Aveng Grinaker-LTA Plant and Assets division scoops MBSA awards

Monday 5th September, 2016


Aveng Grinaker-LTA’s Plant and Assets division walked away with the Vice President’s Shield as they took top honours in the Plant and Yards category at the Master Builders Association of South Africa (MBSA) award ceremony held at the Durban International Convention Centre on 31 August.

The MBSA ensures occupational health, safety and environmental compliance through a systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence, through both physical audits and an administrative component, and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which audit criteria are fulfilled. The leading health and safety competition held annually in the South African construction industry acknowledges the significant health and safety achievements of member companies.

Commenting on the award, Rajendran Naidoo, KwaZulu-Natal’s Regional Plant Manager for Aveng Grinaker LTA’s Plant and Assets division, said: “We are proud to receive this national award for the 12th time since we first competed in 1996. Our scores of 90% and above achieved across all 20 elements in the regional audits are a clear indication of just how seriously we take the health and safety of our employee and the contractors who work for us. We are equally pleased that we have maintained our record of zero fatalities in the last 12 months, which demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that our safety vision “Home Without Harm, Everyone, Everyday” is prioritised above all other tasks.”

The regional winners from the nine provinces are entered into the national competition where they compete for the winning title. The competition comprises of 10 different categories, ranging from sites with contract values of below R5 million, to sites with contract values in excess of R500 million, and include plant yards and allied trades. The qualifying sites are judged by a panel of independent, suitably qualified and experienced auditors making use of the comprehensive Master Builders’ audit system. This year, there were 41 entries competing nationally across the 10 categories.

“We were up against some fierce competition and the fact that we have again been acknowledged by the MBSA is thanks to the hard work and dedication of the entire Aveng Grinaker-LTA’s Plant and Assets KwaZulu-Natal team to achieve the highest levels of health, safety and environmental management,” added Naidoo.

Master Builders South Africa is the leading national representative body in the building and construction industry in South Africa. It is a voluntary membership-based organisation whose primary role is to promote the viewpoints and interests of the industry, to promote the highest quality and standards through excellence in service to its members, engaging government and legislative bodies on national policies that affect the industry, and to create a sustainable building industry in South Africa.