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Preparation of the site

Planning by the builder, hirer or principal contractor

Planning by the builder, hirer or principal contractor should ensure the site provides a clear, level area of ground with a firm base to support the pump unit, clear access to the pump unit for concrete trucks and safe, unobstructed access for the general public if the pump unit is in the street.

It is important to have a clearly defined pump washout area that has a method for collecting concrete residue to prevent it from entering storm water drains; and that complies with environmental regulations.

Additional planning should ensure that:

For more detailed information on planning requirements, check Section 3.1 of the Concrete Pumping Code of Practice 2005.

Planning by the concrete pumper

The concrete pumper should consult with the principal contractor or responsible person about the plan for pumping concrete on site.

In addition, the following points are important:

Before starting pumping, the concrete pumper should consult:

For more detailed information, the concrete pumper should check Section 3.2 of the Concrete Pumping Code of Practice 2005.