Sabita is dedicated to the development and implementation of best practice techniques in health and safety as well as in environmental conservation in the bituminous products industry in southern Africa.

The key objective is the promotion of self-regulation in HSE in the bituminous products industry through the introduction of an HSE Charter and the implementation of a certification scheme. The Charter encourages compliance to the requirements of the HSE laws of South Africa and international best practice. Non-compliance could lead to the cessation of Sabita membership.

Sabita has developed an incident reporting scheme to help identify high risk practices in the handling of bituminous products. The information gleaned from the BitInRep will be used to improve codes of practice to prevent their re-occurrence. To encourage self-regulation, criteria have been identified which will be used to measure compliance with the Charter. Members’ sites will be audited in terms of these criteria and certified accordingly on their successful compliance.

COVID-19:  A detailed article written by Sabita’s HSE Consultant Anton Ferreira entitled:  COVID-19 Workplace responses – Preparing for the “New Normal” can be download HERE. A summary of this article has been published in the August 2020 edition of the Sabita Asphalt News


Information about bitumen and bituminous products:

1. Bitumen

2. Sabita bitumen spill protocol

3. HSE Communications Notice 02/2014

4. HSE Communication Notice 01/2017 – Silica Dust Control

5. HSE Communication Notice 02/2017 – Bitumen paver vehicles

6. Guide for the control of HSE hazards associated with the field production of medium curing cutback bitumen

7. Temporary Asphalt Plants Notice


More information on the subject is available on the “Members Only” section of the Sabita web site.


Expired Bitsafe Trainer Certificate: Click here for a Re-Validation

Operating best practice for Temporary Asphalt Plants: Click here for Operating best practice

Declaration of Temporary Asphalt Plant as Controlled Emitter and Establishment of Emission Standard

“We acknowledge with thanks the input of the Sabita Environment Focal Point for their participation and engagement with the Department of Environment in the revision of this regulation.” Click here for the Declaration document

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