Holcim New Zealand continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation across the country as restrictions have eased and case numbers drop. Our dedicated internal team continue to meet regularly to discuss and review wide-ranging safety measures across our business, with additional guidance provided by the New Zealand governments, travel providers, the LafargeHolcim Group and other expert bodies.
At all times, the health, safety and well-being of our people, customers, supply partners and community members has been our top priority, and will continue to be as we navigate through the various stages of this crisis together.
Coronavirus update 15 February 2021
At midday on Sunday 14 February Auckland moved to Alert Level 3, while the rest of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2.
Under level 3 restrictions in Auckland, we will continue to operate safely and provide our usual great service and products. In accordance with government advice, Auckland-based Holcim employees whose role can be performed remotely will work from home. Where a role cannot do this, social distancing and good hygiene practices will be strictly followed. Further to this, our Auckland-based employees will wear a face mask/covering when social distancing can’t be guaranteed.
Operations under Level 3 Alert
As in previous Level 3 periods, we have safe work plans to help limit the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and hygiene controls for our production staff and drivers. These are located on our website here .
Holcim also expects that our customers will have certain procedures in place during Level 3 for delivery of our products to sites in line with the New Zealand COVID-19 Construction Protocols . To help us plan for this period, any information you can provide us about the site access controls at your site/s would be greatly appreciated.
Holcim’s key instructions to drivers arriving at customer sites include:
- At all times, drivers are required to practice a high level of hygiene including regularly washing/sanitising hands, use of gloves and wearing a face mask when outside the truck cabin, and
- Maintain social distancing of at least 2 metres To obtain a copy of the dispatch docket while social distancing:
- If a customer would like a copy of the dispatch advice/docket upon delivery, the driver can provide them with the customer copy or can suggest the customer take a photo of the slip whilst maintaining social distancing of 2 metres
- Alternatively, dispatchers/coordinators will send a DNZ docket copy to customers on the following day
Operations under Level 2 Alert
For the rest of New Zealand, we will reintroduce social distancing measures into our existing processes in order to meet level 2 requirements.
Our business has sufficient stocks of cement products and aggregates, allowing us to continue to play a key role in the building and construction supply chain.
Please continue to use the 0800 Holcim (0800 465 246) number for supply enquiries.