Critical risk – truck roll away

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The potential for an unattended truck to roll away in an out of control manner is a critical risk. The following safety alert published by CCNZ member Fulton Hogan features controls to be put in place to manage this risk. Some more general risks relating to hired plant and subcontractor operated plant are also addressed.

Riki Lum wins 25th national excavator competition

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Riki Lum was named the winner of the National Excavator Operator Competition at an awards dinner on Saturday night following two days of intense competition against the country’s regional champion excavator operators at Central Districts Field Days in Feilding. Lum comes from Kiripaka in Whangarei and works as an excavator operator for Northland-based civil construction company Clements Contractors. He is …

Meet our National Excavator Operator Competition finalists

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New Zealand’s ten champion regional excavator operators will board their excavators and battle it out at the 25th annual National Excavator Operator Competition, held at Central Districts Field Days in Feilding from 14-16 March 2019. This year’s competitors: Northland: Riki Lum, Clements Contractors Returning Northland regional champion Riki Lum has 32 years’ experience in civil construction machine operation. He enjoys demolition …

Manawatu digger driver to take on NZ’s best

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Palmerston North man Jim Beamsley will don his hard hat and climb into the cab of a 12-tonne digger next week when he represents Manawatu at the National Excavator Operator Competition in Feilding. Mr Beamsley is one of 10 regional champions from around New Zealand who will test their excavator skills at a series of entertaining and highly challenging tasks …

HB Gold Cup Race Day

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Come along and join us for HB Gold Cup Race Day on Saturday 13th April,2019. Cost is $90 incl gst per person. This covers admission to a private function room, race book, buffet lunch and a glass of bubbles or beer upon arrival. Please contact the secretary to secure your place at this prestigious event.  

Arrow’s downfall reflects high risk of construction

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The voluntary administration of Arrow International (NZ) announced today will impact not just on the employees of the company and its clients, but the wider network of contractors and subcontractors who supported its construction projects. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said Arrow’s collapse was yet another demonstration of what is wrong with the construction industry in New …

Wellington finds its champion excavator operator

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Blair Hartle was named the Wellington / Wairarapa region’s top excavator operator following a close-fought Regional Excavator Operator Competition held at the Upper Hutt Summer Carnival at Trentham Memorial Park on Saturday. Hartle, 29, works as an excavator operator on the Transmission Gully project for Kāpiti-based civil construction company Goodman Contractors. Despite the win, he felt it was difficult to …

Infrastructure Commission welcome

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Civil Contractors New Zealand welcomes a Government proposal to create Te Waihanga – The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission as the new Autonomous Crown Entity to deliver long term strategy and coordination of infrastructure planning. CCNZ Chief Executive Peter Silcock congratulated the Government on the proposed structure, which acknowledged the need to lift the quality of the procurement process and set …

CCNZ issues new traffic control publications

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Civil Contractors New Zealand has issued new publications, the Manual Traffic Controllers’ Handbook and the Speed Management Handbook. The Manual Traffic Controllers’ Handbook features important information for traffic control, including basic safety rules, equipment, site set up techniques and operations. The Speed Management Handbook features information on temporary speed limits, Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (COPTTM) guidelines and …

Government yet to fill gap in infrastructure pipeline

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Short-term gaps in the infrastructure pipeline are causing long-term headaches for the country’s civil infrastructure contractors, who have criticised a vague forward work programme that sees roading projects down nearly three billion dollars in the next two years. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said despite promises of ‘record investment’ and a ‘year of action’ from the Government, …