The attached letter has been sent from WorkSafe Victoria with concern regarding a critical component on Sermac manufactured truck-mounted Concrete Placing Units, and to provide relevant prevention guidance applicable to all concrete pumping units.
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After a recent accident that involved a pumper’s legs being caught in a hopper between the agitators, WorkSafe WA issued a safety alert to builders and pumpers. The alert urges construction workers to be aware of the need to manage risks if they operate or contract the operation of a concrete pump on a construction site.
WorkCover QLD have issued a safety alert to highlight the potential risks associated with inadequate support under outrigger feet on mobile plant – particularly on poor ground, including fill following a fatal incident involving a travel tower in Brisbane earlier in December 2015. Whilst travel towers are not concrete placing booms, this unfortunate incident is a timely reminder of the care that needs to be taken.
The set-up and pack-up of concrete placing equipment is a critical part of the safe operation of concrete placing. Developed by Rapidcrete based in Victoria, the video highlights to pump owners and operators the various hazards, risks and accidents that workers and the general public can become involved in by the opening of closing outriggers.
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The construction industry is moving towards a more regulated operation with an increased emphasis on operator certification. Don’t let your business fall behind, get your pumpers multi-skilled and certified now! The CPAA is hosting an official Shotcrete Education and Certification event in Melbourne from September 3rd-4th. Register now!
The Concrete Pumping Association of Australia is continuously seeking out ways to advocate for the concrete pumping industry in Australia, with a strong focus on improving the benefits of membership for concrete pumping operators and others who have invested in membership. The Association has negotiated with 'Arthur J. Gallagher' (formally OAMPS Insurance Brokers), an exclusive discount only available to NSW based members for CTP 'Greenslip' insurance.
The Concrete Pumping Association of Australia plays an important role in representing the concrete pumping industry to Australian governments and other stakeholders to ensure the best outcomes for members in terms of the sustainability of the industry and safety of employees. One very important role is representation to Australian Standards for AS 2550.15 - Concrete placing equipment. Standards Australia has released the draft for confidential consideration during March 2015 for endorsement and approval before submitting to the main committee, prior to public distribution. Watch this space.
The newly formed Concrete Safety Initiative of Victoria (CSI Victoria) recently held a meeting of key industry leaders to look at ways of improving safety within the domestic concreting industry. CSI is currently working with the Victorian Volume Home Builders Safety Alliance to ensure that everyone involved in the task is contributing in a positive way towards compliance.