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Reporting and recording defects

Inspection reports
Welding and other repairs
Reporting defects
Log books and inspection record sheets
Warning and safety signs

Inspection reports

If repairs/replacements are required under AS 2550.15 Cranes - Safe use - Concrete placing equipment (non-Queensland Government link) or the manufacturer's recommendations, then the owner of the plant or equipment should record it in the log book.

If no action is taken, or the equipment continues to fail to meet the assessment criteria, then the inspector may order that the equipment be removed from service immediately.

Welding and other repairs

Only a welder or service provider holding the appropriate qualifications, and where possible in possession of the manufacturer's current specifications may perform welding or repair work on:

Reporting defects

A pump operator should report defects immediately:

Log books and inspection record sheets

Warning and safety signs

Ensure that all warning and safety signs/stickers are in good condition, legible and positioned on all equipment (after being inspected and found to be serviceable), in accordance with
AS 2550.15 Cranes - Safe use - Concrete placing equipment (non-Queensland Government link).

For more detailed information on reporting and recording defects check Section 5.9 of the Concrete Pumping Code of Practice 2005.