Health and Safety

When Cleeve Transport and Mackley Carriers joined forces in 2008, the new management team carried out a comprehensive review of Mackley Carriers’ health and safety practices. The review benefited from Cleeve’s extensive experience in developing safety procedures and standard operating practices (SOPs) in the transport industry.

Not content with merely 'raising the bar', we committed ourselves to developing a company culture of health and safety with the primary goal of zero harm to our staff in the field. We have applied considerable time and resources to implement industry-leading health and safety policies and SOPs.

These are overseen by Simon Hepburn, who has an extensive background in the application of Health and Safety in the Employment Act.

Our staff must comply with a comprehensive set of SOPs covering hazard identification, occurrence reporting, stress management, load restraining, and basic knuckle boom crane operation.

In conjunction with Tai Poutini Polytechnic, we have developed a NZQA unit standard specific to our company’s working environment, which all our drivers are required to complete.

All our drivers are listed on the Transport Organisation List Online (TORO).

Certain roles in our organisation require staff to have the following training:

  • First aid (including CPR)
  • Dangerous goods-endorsed driver licence
  • Forklift operation
  • OSH certification