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Laboratory Testing Personnel

Ben Everett -standard charge out rate for all work N.Z.$125-00/hour +g.s.t. (Minimum charge for advice -30 minutes.)

Available for advice, consultancy or on-site work including:

  • training/assessments/supervision/Q.A./Q.C./compaction expert or just about anything asphalt/milling or chip sealing.
  • Outside of the greater Auckland area travel (vehicle plus airfares), accommodation and meals are additional daily charges on top of the basic hourly rate.
  • All other field staff are available for a minimum period of 3 months.
  • The monthly salary rate is available upon request, as it is specific to the location and position required.
  • A minimum of one month's salary is required up front before work commences, and a minimum of two months notice is required prior to the contract terminating.
  • The exception to this is laboratory testing services if these can be performed in New Zealand.  
  • We can provide specific Q.A. procedures for most different types of field operation.
  • We have more than 30 generic versions or we can tailor a specific version to suit your requirements.

Our range of available quality assurance procedures for field activities:

How to correctly load a sealing truck with chip

Flow chart for paving/hotmix operations

How to compact hotmix

How to handspray hot bitumen for chipseals and membranes

Machine operators responsibilities plus daily pre start/fault record

Daily subcontractors/owner driver task analysis/performance record

How to correctly load a truck with hotmix

How to operate an asphalt paver

Procedures for entering a bitumen tank (including confined space entry requirements.)

Milling machine maintenance procedure during operation

Milling machine maintenance procedure after work

How to operate a bitumen sprayer

How to operate a rubber tyred roller (P.T.R.) to roll chip.(chipsealing.)

How to operate a tractor broom

How to boil out a bitumen tank/gang sprayer that has had water or emulsion in the tank

Emulsion tank cleaning procedure (when emulsion has gone off.)

How to drive a chip truck to spread chip for chip sealing operations

How to run a chip spreader truck on chipseal and membrane jobs.(chip runner)

How to handspray emulsion for tack coats and fog coats

Procedures for storing, handling and using bitumen and aggregate at an asphalt plant

Procedure for heating bitumen in a tank while in transit.(heating on the run safely.)

Procedure for drivers carting hotmix to an asphalt paver

Class 5 truck and trailer procedures (including truck drivers responsibilities)

Heavy truck and transporter procedures (including truck drivers responsibilities)

Transporting of diesel in New Zealand to comply with legal requirements

Correct specification for a chipseal/hotmix/milling truck cab & chassis

How to achieve perfectly formed longitudinal hotmix joints

How to construct perfectly formed transverse H.M.A. joints

Maintenance recommendations for equipment used in the asphalt industry

Optimum design for a bulk bitumen truck and trailer

Optimum specification for a transporter used in the asphalt industry

Optimum specification for a hot bitumen distributor

Task training/observation/skill assessment checklist

*Please note: Prices subject to change without notice.         

In addition we have a comprehensive video library of available best practice procedures on how to safely, correctly and efficiently start, load and chain down specialized equipment such as milling machines, asphalt pavers, asphalt rollers, Material Transfer Vehicles and Graders (plus many others) onto transporters for relocation. In order to comply with health and safety requirements as well as ensuring mishaps, misunderstandings and mistakes don't occur,(which are expensive and unnecessary) perhaps you ought to invest in your staff by ensuring they fully understand and realize what their responsibilities are to carry out their task, and how to do the task properly and safely.         

Too often companies in our industry do not actually understand the basic and proper steps to do particular tasks correctly and safely, and attempt to make up for these shortcomings with lots of hazard registers to sign, simply to cover themselves legally (or so they might think), when in fact upon closer inspection more often than not these hazard registers are seriously lacking in relevant detail and correct steps while not really offering any guidance or helpful advice on best practice to people at all. Does this sound like you? 

Often a mishap or injury will occur from these lack of relevant procedures,(caused by people not understanding how to do their job properly) and if an investigation was done thoroughly enough, you may be leaving yourself exposed to criticism and prosecution.

There are three basic things any employee must know and understand:

1. What is my job?

2. How do I do my job?

3. How am I performing at my job? 

Not really very difficult or unreasonable things to ask of any employer are they? 

But who actually does this in our industry? 

Perhaps it is time to be serious about this issue and get some proper help from us. 

We also have a video available on how to hand screed hotmix properly, because let's be honest, few people out there know how to do this fundamental task correctly.

When you are ready to start stepping up to the mark give us a call.

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