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CONCRETE PUMPING HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES 22 May 2013

Pumping concrete is an efficient method of moving and placing concrete. This process is used in the manufacture of pre-cast and tiltup panels, concrete formwork, slab construction, concrete paving and concrete spraying.

These guidelines provide practical advice about the safe operation and maintenance of concrete pumping equipment and the environment this equipment is used in.

They are based on the current knowledge of construction methods within the industry and were prepared by a committee of representatives from the Concrete Pumping Association of New Zealand (CPANZ) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) with input from a public consultation process.

The guidelines include the following topics:

  • managing site hazards such as noise, wet cement, manual handling, carbon monoxide and electricity
  • safe work planning and preparation, including principal-contractor liaison
  • concrete pumping equipment set-up
  • concrete pumping operation
  • maintenance and inspection

The guidelines can be downloaded from the MBIE Labour Information website.

Taken from the April 2013 NZRMCA Newsletter