Tarmac employee achieves UK first with MPQC qualification
Level 4 Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management in Mineral Products Operations
AN assistant quarry manager at Tarmac’s Wensley Quarry, in North Yorkshire, has become the first person in the country to achieve the MPQC (Mineral Products Qualification Council) Level 4 Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management in Mineral Products Operations.
Ashley Hillary, who has worked for Tarmac for seven years, took the diploma as part of his ongoing training. He joined the business as a quarry operative in 2010, progressing to quarry manager in 2016.
As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to help employees achieve their full potential, Tarmac have supported him with his professional development, to learn and gain new skills and qualifications to help progress his career.
Commenting on his achievement, Mr Hillary said: ‘I’m really proud to be the first person to gain this diploma. The course was interesting and it’s a big step forward for me in building the skills I need to continue with my development.
‘Tarmac have always been very supportive in giving me opportunities to learn and train, and take on new challenges, so I’m looking forward to taking the next steps in my career.’
Mr Hillary’s achievement marks another industry first achieved by Tarmac employees. Earlier this year, road operative Richard Denman Jnr became the first Tarmac employee to achieve the MPQC’s Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services.
The MPQC diploma is made up of interactive workshops that test a candidate’s knowledge on site induction processes, hazard identification, site improvements plans and personal improvement plans.
The workshops are followed by four on-site assessments, during which MPQC assessors ensure that sufficient evidence is demonstrated to meet the diploma criteria.