A Grade Quarry Manager Training

This A Grade Quarry Manager Training is required for quarries which employ 5 or more  people. In order to gain this A Grade Quarry Manager Certificate you will need to complete these quarry units:

NZQA 7142: Demonstrating knowledge of the application of regulatory requirements to manage an extractive site. People credited with this unit standard are able to explain:

  • The application of the Health and Safety at Work (HSW) Act 2015
  • The application of the Resource Management Act 1991
  • The application of the Crown Minerals Act 1991
  • The application of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996
  • The HSW (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017
  • The application of the Mines Rescue Act 2013
  • And any subsequent amendments or replacements relevant to management practices of an extractive site.

NZQA 15658: Demonstrating knowledge of mining methods, select and analyse plant for metalliferous underground extraction. People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrating knowledge of geological features of metalliferous ore bodies in relation to mining methods
  • Describing potential hazards and support requirements in metalliferous mines
  • Demonstrating knowledge of metalliferous mine development and extraction methods
  • Selecting and analysing development materials and machinery
  • Underground ore extraction materials and mechinery, and
    underground transportation methods for metalliferous mines.

NZQA 30902 (15658 and 15667): Demonstrating knowledge of extraction methods, equipment and selection of plant for surface extraction. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the effects of geotechnical and geological characteristics on surface extraction methods; and surface extraction methods and selection of plant and equipment.

NZQA 7143: Inspecting and reporting on safety and operations at an extractive site. People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Reviewing company documentation relating to legislative requirements for an extractive site’s operational safety
  • Demonstrating knowledge of reporting on the compliance status of an extractive site, and inspecting an extractive site’s safety and operations
  • Demonstrating knowledge of reviewing and auditing the health and safety management system at an extractive site.

NZQA 7144: Reviewing plans and recommending changes for ongoing operations at an extractive site. People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Identifying and reviewing relevant documentation for safe and effective operation of plant and equipment at an extractive site
  • Reviewing operational objectives, documents, and plans.
  • Recommending changes proposed as a result of the review

NZQA 8899:  Maintaining and operating stockpiles and tip heads at extractive sites. People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrating knowledge of hazards and controlling associated with stockpiling and tip heads at extractive sites
  • Recommending and following modifications for a stockpiling and tip head management plan at an extractive site

NZQA 15663: Demonstrating knowledge of the geotechnical requirements for ground stability at surface extraction sites. People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrating knowledge of strength characteristics of soil and rock at surface extraction sites
  • Evaluating the geotechnical requirements of surface extraction sites

NZQA 21151: Demonstrating knowledge of planning rehabilitation operations for an extractive site. People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrating knowledge of planning rehabilitation operations for an extractive site
  • Describing the process of scheduling extractive operations and rehabilitation to comply with the approved site plan
  • Demonstrating knowledge of how to ensure rehabilitation work meets the extractive site operation and closure requirements set out in the relevant approvals

Pre-requisite for A Grade Quarry Manager Training: Studying towards or completed B Grade Quarry Manager qualification.

The A Grade Quarry Manager training is developed around 9 units x 2/3 day block courses, approximately 6 weeks apart, there is pre-work for each block course and the unit standard(s) is completed during the block course.

Trainees are supported outside the block course by experienced trainers.

  • ACT Safety Ltd.  is working in conjunction with MITO Industry Training Organisation
  • Funding for A Grade Quarry  Manager Training  may be available to Individuals meeting certain criteria.
  • Block courses are delivered throughout the country
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