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Where to place plant and equipment

Risks with setting-up concrete pumping equipment include concrete pumping booms tipping over and workers being crushed or run over by the mobile pump or concrete truck.

When setting up a concrete pump, the area should be level, capable of supporting the load and free of obstructions by:

If outriggers are required

If the ground is not firm or is close to an excavation the principal contractor should consider a more stable location:

For additional information on placement of plant on site, check Section 4.2.1 of the Concrete Pumping Code of Practice 2005.

Once the site has been selected and set-up, basic safety requirements are: