Since 1953 the Institute of Quarrying Australia’s (IQA) vision has been focussed on “Educating and Connecting our Extractive Industry”.
Today more than ever, “Continuing professional development is important in the extractive industry as it supports improvements in workplace safety, environmental management, community outcomes and business performance” (Source: IQA website)
Kinder Australia is very proud of our long-term association with the IQA who “continues to develop and deliver educational platforms, through a consolidated single source, which are industry specific and designed to assist in meeting duty of care and competency requirements for statutory positions. As a member-based organisation, the IQA is working to lift the standard within the industry across many areas including: safety, environment and people development”.
Kinder Australia continues to support the of the IQA, through sponsorship of IQA events and this year is no different with confirmed sponsorship of the following key events:
- North Queensland Dinner Meeting (Mackay), 21 May 2019 – Tim Storer, Field Applications Specialist will be shining a spotlight on the topic of “correct selecting skirting and transfer points’ for maximising productivity improvements.
- Quarrying Safety & Health Conference (Brisbane), 14 June 2019 – Anthony Ockers, Field Applications Specialist will be demonstrating and providing an overview of conveyor safety challenges & solutions within quarry applications.
- IQA National Conference (Geelong), 1-3 October 2019 – A demonstration of Kinder’s conveyor componentry range by Peter Laskey, Field Applications Specialist.
“The IQA and what the association stands for is pivotal in advancing our evolving quarrying industry, we cannot underestimate the value and opportunities for professional development and further education provided nationally by the IQA ”, says Neil Kinder, Kinder Australia – CEO
Kinder had the great pleasure of further promoting the IQA and Kinder Australia’s association, as well as acknowledging that all Kinder Australia Field Applications Specialists and Engineers are all current and active members of the IQA.