Health, safety & wellbeing

We care about our work, our people and our customers.

Asphaltech has been a member of site safe for many years, during this time we have developed and grown our knowledge and experience of what is required in today’s construction industry. Our company recently received our second green star certification employer from site wise which is assessed annually. The assessment is rigorous and assesses the documents and procedures within our organisation to show the level of safety within our organisation.

Membership and accreditation

Our company has been a member of site safe for many years now during this time we have developed and grown our knowledge and experience of what is required in today’s construction industry. Our company recently received our second green star certification employer from site wise which is assessed annually. The assessment is quite rigorous and assesses the documents and procedures within our organisation to show the level of safety within an organisation.

Training and education

As part of our ongoing commitment to the health of our staff are encourage to not only do the minimum general health and safety certificates from site safe, but on renewal of their training, or if they request, they are encouraged as part of their personal development to keep improving through advanced training on different courses from site safe. As a company we are committed to having every employee trained at first aid. We are halfway through our workforce at present with this policy. Gaining knowledge is paramount to having a safe and strong workforce.

Health surveillance

As part of our company’s commitment to Health & Safety all our staff undergo yearly external health checks which cover hearing, lung function and sight.

Wellbeing

Asphaltech have recently become a founding sponsor of MATES IN CONSTRUCTION. This initiative was brought to New Zealand from Australia and is purpose is to raise suicide awareness in the industry and train staff on how to cope with staff who are feeling vulnerable and under pressure in todays fast moving sector. The pressure is astronomical and can lead to very vulnerable staff. MATES help and train our company on how to support our team members when feeling vulnerable.

Engineering control

Improving plant and equipment is important to Productivity and health and safety in general. New vehicles and plant have vastly improved safety features and controls. Therefore at Asphaltech we have drastically improved our fleet of vehicles and renewed our mastic asphalt asphalt boilers. Our new mastic asphalt mixers are thermostatically controlled thus improving the risk of fire or overheated machinery and material. The agitator arms stop when the lids are open thus reducing the risk of entrapment. These mixers were purchased in 2019 and they were bought from merlin asphalt mixers.