Prior to starting the business in Australia, John Chivers has had over twenty years’ experience in running an asphalt business, working in the UK on contracts with London Electric and the Thames Water, providing over 50 crews on a daily basis to reinstate after service work has been carried out.
Organisational Capability and Experience
Chivers Asphalt has been a successful minor works provider since 2007.
The main scope of works currently undertaken by Chivers Asphalt includes
Road base / base course, supply and lay
Chivers Asphalt Pty Ltd also holds the position of being a WALGA Approved Supplier to Supply and Lay Asphalt in WA. We are also members of the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association to keep up to date with industry developments and best practice.
Chivers Asphalt takes the safety and well-being of all personnel around the worksite very seriously, whether they be contracted by Chivers Asphalt, or other agencies, members of the public, line managers and so on. Compliance to procedure, due process and regulations is essential to maintain a safe working environment.
Current clients include but are not limited to:
Main Roads WA
Town of Bassendean
Town of East Fremantle
Town of Victoria Park
City of South Perth
Water Corporation WA / PRA (Perth Regional Alliance)
City of Perth
Valmec PTY Ltd
Chivers Asphalt is currently under contract with Main Roads WA, PRA, and City of South Perth. The WSA with Main Roads has been renewed over a period of five years and the PRA contract has been in place since November 2015. As part of these contracts there is a monthly process of reporting contractor hours, Pre-Start Safety Talk minutes, near miss, LTI and incident records.
All employees undergo a company induction and attend weekly safety talks as part of their ongoing training. As part of their role, they also complete a JSA on arrival at a site. Where necessary they complete a Hazard Identification form to demonstrate and evidence the elimination of a Hazard that may be present. All employees follow the Hierarchy of Controls in order to achieve a Zero Harm Working Environment. Chivers Asphalt Pty Ltd has a Corrective Actions Register that allows for a continued cycle of improvement and focus on developing our systems, which ultimately leads to a stronger team with a positive attitude - each employee having accountability and responsibility for safety and efficiency in the work place.
Chivers Asphalt Pty and its approach to quality management and assurance - Chivers Asphalt, in pursuit of business objectives recognises the need for simple, yet effective processes and systems. These processes will provide essential support across all of the company’s operational activities. The company business system will be maintained as a minimum in accordance with:
AS2150-2005 Hot Mix Asphalt – A Guide to Good Practice
See attachment for Quality System Manual.
The Chivers Asphalt Occupational Health and Safety Policy is based on a belief that the well-being of people employed at work or people affected by our work, is a major priority and must be considered during all work performed on our behalf. Collectively we are striving to obtain zero harm in all incidents relating to occupational health and safety.
Our work is conducted in accordance with:
Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 of Western Australia
Occupational Safety and Health Regulation 1996 of Western Australia
OHSAS 18001:2015 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
AS 4801:2001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
See attachment for OH and S Management System Manual.
Chivers Asphalt recognises the need to balance economic, environmental and social responsibilities when conducting its business activities. The company is committed to protecting the environment through the prevention of pollution and effective environmental management of all its activities and to the compliance with all relevant environmental laws, regulations, standards and other requirements to which the organisation subscribes.
Our work is conducted in accordance with:
In compliance with other applicable legal requirements, and other requirements to which the organisation subscribes which relates to its environmental aspects
See attachment for Environmental Management System Manual.
Chivers Asphalt has taken part in several external audits as part of the ongoing cycle of review and improvement. After the most recent audit carried out by Main Roads Quality Control, a score of 78% was awarded for the systems and processes in place.
An integral part of the Chivers Asphalt quality assurance is to monitor its internal processes as well as the external. These are all carried out according to the HSEQ Review and Audit Schedule.
To ensure quality internally, a series of process maps have been introduced. The purpose of this was addressing a need arising from an external audit on the management team’s ability to measure quality in every area of the management systems.
An essential tool in measuring safety on the work site is carry out work site inspections as part of the internal audit schedule. This provides an effective process for regularly reviewing and monitoring safety, use of OSH procedures, risk assessment, use of SWMS and JSA.
Any actions, changes or improvements that arise through management reviews, internal and external audits, review of JSA’s and feedback from weekly Toolbox Talks are noted on the Corrective Actions Register. These actions are scheduled with a completion date. A recent addition to this process is to have an interactive dash board to monitor open and closed actions.
Chivers Asphalt can carry out inspections (ITP’S) when requested by a client. Chivers Asphalt engages the services of Asphaltech who will come to site and carry out sample and core testing. The laboratory is operated under NATA Accreditation and all reports produced will have NATA certification endorsement.