Road paving is one of the most arduous jobs in the construction industry. Working under strict conditions, in the midst of live traffic with cars and angry drivers honking loudly to show their complaints, covered by an overall and sweating profusely with the sun shining so brightly in your face but you don’t have any choice but to continue working with concretes and heavy equipment. The larger the paving job, the more likely there may be a paving train present. These configurations carry with them unique safety concerns for managers, but individually, each piece also has its own safety challenges that can be mitigated by proper operation and maintenance, as well as by a properly trained and equipped crew.
Axis Capital Group, a company which sells and rents capital construction equipment in Singapore and now has started to operate in Jakarta, Indonesia as well for a wider scope across Asia, has learned that one of the leading accidents in the industry is from malpractice and lack of training of operators and ground crews.