Manuals and DVDs

A number of technical manuals have been produced by Sabita, covering the selection, handling and use of bituminous materials in a wide range of applications.  Apart from those manuals which are only available in booklet format (1, 7, 13 and 20) for which there is a small fee, we are pleased to announce that as from 1st September 2017, Sabita manuals may be downloaded here complimentary to Industry:

Manual 1: Construction of bitumen rubber seals


Manual 2: Bituminous binders for road construction
and maintenance man2-2014-june


Manual 5: Guidelines for the manufacture and construction
of hot-mix asphalt – Download for Manual 5


Manual 7: SuperSurf – Economic warrants for surfacing


Manual 8: Guidelines for the safe and responsible handling
of bituminous products – Download for Manual 8


Manual 10: Bituminous surfacings for low volume
roads and temporary deviations – Download for Manual 10


Manual 11: Labour enhanced construction for bituminous
surfacings (this manual has been withdrawn and part of the contents thereof has been incorporated into Manual 12)


Manual 12: Methods for labour intensive construction
for bituminous surfacings – Download for Manual 12


Manual 13: LAMBS – the design and use of large aggregate
mixes for bases


Manual 17: Porous asphalt mixes – design and use – Download for Manual 17


Manual 18: Appropriate standards for the use of sand
asphalt – Download for Manual 18


Manual 19: Guidelines for the design, manufacture and
construction of bitumen rubber asphalt wearing courses – Download for Manual 19


Manual 20: Sealing of active cracks in road pavements


Manual 22: Hot-mix paving in adverse weather


Manual 23: Code of Practice – Loading bitumen at refineries – Download for Manual 23


Manual 24: User guide for the design of hot mix asphalt (Withdrawn)


Manual 25: Code of Practice: Transportation,
off-loading and storage of bitumen and bituminous products – Download for Manual 25


Manual 26: Interim guidelines for primes and stone
precoating fluids – Download for Manual 26


Manual 27: Guideline for thin layer hot mix asphalt
wearing courses of residential streets. – Download for Manual 27


Manual 28: Best practice for the design and construction
of slurry seals – Download for Manual 28


Manual 29: Guide to the safe handling of solvents in
a bituminous products laboratory – Download for Manual 29


Manual 30: A guide to the selection of bituminous binders for road construction – Download for Manual 30


Manual 31: Guidelines for calibrating a binder distributor
and ensuring satisfactory performance – Download for Manual 31


Manual 32: Best practice guideline for warm mix asphalt – Download for Manual 32


Manual 33: Design procedure for high modulus asphalt (EME) – Download for Manual 33


Manual 34 (34a and 34b): Guideline to legislation on the transportation of bitumen and Bitumen spill protocol – Download for Manual 34

Manual 35/TRH8: Design and use of Asphalt in Road Pavements –  Download manual

Manual TRH21: Use of Reclaimed Asphalt in the production of asphalt.   This document has been forwarded to the Roads Materials Committee for ratification – Download manual



The use of modified binders in road


Bitumen stabilised materials


Asphalt reinforcement for road construction



Testing of bituminous products (2 DVDs)

Training Guide for the construction and repairs of bituminous
surfacings by hand


The Manufacture, Paving and Compaction of HMA

DVD 410

The safe handling of bitumen

DVD 420

Treatment of bitumen burns

DVD 430

Working Safely with Bitumen


Firefighting in the bituminous industry


Safe loading and off-loading of Bitumen.


Student CD of manuals 2, 3, 8, 19, 22, 24, 25,
26, 27, TG1, TG2 and TG3. Available FoC to bona fide students registered
at a South African educational institution.
To be ordered via the lecturer with a substantiating student list.

Posters and First Aid Kit

Sampling Bitumen

– Sampling bitumen

Working with Bitumen

– Working with bitumen

Loading Bitumen

– Loading bitumen

Off-loading Bitumen

– Off-loading bitumen

Spraying Bitumen

– Spraying bitumen

First Aid Kit

HSE first aid kit

See kit contents

Reporting poster

Reporting incidents poster

Induction training

Induction training poster

First Aid

First Aid poster

HSE Charter Poster

HSE Charter poster