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Controlling the risks of concrete pumping

There are important steps you must take to control the risks of concrete pumping.

Concrete placement booms

Regular maintenance should be performed to prevent the structural or mechanical failure of the concrete placing boom, according to manufacturer's instructions.

Guidance on inspections is provided by the AS 2550.15 Cranes - Safe use - Concrete placing equipment (non-Queensland Government link).

Inspections should check:

Pump gauges

More detailed information on the risks of failure of concrete pumping equipment is provided in section 4 of the Concrete Pumping Code of Practice 2005.