Case Studies

The IQA delivered the Plant & Equipment: Safety, Compliance and Best Practice workshop (P&E workshop) at the WesTrac Institute at Tomago, in the Hunter region of NSW.   Plant & Equipment: Safety, Compliance & Best Practice is one of the new courses launched by the IQA in 2022, and addresses the safety issues associated with supervising the operation of plant and equipment in quarries.

The workshop was delivered in collaboration with NSW Hunter Sub Branch, who secured the exceptional training facilities at WesTrac Institute, Tomago. The institute is a world class training facility, made up of 14 general classrooms, 2 labs and a 5-bay workshop.  The overall number of programs offered at the WesTrac Institute is extensive, with new programs regularly developed to meet staff and customer training needs, and the general requirements of the industry.  Additionally, the location was ideal to support delivery of the P&E workshop.

Quarry operators and WHS staff took part in the full day on site workshop, which included a behind the scenes look at the WesTrac Tomago facility, viewing operational areas such as the impressive 12,000m2 parts distribution centre, new machine assembly area, the all new dig-pit/machine demonstration area, and the state-of-the-art machining and reclamation workshop.

The IQA thanks WesTrac for welcoming our members and non-members and for providing an insight into the Tomago facility.  Both the IQA and WesTrac look forward to future opportunities to work together.

A key service of the IQA is delivering corporate training to the industry.  On the 27 October the IQA delivered the Supervising for Safety Workshop for Boral Cement at it's Marulan South Limestone Mine, NSW.

A total of 21 frontline leaders, supervisors and managers took part in the full day on site workshop.  Seen as an essential building block to instil good safety practices, the Supervising for Safety course enabled the group to re-focus on their site supervision and safety culture.

Boral Cement at Marulan recognise that site leadership has a duty of care and an obligation to provide a safe environment for employees and recommends the course to other Boral sites and companies.

The IQA delivered the Slope Stability workshop at Hanson Sancrox Quarry, in the Northern region of NSW.  The Slope Stability workshop is one of the core workshops offered by the IQA and provides participants with knowledge relating to geotechnical awareness skills and management strategies to minimise the potential risk associated with slope instability and rock falls.

The workshop was delivered in collaboration with NSW Northern Region Sub Branch, who secured the opportunity to deliver the workshop at Hanson Sancrox Quarry.  The Quarry recently featured in the NSW Resource Regulator Roadshow presentation showcasing the challenging Ground Strata and Slope Stability conditions presented onsite.  An ideal location to support delivery of the Slope Stability workshop.

A capacity course saw a mix of quarry managers, supervisors, operators and managers take part in the full day on site workshop facilitated by Ralph Erni (Principal Geotechnical Engineer and Geotechnical Group Manager) attendees were able to understand the difficult and challenging ground conditions with multiple examples of practical solutions and controls to manage the risk of geotechnical hazards.


The IQA delivered the Supervising for Safety workshop in-house to 13 Delta Group staff in Melbourne, Victoria.  Supervising for Safety is one of the new courses launched by the IQA in 2022 and prepares Quarry Supervisors to meet their obligations for managing workplace risk and provide them with the skills to effectively supervise and lead for safety.

Following the introduction of the new Workplace Exposure Standards (WES) for crystalline silica from WES 0.1mg/m3 to WES is 0.05mg/m3, the IQA developed a comprehensive workshop delivered by a qualified hygienist.  The IQA worked with Hanson to train over 70 of their staff in all states to understand the new WES, Exposure Monitoring & Results and incorporating RCS into their Principal Hazard Management Plan.

The delivery was rolled out state by state and contextualised to specific regulatory requirements in each state at the time.

The IQA delivered the Safety Management, Guarding and Lockout workshop in-house to 14 Delta Group staff in Melbourne, Victoria.

The workshop provided an overview of what a Safety Management System should look like, including obligations, risk assessment and implementation.

The IQA delivered an Effective Leadership program in-house to 15 Delta Group staff in Melbourne, Victoria.  The Effective Leadership program was delivered over four interactive sessions and covered:

  • General principles of leadership
  • Principles of safety and the impact of leadership on safety
  • Leading a culture of safety
  • Introduction to leadership concepts

Participants explored their own leadership style and explored ways to improve their leadership.