Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is aware that a man has been fraudulently posing as a WHSQ employee, requesting payment for advertising in a WHS publication.
This Safety Bulletin has been published to remind owners and operators of concrete placing booms of their 'duty of care' when determining 'who should' and 'how' to carry out all inspections on their plant. The Australian Standard for the Safe Use - Concrete placing equipment, AS 2550.15, requires ‘competent person(s)’ to make decisions and/or provide approval in a range of situations before use of equipment.
Safe use of concrete pump and booms and information on cleaning.|Safe use of concrete pump and booms and information on cleaning.
The second safety bulletin has now been published and 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. This safety bulletin has been published to highlight to owners and operators of concrete placing booms of the hazards and risks to workers and the public being injured by the opening and closing of closing outriggers.
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risks associated with stacked materials and to ensure a safe system of work is followed.
The purpose of this alert is to highlight the hazards and risks to workers caused by hose whip on concrete pumps. 'Hose whip' describes the uncontrolled and rapid motion of the flexible rubber hose on the end of a concrete placement boom or other concrete delivery lines.
You may need to register the design of some types of plant because that plant has the potential to be dangerous. Plant that might need the design registered include:
Design of high risk plant must be registered with WorkSafe prior to use in the workplace. Types of plant that must be registered are:
In Western Australia the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 require that certain items of plant must be registered with WorkSafe. To register either an item of plant or design an application form must be completed and submitted to WorkSafe along with the correct fees.
Concrete placing boom registration requirements have changed under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (PDF, 2.53 MB). To assist businesses with these changes transitional arrangements are currently in place.