Midmar Crushers has been awarded the Top Independent Performer award in ASPASA’s 2021 ISHE Audit. Having been crowned the overall Top Performer in the association’s 2020 audit, the KwaZulu-Natal based operation – with a 96,32% score – was the second-best performer in the overall 2021 audit.
ASPASA ISHE auditor Marius van Deventer says the latest achievement is testimony to the Midmar Group’s continuous improvement approach over the years. “In 2020, this operation demonstrated that it was possible to outscore corporate members,” says Van Deventer.
Management at Midmar Crushers, says Van Deventer, has over the years continued to source the right skills and service providers to add value to the various parts of the business. For example, he says, a couple of years ago, Noshcon’s Paul Chapmen and Ronelle Affinand were contracted as the occupational health and safety consultants. Together with management at Midmar Crushers, they have reassessed risks and developed a sustainable documentation system, thus ensuring high levels of legal compliance.
“Perseverance in every aspect of their business is a winning recipe for Midmar Crushers. Teamwork has also been central to the operation’s success, with everyone pulling in the same direction to close gaps identified from previous audit findings. Closing gaps, however, is half the battle won; ensuring that sustainable corrective actions are put in place and followed up through planned task observations ensures that negative previous audit findings don’t repeat themselves,” says Van Deventer.
Accepting the award on behalf of Midmar Crushers, quarry manager Gary Botha thanked director Derryn Fourie and general manager Bronwyn Moore for their continued support in the quarry’s quest for zero harm. He also reserved special praise for Paul Chapmen and Ronelle Affinand from Noshcon for their contribution to Midmar’s continued achievements.
“I would also like to thank the entire Midmar Crushers team; without their commitment and exceptional teamwork, this achievement wouldn’t be possible. Through our health and safety compliance, we strive to ensure safety for all individuals on site. Our business philosophy, ‘Effecting change through positive contact, is a true reflection of what we do on a daily basis,” says Botha.