Derek Hale at Forest of Dean Stone Firms gains MPQC Dimension Stone Operations qualification

Derek Hale (left) receives his certificate from Kirk Imm.

Derek Hale, the Quarry Foreman at Forest Pennant company Forest of Dean Stone Firms in Gloucestershire, has become the first person at the company and one of only a handful in the industry to have achieved the Mineral Products Qualification Council (MPQC) level 2 qualification in Dimension Stone Operations. He received his certificate from the company's Health & Safety Officer, Kirk Imm. What the company liked about the qualification is that it had no multiple-choice questions, just the assessment of Derek’s application of real, practical skills and experience.