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NZRMCA DEVELOPS STANDARDISED CONCRETE TRUCK DRIVER HAND SIGNALS 29 Sep 2012

The NZRMCA has developed a set of standardised hand signals to assist clear communication with concrete truck drivers on-site. NZRMCA President, Jeff Burgess, believes that the development of a universally recognised set of hand signals will contribute greatly to lessening the potential for incidents involving ready mixed concrete delivery.

“The NZRMCA Council takes matters of health and safety extremely seriously, and is committed to advancing the nationwide adoption of the new hand signals as a means to ensure the welfare of those who work alongside concrete truck operators.”

With close to 50 member companies, and nearly 180 plants across the country, it is more than likely that the majority of construction jobs involving ready mixed concrete delivery will be serviced by an NZRMCA member. For this reason, the NZRMCA recommends that along with its members, all those who work in the wider building industry adopt the set of hand signals.

The set of hand signals have been arranged in a poster format and NZRMCA urge the distribution of the poster to all concrete truck drivers, plant staff, contractors, concrete placers, concrete pumpers, construction site workers, and ask that this one set of hand signals be used when working with concrete truck drivers.

Download the NZRMCA Concrete Truck Driver Hand Signals poster.

Taken from the December 2011 NZRMCA Newsletter