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Cleaning pipelines and pumps

Line cleaning
Pump cleaning

Major tasks such as line cleaning and pump cleaning need to be handled with care:

Line cleaning

Line cleaning is undertaken with either high pressure water or air, to remove residual concrete in the pipeline. The sudden release of waste concrete under pressure can harm workers and the public.

Check in detail the responsibilities for line cleaning on site in Section 4.3.4 of the Concrete Pumping Code of Practice 2005 and follow the manufacturer¿s instructions and employer¿s procedures.

The following safety precautions should be followed:

Pump cleaning

Entanglement, crushing or amputation injuries can occur to workers working with a concrete hopper or pumping device. Workers should avoid placing any part of their body within the hopper. Safety precautions include:

Check in detail the responsibilities for pump cleaning on site in Section 4.3.5 of the Concrete Pumping Code of Practice 2005.