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Quarry Safety Passport SPA MPQC

Safety First Consultants – Quarry Safety Passport Specialists

We have been successfully providing Quarry Safety Passport Training Courses for over 15 years – most of the large quarry companies now require all contractors working in their quarries to carry an MPQC / SPA Mineral Products Safety Passport.

More information on Safety First Consultants

To gain a Mineral Products Safety Passport, contractors need to attend a two-day course at the end of which, subject to meeting the required standard, a Mineral Products Safety Passport will be issued.

We can provide the training either at your premises or at a convenient location to suit your needs.

The price for the two day course is currently £220 per person excluding VAT and for the one day and renewal course £170 per person excluding VAT.  Discounts are available for 10 or more delegates.

Please note there are no exemptions from the two-day course

You will find answers to your questions about our Quarry Safety Passport courses in our Frequently Asked Questions section

These are the dates for our Passport Training Courses in 2020; check our Quarry Safety Training News for any last-minute availability

Please get in touch with Chris or Emma Knight to discuss any of your specific requirements.

2020 Quarry Safety Passport training course dates are  published here

Safety First Consultants  courses are currently being held at MPQC headquaters in Nottingham; alternatively we can provide training at a venue convenient to you subject to a minimum of 7 delegates enrolling.

To book a place, please get in touch with Safety First Consultants.

Quarry Safety Passport Courses 2020

Two-Day CourseRenewal Course
24 -25 September25 September
19 - 20 October20 October

Frequently Asked Questions - Quarry Safety Passport Training

What do I need to bring?

You need to bring photo ID with you on the day, either your British passport or driving licence, along with your NI number. All course materials are provided. Please get in touch if you don’t have one of these forms of ID and please note your current safety passport cannot be accepted as proof of ID

Do I need photographs?

No, digital photos will be taken by the trainer on the day of the course.

My old card has run out / is out of date, what do I need to do?

If your current MPQC / SPA passport has expired you will need to attend the two-day course, even if it’s only expired by one day – see Quarry Safety Passport Flowchart

When can I renew my passport?

You can renew up to, but no more than, 6 months before the expiry date and have the time added to your new card.

I have health and safety qualifications, can I get exemptions?

MPQC no longer allow any exemptions from the course, therefore you will need to attend the two-day course.

Is it a legal requirement to hold a quarry passport?

No it is not a legal requirement, it is best practice and some companies will insist you hold the quarry safety passport before allowing you to attend site.

MPQC / SPA (Quarry Safety) Passport – Course Content

If you are working in the extractive, mineral processing and related manufacturing sectors then this Quarry Safety Passport course is specifically designed for contractors like you.

The Minerals Sector Safety Passport Scheme is aimed at ensuring the health and safety of contractors within quarrying & related industries.cartoon character quarry safety passport

The scheme covers the following topics: –

  • Quarry Accident Statistics
  • Legislation
  • Site Hazards
  • The Fatal 6
  • Health and Safety Management
  • Managing Risk
  • Workplace Safety
  • Occupational Health
  • Environment

For a more detailed syllabus, or to book a place on the training course, please get in touch.

Safety Pass Alliance designs and implements National Safety Passport Training Schemes whilst MP Awards administers the Minerals Sector Safety Passport Scheme.