Bosses and team join to begin Certificate in Civil Construction course


Do as I do and as I say … the saying goes, and that’s exactly the example the Roadside Services management team are championing.

Roadside Services and Solutions Manager, Civil Works Manager Glenn McAsey and Civil Works Administrator Daniel Kennett are going back to school to support their team who have enrolled in the RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction course.

When the Roadside Services Victorian Civil Works team of Daniel, Ashley, Dale, Craig, Tim, Aaron and Charng were approached to undertake, they jumped at the idea and knowing they had the support of their bosses also working alongside them gave them the extra enthusiasm their bosses were prepared to work at the new qualification as well to support them.

The qualification will build on the various licences and competencies the team already holds.

Roadside Services Managing Director Jared Watkins says the certificate will provide further recognition of the extensive skills and experience they apply in their roles every day.

“We always implement best practice and standards and this course will formalise the team’s expertise with a formal qualification.

“Achieving best practice and working to the highest standards are the two principles embedded within our operation for sign, barrier, guard rail and bollard installations as well as road reconstruction, kerb preparation, footpath construction and drainage installation,” Jared Watkins says.

“The dedication of this team, lead by Civil Works Manager Glenn McAsey and supported by Civil Works Administrator Daniel Kennett and under the watchful eye of our Senior Civil Engineer and Operations Manager Matt Balderston, to enrol in this course and obtain this qualification is a great example of Roadside living up to our value proposition to offer customers consistent, quality service, fulfilled by professional, skilled and reliable people.

“We are proud to be investing in their training and development,” says Jared Watkins.

The team has been enrolled through the National Skills Institute with the course being run through MEGT in Ringwood.

The course will be run over the next 18 months onsite at Roadside Services and Solutions Croydon operations. Trainers will run modules on site each month with the team completing various units of competency each month.

Innovative solutions reduce bollard installation cost


Roadside Services continues to lead the way in innovative road safety solutions.

The area at 130 Bay Street, Port Melbourne has been made safer with the installation of an Energy Absorbing Bollard as the leading bollard and accompanied by 10 non deforming bollards with screens for the loading bay.

Roadside Services is now incorporating work zone screens to the non-deforming bollards instead of core drilling and concreting the sleeves in.

This new configuration for a typical loading bay will save time on installation and provides customers with a more cost-effective solution removing the cost of core drilling.

Charity auction boosts Riley Nixon fundraiser


A crowd of 200 people, great auction prizes and the goodwill of attendees to redonate auction items after having paid for them once, helped boost this year’s Riley Nixon Charity Fundraising efforts to a whopping $21,780.

This is an increase of $11,000 from last year.

The event, spearheaded by Roadside Services and Solutions, was held at the Morphetville Racecourse with races sponsored by Roadside Services and Solutions, Plumbing & Pipeline Solutions (PPS), Bradley Painting Services, Action Line Marking, Delnorth, Daimler Trucks Adelaide and Advanced Transport Refrigeration (ATR).

Contributing to the outstanding fundraising efforts of the day was the charity spirit shown by a number of attendees who decided to reauction the items they bought to help raise further funds for Riley Nixon.

Craig McLoud of PPS set the trend for the day. When the signed Chelsea Football Club soccer ball went to auction, Craig’s bid of $1300 knocked out the nearest rival. In the second round of the soccer ball auction, Ennio Silvestri of Silvercrete bought the ball for $1500 and donated it for auction again. In the third round of the auction, strong bidding took the ball price back up to $1500 again. Hence Ennio Silvestri paying a total of $3000, Craig McLoud paying $1300, raised a total of $4300 for the soccer ball.

The Adelaide Crows football first sold to Stephen Hogan of Daimler for $500. He redonated the football and it was purchased by the team at Suez Waste Services for a further $500, raising a total of $1000.

The strong auction interest encouraged Suez Waste Services to throw up for auction a table for 10 people at a 2019 football game in the Adelaide Oval Audi Club. Scott Dornan of Action Linemarking took out the prize with his first round auction bidding of $1400 and then redonated to claim the prize again for $1500, paying a total of $2900.

The signed Adelaide Crows guernsey sold for $1500 to Paul Christie; the Adelaide Bite baseball tickets were bought by Michael Walsh of ATR for $600 and a guest on the Daimler Trucks table, known as Jane, paid $1700 for a John Platten signed Hawthorn AFL Club guernsey and $650 for the South Australia Jockey Club lunch voucher.

Roadside Services and Solutions Director South Australia and Northern Territory, Craig Woods says, “the day would not have been possible without the help of Scott Dornan of Action Linemarking, Stephen Hogan of Daimler Trucks and Richard Powell of PPS and my wife Mihaela Woods.”

The organisers wish to thank all the companies and businesses who donated to make the day such a great success. Donations were received from:

Windy Point restaurant Belair, South Australia, Oaks Hotels Group, South Australia Jockey Club, Endota Day Spa Glenelg, Adelaide Aquatic Centre, Dusk at Marion Shopping Centre, Adelaide Crows Football Club, Adelaide Bite Baseball Club, The Safety Hub, South Lakes Golf Club, Flagstaff Hill Golf Club, Adelaide Ice Arena, Drummond Golf, Apex Steel, 3M, Prime Traffic and Top Coat Asphalt.

“I wish to also extend special thanks to Kim Dillon for being our MC and John Platten and Emily Finnegan for agreeing to be our interviewed guests.

“The money is going in to a trust account and will be used to contribute to the cost of a set of prosthetic legs for Riley Nixon. The cost of the prosthetic legs is in excess of $300,000.

