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Clay Quarries’ Management Advanced Level


3 Day

Who should attend?

For people who:

• Are appointed to manage a clay quarry and are interested in the application of the Quarries Regulations and ACOP

• Want knowledge when overseeing geotechnical aspects

• Are involved in aspects of geo-technics and quarry design for managing clay quarries


To provide course members with:

• Understand the meaning of the terms; Regulations, Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and Guidance and their legal status:

• Be able to refer to and interpret specific parts of the Regulations and ACOP

• The information and skills to manage geotechnical aspects of their work in clay quarries effectively

• To take an active role in clay quarry design

• The maintenance of a safe geotechnical environment throughout the life of a clay quarry


Module 1: SHE awareness for managers of clay quarries

  • Health and safety legislation

  • Managing health and safety on site

  • Vehicle safety

  • Environmental issues

  • Occupational health and welfare

  • Electricity in the workplace

  • Machinery safety


Module 2: Procedures for design, safe working and inspection of excavations, tips and stockpiles

  • Hazards and definitions

  • Soil slope stability

  • Rock slope stability

  • Rockfall hazard

  • Inspections and record keeping

  • Geotechnical appraisals and significant change

  • Site visits

  • Geotechnical assessments

  • Quarry design

  • Excavations and tips rules

  • Risk assessments and safe systems of work


Number of delegates

minimum 6, maximum of 10

Duration and Delivery Options

Day 1 - Day 3: Based in a training room:

• Tutorial input
• Group exercises
• Fieldwork

There are four assessments including:

• 2 multiple‐choice assessments
• Two practical written tests

Successful completion of the course leads to a Level 4 Award in Geotechnical Knowledge for Quarrying Management or an MPQC Certificate of Achievement

Contact Details

Contact details: For further details or to make a booking, contact the team on 0115 983 6580 or email: enquiries@mpskills.co.uk