Controlling noise and fumes
Excessive noise in a workplace can cause industrial deafness. Operator of concrete pumps and associated equipment should be provided with hearing protection if the noise is in excess of the noise exposure limits.
- Part 4.1 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (PDF, 2.53 MB) prescribes maximum levels for excessive noise at the workplace
- The Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work Code of Practice 2011 provides an assessment of noise in the workplace.
Exhaust gases from concrete delivery trucks, concrete pumps and internal combustion engines can cause illness or death. If the concrete delivery truck is placed in an enclosed area, ventilation must be maintained or exhaust gases extracted.
- The Hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice 2003 provides an assessment of risk from fumes such as exhaust gases.
For more detailed information on controlling the risks of excessive noise and fumes, check Section 4.4.2 of the Concrete Pumping Code of Practice 2005.