Asphalt Plant Accreditation
The Asphalt Plant Accreditation Scheme (APAS) is the most recent aspect of contracting industry operations to be developed as a form of industry self governance.
APAS is designed to provide an internal process control system for asphalt producers that sets rules around assessing the quality of asphalt manufactured in New Zealand. The scheme requires asphalt producers to formally register their plants with RNZ in order to apply for accreditation under the scheme.
The scheme was developed by Roading New Zealand’s Asphalt Committee. The scheme does not dictate how plants undertake their process control, but how well they comply with their job mix formula (JMF). Its aim is to enable trends to be monitored that will improve a plant’s capacity to enhance the consistency of its production.
For customers, purchasing from an APAS certified plant signifies consistency of mix manufacture and thus an assurance of conforming to mix requirements and standards.
Any queries concerning APAS should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.