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IQ relaunches ‘Health & Safety Law in Quarries’

Health & Safety Law in Quarries

Go-to reference book on health and safety law fully revised, updated and published in two volumes

WITH the ever-increasing complexity of demands that health and safety places on the quarrying industry, the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has completely overhauled its go-to reference book ‘Health & Safety Law in Quarries’, which has now been produced in two volumes. The first volume covers the Health and Safety at Work Act and the requirements of the Quarries Regulations 1999; the second volume covers other related legislation and relevant case law.

The original Health and Safety Law in Quarries book, which was first published in 1991, has been comprehensively revised, edited and had new content authored by Alan Millband, who specializes in health, safety and environmental law, and has, over many years, applied that specialism extensively in the quarrying and extractives sectors.


Mr Millband, who heads the health and safety and regulatory team at Howes Percival LLP and is also a guest lecturer on health and safety law on the Minerals Management degree course at the University of Derby, said: ‘Circling back to the importance of raising standards and professionalism, high-quality, informed and accurate reference materials are an essential part of anyone’s continuing professional development toolkit.

‘Since the 1990s, ‘Health and Safety Law in Quarries’ has been just that for legions of quarrymen and women, providing a teaching reference point on pertinent and relevant legislation. This latest edition brings the book up to date with current legislation, along with new photography and examples of modern court cases.’

IQ chief executive officer James Thorne said: ‘A considerable amount of effort has gone into updating the latest version of the book to include all of the current legislation within the mineral extractives and quarrying industries. We especially want to extend our thanks to Alan Millband for his major role in refreshing and updating the content.’

Health and safety is a priority for the IQ as it continues to work with partners to support the industry in continuing to create healthy sustainable workplaces. The relaunch of ‘Health & Safety Law in Quarries’ comes hot on the heels of the launch of IQON, a new quarterly series of on-demand exclusive video-based content for IQ members. The first film focuses on Standards and Professionalism with an in-depth look at health and safety from a legal and operational perspective.

‘Health & Safety Law in Quarries’ forms part of a series of textbooks published by IQ that provide an insight into the equipment and practices found in the aggregate-producing sector of the quarrying industry. Both volumes of the book are now available and can be purchased together for £49.99. Also available separately, Volume 1 is £14.99 and Volume 2 is £37.99. Visit the IQ Online shop at:


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