Training Standards

All industry hauliers need to be aware of a training requirement for all aggregates businesses who are members of the Quarry Products Association (QPA).

Workplace transport continues to be one of the highest risk sectors in the industry and QPA members are determined to improve this situation. All drivers carrying aggregates, asphalt, ready mix concrete and mortar are required to hold an EPIC Driver Skills Card.

The training leading to the achievement of this card has been designed specifically to increase the safety awareness of drivers and to encourage safe behaviour at industry sites, delivery sites and on the road. As a result of this requirement in the industry, we took the decision to strike early and our drivers have been EPIC Trained since early 2008. CSCS was set up to help the construction industry to improve quality and reduce accidents. CSCS cards are increasingly demanded as proof of occupational competence by contractors, public and private clients and others. This has been an industry standard for some years and we have complied with this standard since its inception.