“We will be running the day again next year on Saturday 30 November and aiming to hit a target of $30,000. So save the date and come and have a good day out with us, while raising money for a very worthy cause,” Craig Woods said.



The new age linemarking services


Linemarking is no longer a follow the straight line job.

Nullimbuk Shire Council has introduced electric vehicle charging stations within the shire.

Roadside Services Linemarking Division was engaged to provide the road instructional signage. This is the first sign of this nature Roadside has painted and certainly a sign of the changing times and requirements needed to keep up with new technologies and vehicular requirements which authorities need to ensure they can provide the necessary infrastructure.

Roadside’s progressive and can-do attitude to service delivery ensures authorities and companies can rely on us to cater for their needs.

Adelaide Bite in the picture


A larger than life mural design of the Adelaide Bite has provided a much-needed uplift to an old transport building at Diamond Sports Park at West Beach in South Australia.
The park is the South Australian home of the Softball and Baseball Centre of Excellence.

Roadside Services and Solutions, a long-time sponsor of the South Australia State League baseball team provided its skills and expertise using its state-of-the-art Durst printer to produce the pieced mural and create a seamless finish across the old building.

Roadside South Australia manager Craig Woods says the company is proud to be able to lend its expertise and services to create this mural for the Adelaide Bite while at the same time improving the look of an old building and promote the team.

“We’re proud to sponsor this great team and help them along to victory in the national league.”

Soccer memorabilia auction


Shouting out to all the football fans with a keen interest in collecting famous football memborabilia … here is your chance to own a Chelsea Football Club signed football.

The 2011 team signed football comes framed and with its certificate of authenticity.

Apex Steel South Australia Managing Director John Konstandopoulos has donated this rare item to help raise funds for Riley Nixon.

Furthermore, John Konstandopoulos has also donated two tickets to an Adelaide United corporate function inclusive of food, drinks and reserved seating at one of their home games.

The Riley Nixon Charity Race Day event is being organised by Roadside Services for the fourth year. It will be held on Saturday 1 December from noon to 5.30pm at Morphetville Racecourse in Adelaide, with a full day of great food, drinks and entertainment in the upper Tapestry Pavilion.

Anyone keen to own these two auction items can do so online or by phone by making a bid to event organiser and Roadside Services South Australia managing director Craig Woods on 0404 802 799 or email: and make an offer. You do not have to be present on the race day to participate in the bidding of these two auction items.

“We’re expecting to raise in excess of $14,000 this year and we’re keen to get as many people participating in the auction items and attending the race day as well,” Craig Woods said.

Roadside Services and its partners are proud to support the communities in which they operate.

Riley Nixon race day charity event


It’s a race to the end of the year now and nothing like a fantastic race day at Adelaide’s Morphetville Race Course to get you in the starting blocks for December.

Roadside Services is again organising the Riley Nixon Industry Fundraising Race Day on Saturday 1 December from noon to 5.30pm with a full day of great food, drinks and entertainment in the upper Tapestry Pavilion.

Individuals and companies looking for a great pre-Christmas gathering, while also supporting a charity event, can purchase individual tickets or a table to attend the event. Tables are still available.

Cost for industry partners and associate members is $150 per person (mixed seating) or buy a table of 10 for $1500 which companies can have branded as a corporate table.

A sumptuous buffet lunch will be served and attendees wanting to upgrade to a spirits package can do so for an additional $25.

TV sports presenter Kym Dillon will host the day.

An outstanding collection of auction items are up for grabs including a signed Chelsea Football Club ball.

The Riley Nixon Industry Fundraising race day is organised by Roadside Services South Australia managing director Craig Woods and supported by partner companies Action Line Marking, ATR, Fuso Daimler Trucks Adelaide and Plumbing and Pipeline Solutions.

This is the fourth year Roadside Services has organised the event which has raised $10,000 in its first year and increased the fundraising each year for Riley Nixon, who contracted meningococcal and resulted in his limbs needing to be amputated.
“We’re expecting to raise in excess of $14,000 this year and we’re keen to get as many people attending as possible. To date 180 people are booked in for the day.

Roadside Services and its partners are proud to support the communities in which they operate.

Anyone wishing to attend should contact Craig Woods on 0404 802 799 or email: to purchase tickets to attend.

Council commends path work


Roadside Services and Solutions has been proud to deliver to Manningham City Council the new asphalt shared path and concrete footpath at Rosco Drive Templestowe with a combined length of some 150 metres.

Manningham residents and visitors can enjoy the new facility providing a more convenient access to this area.

The connecting path is an important piece of infrastructure in the Manningham City Council precinct.

Roadside is proud of the work it continues to undertake for Manningham Council.

Safety and professionalism are important in Roadside’s delivery of high-quality work.

Minimising the impact on community and the area were very important considerations during the eight days of undertaking the work.

Manningham City Council Roads and Infrastructure Coordinator Munir Rahimi said, “Another successful project from the team at Roadside for Manningham. Big thanks from our civil works team and our residents to the Roadside team for the great work.”

Safety first in the workplace


Making sure every employee goes home safely, target zero injuries and knowing what to do in the event of an emergency are core to the every day practices at Roadside Services and Solutions.

This week the Roadside team completed a refresher course in emergency response training and their skills were quickly put to the test with an evacuation drill conducted of the two office and factory facilities at Croydon.

Based on a time trial, the buildings were evacuated in 3 minutes 35 seconds which won them a high commendation by training providers, Already Safe.

Roadside employees are the heart of the company’s professional service and product delivery and ensuring their safety is paramount to the company’s operations.