Showcasing the recent 2014 National Expo and Picnic, the Annual Magazine is filled with updates from across the concrete pumping industry over 2014. Over 1,250 copies have ben printed and posted this month to members and non-members of the Assoication.
Launching this year, the Association is introducing a Premium grade vinyl stickers designed to meet Australian Standards labelling requirements and Australia's harsh climate and operating conditions.
Safe Work Australia has recently re-written a number of Guidance Material Codes to make the key concepts of the Workplace Health & Safety Act 2011 (Cth) easier to navigate for small business owners.
As of Friday 18th July 2014, 12 new Codes of Practice were implemented to improve safety in NSW workplaces. These new codes are part of the harmonization of the 2012 Work Health & Safety legislation by seeking to replace a number of those pre-existing, including:
From 1 July 2014, new Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Regulations 2014 came into effect in Victoria. These regulations introduced a new duty that requires the design of all new truck mounted concrete placing booms to be registered with the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA), formerly known as WorkSafe Victoria.
In recent months the Association has been working towards publishing its first ‘Safety Bulletin’ to keep industry participants abreast of current issues relevant to our members. This Safety Bulletin has been developed and published to remind owners and operators of concrete placing booms of their ‘duty of care’ when determining factors relevant to ‘who should’ and ‘how’ to carry out all inspections on their plant.
Of particular interest to the Association is the recent proposed draft of AS 2550.15 - Cranes, Hoist and Winches which has direct effect on members. The Association through its membership to ME005-15 Sub-Committee is proposing to reactivate the work of the committee and resolve the well overdue revision of the 1994 publication.
The B.C Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) in conjunction with the B.C Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (BCRMCA) are working towards the development of uniform safety standards for competencies in concrete pump operation and a certified testing regime in the province.
The 2014 CPAA Expo has been confirmed for Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 October 2014 at the Eastern Creek Dragway, Ferrers Road, Eastern Creek NSW 2766.
The Strategic Plan for the CPAA provides a clear pathway to unite and focus the Association with goals that aim to serve member and wider industry interests. As these projects begin to get underway it will become clear to industry stakeholders that the Association is once again open for business!