The Irish Concrete Federation is the national representative organisation for the Irish aggregates and concrete products industry which plays a pivotal role in the development of Ireland’s built environment. The Federation represents its members at local, national & European level. The Federation is a member of the European Aggregates Association (UEPG) and the European Ready Mixed Concrete Organisation (ERMCO). ICF represents the views of it members to all policy makers both in Europe and nationally in order to ensure that its members' needs are heard and taken into account. In addition to its representative function, the Federation provides members with a range of professional services including Environment & Planning, Archaeology, Health & Safety, Quality, Technical & Training.
The Irish Mining and Quarrying Society was founded in 1958 to provide a focal point for all those working in the extractive industry in Ireland. The membership is drawn from all sectors of the industry, ranging from exploration geologist to equipment suppliers. As such, it has a unique role in the country as a forum for contact between the different branches of the industry, enabling it to reflect the industry views in a co-ordinated manner and is recognised as a significant representational body with over 200 full Society members at present.
The Northern Ireland Branch of the Institute of Quarrying has a number of events each year, there are either held at a specific location such as a quarry or equipment supplier or at the Dunadry Hotel & Country Club, BT41 2HA.
The Quarry Products Association Northern Ireland (QPANI) work towards a secure future and a socially responsible aggregates industry. The QPANI is affiliated to the Mineral Products Association (MPA). The Mineral Products Association is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.
HSENI is the lead body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of health and safety at work standards in Northern Ireland.
HSE operational inspectors of the National Quarries Inspection Team (NQIT) deal with the quarry industry on a day to day basis. The website has a large amount of information on best practice and achieving statutory compliance.
The UK trade association for the aggregates , asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime mortar and silica sand industries
Producers of the the industry’s first Health and Safety App. The ‘Safequarry’ app reaches out to the many who have switched on to mobile devices for their web browsing and can be downloaded to mobile devices at the links below or read more here