challenges running a quarry operation. Managers Zoe Harris and Gavin Hodges have signed up to our IQ Academy Level 3 Vocational Qualification Certificate in Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Knowledge.
“As part of Zoe and Gavin’s course, we ran a tutorial at the end of November in Bodmin, which was attended by the whole company. That gives you an idea of the enthusiasm and energy that the management team is investing in its new acquisition. This covered many of the essential elements that are included in the Standards and Professionalism quadrant of the IQ Skills Wheel.”
The Health & Safety tutorial is the first in a series as part of the course. The day addressed a range of health and safety regulations and standards, including Quarry Regulations 1999, health and safety awareness, hazardous substances, lone working, lock-off and incident investigation.
Zoe Harris, Callycombe Aggregates, says: “The Level 3 SHE Knowledge certificate is about equipping people working within the quarrying and mineral extractives sector with the most up-to-date and relevant, fit-for-purpose training in the industry. So, it’s essential learning for our team.”