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Renew Your SPA Mineral Products Passport

The purpose of the SPA Mineral Products Renewal course is to provide updated information and areas of responsibility for health, safety and environment concentrating on risks specifically found in the mineral extraction and products Industry. The renewal course will help you to understand the implications of hazard recognition/risk assessment and the effects on individuals and the employer and to demonstrate how individual behaviour can help reduce accidents.

SPA Mineral Products Renewal Course Objectives

On completion of the course delegates will have the knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of the subjects by successfully completing each module assessment paper
  • Appreciate how they personally can influence good standards within health safety and 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

SPA Mineral Product Renewal Course Content


  • Review of H&S legislation and responsibilities, including risk assessment.
  • Safe place of work, safe behaviours
  • Common hazards including fire, asbestos, confined spaces and display screen equipment (DSE)
  • Health issues including manual handling, noise, hazardous substances and stress
  • Danger areas, unprotected edges, quicksand, lagoons, blasting, bitumen and cement
  • Mobile plant, reversing vehicles, heavy mobile plant, crane operations and slinging
  • Access and work at height, scaffolds, mobile elevated work equipment, ladders and harnesses
  • Excavations and confined spaces, hazards and control measures, emergency procedures
  • Health risks, dusts, diseases, noise and vibration
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Environmental considerations, public perception, air, land and water pollution waste control
  • Programme may be subject to change without prior notification

Safety Passport Issue

Successfully completing all assessment papers will result in a renewed SPA Mineral Products safety passport being issued. The passport is valid for 3 years and can be refreshed by attending a one day course anytime during the 6 months before the expiry date.