I.C.P.S Risk Management Ltd provide information and training specifically designed for contractors who are working within the extractive, mineral processing and related manufacturing sectors. The Minerals Sector Safety Passport Scheme is aimed at ensuring contractor health and safety within the industry.

I.C.P.S Risk Management Ltd is a Licenced Training Provider for the MPQC Minerals Sector 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.

Course Aim

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

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

Danger Areas

Blasting and precautions
Unprotected edges
Excavations, tips and Lagoons
Quicksand type material
Processing equipment
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 & 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
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

ICPS Risk Management Ltd
5 Pen y Morfa


07826 848723