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Links

 Agg-net

The online information service for the UK aggregates, recycling and related heavy construction industries.

www.agg-net.com

Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

Trade association for colleges and training providers.

www.aelp.org.uk

 British Aggregates Association (BAA)

A representative body for independent quarry companies. The site contains information on their objectives, the aggregates tax, environmental consultations, useful links and press releases.

www.british-aggregates.co.uk

 British Geological Survey (BGS)

The principal source of geological and related information. The web site contains many resources. Minerals UK is a sub-section within the BGS site.

www.bgs.ac.uk

 British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA)

A trade association for primarily marine dredged sand and gravel producers. The web site provides information on regulations, resources, uses, production, general information and current issues.

www.bmapa.org

Constructionskills

The Sector Skills Council for the construction industry.

www.cskills.org

Environment Agency

UK government agency concerned mainly with rivers, flooding, and pollution.

www.environment-agency.gov.uk

 Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)

The Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) is a trade association, representing organisations that award vocational qualifications in the United Kingdom.

www.awarding.org.uk

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Provides information, reports, statistics and leaflets on all health and safety matters.

www.hse.gov.uk

HSE Books

Health and safety Literature on-line book shop.

www.books.hse.gov.uk

Institute for Learning

The IFL is the independent member-led Professional Body for Teachers, Trainers, Tutors, Assessors and other professionals working across the diverse Further Education and skills sector.

www.ifl.ac.uk

Institute of Asphalt Technology (IAT)

The professional body specialising in the production and use of asphalt.

www.instituteofasphalt.org

Institute of Assessors and Internal Verifiers

Professional body for vocational assessors and verifiers.

www.iavltd.co.uk

Institute of Explosives Engineers

Professional body for the explosives industry.

www.iexpe.org

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3)

The professional body covering mining and minerals processing.

www.iom3.org

Institute of Quarrying (IoQ)

The professional body specialising in the quarrying industry.

www.quarrying.org

LSIS

 

www.lsis.org.uk

Mineral Industries Research Organisation (MIRO) - good quarry

Hosted by the University of Leeds, the site contains much information on the industry, good practice and developments, with many links to other sources.

www.goodquarry.com

Mineral Products Association

The trade association representing major international quarrying companies and many of the smaller regional companies. Has information on the industry, careers, developments and relevant news items.

www.mineralproducts.org

Mining Association of the United Kingdom (MAUK)

The Association’s members include all the major industrial mineral mining operators in the United Kingdom. Its work is concentrated on representing its member’s interest at Government and European level on environmental and health & safety issues. It is actively involved in lobbying and consulting on proposed legislation.

www.mauk.org.uk

National Stone Centre

This centre is in the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District. It is an information and educational resource, telling the Story of Stone - history, science, technology, art and environment. A dramatic site steeped in industrial history, ecology, displaying 330 million year old fossil tropical reefs.

www.nationalstonecentre.org.uk

National Occupational Standards Database

The database containing all the National Occupational Standards.

www.ukstandards.co.uk

OFQUAL (Ofqual)

The Government regulatory body for qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

www.ofqual.org.uk

Register of Regulated Qualifications

The database of all Ofqual regulated qualifications.

www.register.ofqual.gov.uk

Tunnel Skills

TunnelSkills is an organisation formed to foster high standards of competence in tunnelling and other underground operations.

www.tunnelskills.org

Safequarry.com

Safequarry.com is dedicated to sharing health and safety best practice across the UK quarrying industry. Through the use of automated incident alerts, best practice case studies and toolbox talks, the site aims to provide a dynamic focus on everything to do with health and safety. The website covers such issues in quarries, ready-mix concrete, mortar and asphalt plants, contract surfacing sites and slag, lime, marine and recycling sites.

www.safequarry.com

SEMTA

Semta is the Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies in the UK.

www.semta.org.uk

SQA Accreditation

SQA Accreditation quality assures qualifications offered in Scotland by approving awarding bodies and accrediting their qualifications. SQA do this by regulating awarding bodies and their qualifications against published regulatory requirements.

http://accreditation.sqa.org.uk

University of Derby

Provider of training courses, developed in partnership with the industry and aligned to employers requirements for the Quarrying, Asphalt and Concrete Technology sectors.

www.derby.ac.uk/extractives

Virtual Quarry

Hosted by MPA a site specifically designed for schools and colleges as an introduction to the industry.

www.virtualquarry.co.uk

 Welsh Government

Site for information on Education and skills related to Wales.

www.wales.gov.uk/

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