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Mineral Sector Safety Passport



The Minerals Sector Safety Passport Scheme is jointly run between MPQC and the Safety Pass Alliance (SPA) through licenced training providers and approved trainers. MPQC provides quality assurance for the sector specific courses to ensure a high level of training is maintained and that there is a consistent approach to delivery.

Step 1 - Acquiring a MPQC/SPA Minerals Sector Safety Passport

Initially, Candidates must attend a 2- day course which covers health and safety awareness along with industry specific areas raising awareness of hazards and topics within the sector. Once a Candidate successfully complete the course they will receive a MPQC/ SPA Contractor Safety Passport is valid for 3 years. All passports are issued by the SPA.


Step 2 – Renewing an MPQC/SPA Minerals Sector Safety Passport

To renew a Minerals Sector Safety Passport Candidates must attend day two of the 2-day course. This renews the Passport for a further 3 years.

Please note that Candidates wishing to renew their Passports are advised to ensure they allow sufficient time (6 months) to book onto a renewal course prior to the expiry of their Passport. Once the Passport has expired the Candidate will be required to do the full 2-day course again i.e. there is no grace period under this Scheme.  The original anniversary date of the passport will be retained up to 6 months prior to its expiry if a course is completed within this time.

More Information...

As of 1st January 2019, exemptions are no longer accepted for day one of the Minerals Sector Safety Passport course.

If you would like to find out more or to register a place on forthcoming courses please visit the SPA website: http://www.safetypassports.co.uk

Alternatively, for further information on the MPQC/ SPA Minerals Sector Safety Passport Scheme, please contact the MSSP Administrator on

0115 972 6121 or msspadmin@mpawards.co.uk