COVID-19 Association Response
In light of the Coronavirus situation, the Concrete Pumping Association of Australia has taken numerous calls from industry members about impacts to concrete pumping businesses. Based on advice and public statements by the Australian Federal Government the concrete pumping industry is considered ‘essential’ to the construction industry and will continue to operate business as usual. This is in accordance with the most recent Australian Federal Government advice involving the construction industry.
The Association has heard from our members regarding the ban on non-essential gatherings of more than 100 people. In a statement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, construction sites and areas assisting in these operations are considered essential services.
“This [100 people rule] does not apply to essential activities such as public transportation facilities, medical and health care facilities, pharmacies, emergency service facilities, correctional facilities, youth justice centres or other places of custody, courts or tribunals, Parliaments, food markets, supermarkets and grocery stores, shopping centres, office buildings, factories, construction sites, and mining sites, where it is necessary for their normal operation (although other social distancing and hygiene practices may be required in these settings).”
The full statement can be found on the Prime Minister’s website
The Concrete Pumping Association continues to support its members during this evolving time and will ensure all members are up to date with the latest announcements and regulations.