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MPQC launches new Contractor Safety Passport scheme

New Passport provides fundamental foundation of safety for contractors entering industry sites

MPQC (Mineral Products Qualification Council), the recognized training provider for the extractives, mineral processing and related manufacturing industries, has launched the MPQC Contractor Safety Passport Scheme. The scheme differs in a number of key areas compared with the previous quarrying schemes.

With contractor safety being an industry priority, the MPQC Contractor Safety Passport provides vital basic knowledge and awareness of generic and particularly industry-specific hazards, and therefore provides a fundamental foundation of safety for contractors entering industry sites.

The training materials have been developed jointly with employers and industry associations to ensure the scheme fully meets industry expectations. All trainers have industry experience, are occupationally competent and will be subject to a thorough ongoing quality-assurance scheme. Trainees will receive a formal assessment of knowledge at the end of each day.

The MPQC scheme is endorsed by the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and highly recommended within its ‘Safer by Competence’ initiative. The scheme is also supported by: British Aggregates Association (BAA); Institute of Quarrying; CoalPro; Institute of Asphalt Technology; MPA Scotland; MPA British Precast Concrete Federation; and the TUC.

For further information about he scheme, which is managed and co-ordinated through MPQC Skills Centre, contact MPQC on tel: (0115) 964 4920; or visit:


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