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Prestigious IQ honour for Chepstow Plant MD

Dr M. Watkins and J. Corcoran

John Corcoran made a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying in recognition of his work on health and safety

JOHN Corcoran, managing director of Caldicot-based Chepstow Plant International, has been made a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying, the highest honour within the organization, in recognition of his work within the quarrying industry.

Mr Corcoran, who has worked in the sector for 30 years, was recognized for his outstanding efforts over this time, particularly his industry health and safety initiatives.

One of these initiatives involved extensive work on the implementation of inclinometers on articulated dumptrucks (ADTs), as a direct result of which all Chepstow Plant International ADTs now have these devices fitted as part of their standard specification.

The inclinometers help ensure that ADTs working on all of the company’s job sites can tip safely without risk of overturning.

IQ President Dr Miles Watkins presented Mr Corcoran with his award at the Institute’s recent Centenary dinner, which took place at The Belfry, in Sutton Coldfield. 

Commenting on his award, Mr Corcoran said: ‘I am thrilled to have been recognized as a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying. I have been working within the quarrying industry for a great number of years, and health and safety has always been one of my main priorities.

‘It is also at the core of Chepstow Plant International, and this initiative underpins the culture of our organization, so to be awarded for my work, and the health and safety aspect of it, is a great honour.’

Established in 1995, Chepstow Plant International is a privately owned mineral and aggregates contractor. In recent years, the company has experienced strong growth and today operates one of the most modern contracting fleets in the UK with more than 400 machines.

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