01304 800107

5 Beach Mews, Kingsdown Road,

Deal, Kent, CT14 8AP



SPA Mineral Products –

 Quarry Passport


MPQC – SPA Mineral Products – Quarry Passport

Course aim

Specifically   designed   for   contractors   who   are   working   within the   extractive,   mineral processing  and  related  manufacturing  sectors.  The  Contractor  Safety Passport  Scheme is aimed at ensuring contractor health and safety within the industry.


Developed  and  jointly  run  by  the  Mineral  Products  Qualifications  Council  (MPQC)  and  the

Safety Pass Alliance (SPA), courses accredited by the Scheme lead to a nationally recognised

qualification and are highly recommended to contractors employed within the sector.


Note. Many quarry operators, including Cemex, have made it mandatory that all contractors working on its sites, have a valid Quarry Passport.

Delivering approved training courses for the Contractor Safety Passport Scheme

HSE Advisor Ltd is a Licensed training provider for the Contractor Safety Passport Scheme. We provide two key training courses that are approved by the MPQC and the SPA. Consisting of short lectures, demonstrations, group discussions and case studies – both training courses are designed to help improve the safety of contractors within the extractives industry.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course delegates will have the knowledge to successfully complete each module assessment paper:

Demonstrate their understanding of the subjects by successfully completing each module assessment paper

Appreciate how they personally can influence good standards within health safety & environment

Understand the value of risk assessment and have the knowledge to recognise when change to a generic assessment is required

Understand the common hazards associated with working in this sector

Successful completion of the course leads to the issue of an MPQC/SPA Contractor Safety Passport that is valid for a period of three years and a nationally recognised qualification - MPQC Level 2 Award in Understanding Safe Working for Contractors in Extractives and Building Products Industries Sites (QCF).

Contractor Safety Passport for the Quarrying Industries 2 Day

Who should attend


For people who are: contractors working within the extractive and mineral processing and related manufacturing environment, on sites such as: quarrying, sand and gravel operations, concrete, mortar, cement and asphalt plants, wharfs or surface mining.



To provide course members with: An increased awareness of health and safety issues at work; the knowledge to encourage safe behaviour during day-to-day work activities in the extractives and related industries.



The course includes:

Basic knowledge of health and safety law

Personal responsibilities for safety at work

How accidents are caused and how they can be prevented

Identify and correct unsafe behaviours

Purpose, use and care of personal protective equipment

Importance of maintaining plant and equipment

Safe driving behaviour, including safe reversing

Recognise site hazards and minimise risk

Suitable and sufficient risk assessment

Principles of safe systems of work and permits to work

Specific hazards and how the risks from them can be controlled



2 days



If you hold an industry recognised qualifications or have attended certain training courses, you may be exempt from attending day one of the course. Please contact us for details, or click on this link


If you are exempt from day one, to attain a Quarry Passport, you must attend our: Contractor Safety Passport (1 Day Refresher) Course for the Quarrying Industries

Contractor Safety Passport (1 Day Refresher) Course for the Quarrying Industries

Who should attend


For people who: have previously attended the two-day course and now need to renew their existing passport. Contractors working in the extractive and mineral processing and related manufacturing industries.


Note. To qualify the passport holder must attend this course before the passport expiry date. If your passport has expired, you will need to attend both days of the two-day course.



To provide course members with: A basic level of health and safety and environmental knowledge to work within the extractive and mineral processing and related manufacturing industries; Knowledge that is up to date with any changes in legislation or industry best practice.



The course includes:

The causes of accidents and incidents

The importance of avoiding hazards and Risk

Safety & risk management

Occupational health risks within the quarry environment

Behavioural safety



1 day

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Kingsdown Road, Deal,
Kent, CT14 8AP

01304 800107

07977 440730

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