The mineral products industry as represented by the MPA is committed to developing a fully competent workforce, as articulated by MPA “Safer by Competence” Council-approved policy. "Safer by Competence” is supported by a range of initiatives as indicated below:

The Mineral Products Qualifications Council, MPQC - the industry training and awarding body - works closely with the MPA to ensure that the range and quality of courses and the trainers are fit for purpose.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recognises that MPA’s work in developing and demonstrating competence is exemplary and a leader in UK industry.

To achieve and maintain a fully competent workforce.