Minerals are the raw materials needed to supply the construction and manufacturing industry and provide fuel for the world’s energy requirements.
Society needs careful waste disposal and management. Extracting minerals and managing waste requires sensitive planning from the initial prospecting stage to the ultimate restoration and after-use of each site.
Together with practical management during the operational phase, it also requires negotiation and consultation with landowners, the general public and other professionals, including planners, environmental specialists, lawyers and accountants.
Minerals and waste management surveyors must have technical skills and a broad and practical knowledge of mining and quarrying, surveying, geology, minerals economics and valuation, mining law, planning law and environmental legislation.
Recently, the industry has seen an increase in legislation, relating to professional due diligence, insurance, investment and in all sectors of risk management from subsidence to gas emission.
Many professionals in this specialist field are becoming involved in the planning processes and the promotional activities for major environmentally sensitive development schemes.
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The pathway guide should be used in conjunction with the core assessment documentation available below.