At the NZ Annual Conference at Wairakei, 2004, Richard Hardwick, Mobile Crushing Foreman was a recipient of the Webster Family Scholarship.

Richard is a member of the IOQ, with 8 years in the industry. His work responsibilities are

  • The mobile crusher, and all staff associated
  • To make quality specified gravel at all times
  • Co-ordinate and supervise daily running of plant and maintenance
  • To operate the mobile crusher profitably
  • Carrying out all repairs and change wear parts as required
  • Carrying out maintenance programme
  • To practice and maintain safe work habits within the work place
  • To ensure that all ISO 9002 systems and procedures are adhered to

Richard worked with the following projects:
Manapouri 2nd Tailrace Project, Spooners Realignment, Nelso, along with numerous Transit New Zealand Roading Projects and Local Body Supply Contracts throughout the South Island.
Richard has proved himself to be a very capable and enthusiastic employee with many skills – an integral and important part of Road Metals Mobile Crushing Plant team and well respected by his work colleagues.

Richard achieved his Certificate of Competency as Quarry Manager in October 1999, and has also attained his B Grade Quarrying Certificate 2004

Richard wishes to continue studying and training towards his A Grade Quarrying Certificate and other higher qualifications that will follow.
The Webster Family Education Scholarship will provide Richard with an added opportunity to achieve increased knowledge of operating crushing plants, as well as technical and practical skills. Those staff working with Richard would also benefit as would Road Metals Co. Ltd.