Concrete delivery risks
Concrete delivery involves the delivery of concrete from the delivery truck to the concrete pump hopper. In this operation one or more concrete trucks are reversed up to the concrete hopper to deliver concrete. This activity poses risks to the concrete delivery truck driver, the concrete pump operator, the allocated traffic spotter, other workers working in and around the concrete pumping exclusion zone and members of the public.
When concrete trucks deliver concrete (see Section 4.3.1 of the Concrete Pumping Code of Practice 2005) to a concrete pump, remove the risk of:
- reversing trucks hitting or entrapping people between truck and concrete hopper
- being struck by concrete when delivering concrete to the hopper due to equipment failure such as burst lines
- being struck by ejected pipes from the concrete pump due to clamp failures, while discharging concrete into the hopper
- entanglement, crushing and amputation from the concrete hopper
For important information on the risks of concrete delivery, check Section 4.3.1 of the Concrete Pumping Code of Practice 2005.