Safety award for local quarry

11 July 2011

Hastings Quarry at Fern Hill has won a coveted industry award for safety.


At the combined Institute of Quarrying / Aggregate & Quarry Association Conference held in Rotorua last week, Hastings Quarry won the Winstone Aggregates Safety Award

The award is presented to the quarry operation judged as best meeting a wide range of criteria relating to the industry, including evidence of major safety initiatives, employee participation and management commitment to safety.

“This award recognises a very strong commitment to safety at the Hastings Quarry, as we have right throughout our Holcim operations,” said Holcim General Manager – Concrete & Aggregates, David Howie. 

This is the second year in succession that Holcim New Zealand sites have won the award.  Last year it was won by the company’s Kiwi Point Quarry in Wellington.

Hastings Quarry extracts and processes river gravel from locations along the Ngaruroro River, in line with Hawkes Bay Regional Council yearly allocations.  It is one of 40 sites operated throughout New Zealand by cement, concrete, aggregates and lime producer Holcim New Zealand.

“Congratulations to the Hastings Quarry team on this prestigious award, and to all others who have contributed to achieving the safety standards and initiatives recognised by the judges”, said David Howie.

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Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd is a leading New Zealand supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mixed concrete and lime. Its involvement in the New Zealand building industry dates back to 1888, and today it operates more than 40 sites and employs approximately 500 people. It is part of the Holcim Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement, aggregates and construction-related services represented in around 70 countries on all continents.
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Mary Pauwels PH 021 451 084
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