AS 2550.15:2019 Published
It's official.....the 25+ year old AS 2550.15 has been republished following an extensive review, updating and contemporising for today's modern concrete placing equipment. Craig Heidrich, CEO of the Concrete Pumping Association of Australia, said today, "this revised Standard represents a major significant positive change for our industry in terms of safety. On behalf of the Association membership I wish to thank the National Management Committee and acknowledge the efforts of our nominated representatives and reference group members;
• Anthony Mattar - Super Rain,
• David Bond - CPE Machinery,
• Andrew Mitchell - Mitchcon and
• Greg Torzillo - Flowcrete
each of whom contributed significant time and technical expertise to the draft development process."
During the past 36 months, AS 2550.15:2019 was prepared by the Committee ME-091, Concrete Placing Equipment, to supersede AS 2550.15:1994 Cranes—Safe use, Part 15: Concrete placing equipment. The objective of this Standard is to specify the requirements that apply to concrete placing equipment, which are not cranes used for lifting, but share some common structural, mechanical and electrical elements of cranes. The objective of the AS 2550 series of Standards is to provide uniform requirements and guidance for the safe use of cranes, hoists and winches, some of which are relevant to concrete placing equipment. This revision of AS 2550.15 resulted in a comprehensive update of the standard requirements, including the addition of contemporary methods and techniques to ensure concrete placing equipment safe use. The major changes in this revision are as follows:
• General document-wide terminology use.
• Expanded definitions for types of pumps, e.g. line pump, boom pump, satellite placing boom.
• Amended definition for competent person(s).
• Alignment with international standards for inspection and maintenance requirements.
• Consequential amendments and alignment to AS 2550 series.
Member Briefing Webinar for AS 2550.15:2019
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