Tags: Institute of Quarrying

Wednesday’s AGG1 Academy pick – W57: Attracting Young People into the Industry – Demographics are Against Us!

Mar 17, 2015

Wednesday’s AGG1 Academy pick – W57: Attracting Young People into the Industry – Demographics are Against Us!

Presenters: Phil James, Colin Jenkins, and Julian Smallshaw, Institute of Quarrying The industry has an aging workforce. We need to attract young people into the aggregates sector. Using our proven knowledge of running a successful apprenticeship program, we will demonstrate how ...

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Blasting: Best Practices

Oct 14, 2013

Blasting: Best Practices

Initiating safe, successful blast practices Successful blasts do not come about by chance. They come about via careful planning, assessment, and management of risk, the knowledge and teamwork of all personnel involved and, importantly, what physically happens on the bench during ...

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Joints, Humpback Whales and Quarries

Mar 19, 2012

Joints, Humpback Whales and Quarries

Knowledge of geological joints is essential in assuring the economic extraction of crushed stone from quarries, and detailed studies of joints and other planes of weakness should be included in the exploration and quarrying process.   A few years ago, I had ...

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