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  • 01 April 2008
    It has been a long time coming, but this month sees the introduction of the new corporate manslaughter legislation. Sally Thornley, head of compliance information services at the FTA, considers the background to the new...
  • 01 April 2008
    Like its products, Clay Cross-based Centriquip has found itself coming full circle. Founded by former minerals engineers who worked for the National Coal Board, the 80-strong company has found demand for its centrifuges...
    Tagged In: Ancillary Equipment
  • 01 April 2008
    Cement is a key ingredient in any stabilisation or groundworks activity but with the growing urgency to reduce carbon emissions the hunt is on to find ways of making it greener. One way of doing this is to create low...
    Tagged In: Recycling & Waste
  • 01 April 2008
    The drive towards implementing the waste hierarchy into all aspects of government policy in the UK has led to a raft of new phrases being coined. Linear quarry and urban quarry are just two. You can now add to that list...
    Tagged In: Recycling & Waste
  • 01 April 2008
    With a year to go before abstraction licences become necessary to undertake quarry dewatering activities, DLA Piper associate solicitor Penny Simpson describes some of the main hurdles firms will need to clear and...
  • 01 April 2008
    The pending change in the qualifications framework has gained a great deal of national press attention recently with headlines screaming at the birth of the McDonalds A-level. Such an environment leads to confusion over...
  • 01 April 2008
    Writing exclusively for MQR Magazine, Martin Isles, QPA director of health and safety, charges the HSE with failing adequately to support quarry firms’ desires to reach target zero and calls on the government body to...
    Tagged In: Health & Safety
  • 01 April 2008
    Associate solicitor in Weightmans’ Regulatory Services Unit, Glyn Thompson, carries on the theme of falls from height by adding a legal perspective to the problem and looking at the duties and particular obligations the...
  • 01 April 2008
    Falls from height are the most common cause of workplace fatalities in the UK. In this issue, MQR colomnist and former Hanson H&S expert Colin Nottage offers guidance on how to reduce incidents each year in his...
    Tagged In: Health & Safety
  • 01 April 2008
    Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) are now a legal requirement when tendering for projects over £300,000, from housing developments to road-building. But its effect on the aggregate supply chain into the construction...
    Tagged In: Recycling & Waste

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