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SPA - MPQC Mineral Products Basic course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the MPQC Mineral Products Basic course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Safety Pass Alliance (SPA). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (SPA) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching.
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What is the SPA - MPQC Mineral Products Basic course?

Category: Mineral-Products
Level: Beginner

To build on the basic Health and Safety information 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
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

How long is the SPA - MPQC Mineral Products Basic certificate valid for?

The SPA MPQC Mineral Products Basic course certificate has 3 years validity.

It is recommended that you check with your course tutor for information on SPA - MPQC Mineral Products Basic refresher courses and their recommended frequency or the next step qualification.

Who is the SPA - MPQC Mineral Products Basic course designed for?

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, wharves or surface mining.
On completion of the course delegates will have the knowledge to successfully complete each module assessment paper:

What subjects does the SPA - MPQC Mineral Products Basic course cover?

Danger Areas
Blasting and precautions
Unprotected edges
Crushers
Excavations, tips and Lagoons
Quicksand type material
Conveyors
Processing equipment
Bitumen
Cement
Railways and Docks

Mobile Plant
Consequences of accidents caused by breaking the rules
Reversing vehicle hazards and relevant precautions
Working with heavy and mobile plant
Crane operation and slinging
Vehicle condition
Vehicle parking

Access and Working at Height
Hazards relating to slips, trips and falls
Good housekeeping
Ladder and steps
Safe practices in the use of scaffold towers and working on roofs
The safe use of cherry pickers and man baskets
Harnesses and clipping on when working at height

Hazardous Operations
Safety precautions during normal, maintenance and breakdown work
Fencing
Isolation / lock-off procedures
Permit to Work and example applications:
Confined spaces, crusher clearance, conveyor tensioners

Excavations and Confined Spaces
Safe working in excavations and confined space
Precaution to prevent collapse
Inspection requirements
Access egress and prevention of falls
Lighting, ventilation requirements
Effect of weather
Emergency procedure
Confined space regulations
Specified risks
Control measures: basic precautions / permit

Health Risks Working in Quarries
Dusts, diseases, noise, vibration, and dehydration
Control risks measures including PPE

Environmental Considerations
Public perception of environmental impacts
Powers of inspectors / enforcing authorities and penalties
Precautions to avoid spillage and groundwater contamination
Waste segregation and disposal
Air pollution from dust and noise
Ecology and Archaeology

How is the SPA - MPQC Mineral Products Basic course assessed?

Multiple choice question paper

What certificate do I get for passing the SPA - MPQC Mineral Products Basic course?

After the successful completion of the course a passport will be issued with a three year expiry date.

SPA - MPQC Mineral Products Basic course dates and locations