MPQC/SPA – Passport to Safety

MPQC/SPA Quarry Safety Passport 

The Quarry Safety Passport has been designed by MPQC and Safety Pass Alliance Scheme (SPA) for any contractor who operates within the extractives, processing and related manufacturing industries. The Safety Passport course is a 2 day course covering health and safety awareness and industry specific hazard and safety awareness relevant to the quarrying industries.

Course Outline

Course Aims

  • To provide basic information and areas of responsibility for health, safety and environment.
  • To understand the implications of hazard recognition/risk assessment and the effects on individuals and the employer.
  • To demonstrate how individual behaviour can help reduce accidents.
  • To build on the basic health and safety information in the Core Day programme by concentrating on risks specifically found in the Mineral Extraction and Products Industry
  • To understand the implications of: risk of personal injury, cost to the business, job security, environment not properly considered.


On completion of the course delegates will have the knowledge to:

  • 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.

Programme Summary

Core Day – 6 Modules which include:

  • Health & Safety law and responsibilities
  • Risk assessments
  • Safe place of work, safe behavioursCommon hazards including fire, asbestos, confined spaces and display screen equipment
  • Power and hand tools, electricity
  • Health issues including manual handling, noise, hazardous substances and stress
  • First aid, road safety, reporting of accidents and incidents
  • Environmental considerations

Quarry Day – 8 Modules which include:

  • Danger areas, unprotected edges, quicksand, lagoons, blasting, bitumen and cement
  • Mobile plant, reversing vehicles, heavy mobile plant, crane operations and slinging
  • Access and work at height, scaffolds, mobile elevated work equipment, ladders and harnesses
  • Hazardous operations, fencing, isolation, lock off procedures and permits to work
  • Excavations and confined spaces, hazards and control measures, emergency procedures
  • Health risks, dusts, diseases, noise and vibration
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Environmental considerations, public perception, air, land and water pollution waste control


Successfully completing all assessment papers will result in a safety passport being issued. The passport is valid for 3 years.


A one day refresher course must be completed before the expiry date of the passport.

Course Information

JW Corporate run a Quarry Passport Course every month at their site in Bradwell, Hope Valley.

Course Costs: The cost of the 2 day course is £220 +Vat. The cost of the refresher course (1 day) is £160 +vat

Time: 09:00-1600 
Location: JW Corporate, Outland Head Quarry, Bradwell, Hope Valley, S33 9JP
We will provide all candidates with a lovely buffet lunch.
If you would like to book a place on one of our passport to safety courses. Please contact us at the office.

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