Safe Work Australia publishes WHS guidance for concrete pumping


Monday, 13 September, 2021

Safe Work Australia publishes WHS guidance for concrete pumping

Safe Work Australia has published guidance to help persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) identify and manage work health and safety risks associated with concrete pumping. Over the last five years, there have been a high number of injuries, approximately 2100 workers compensation claims and three fatalities associated with concrete pumping.

Risks that may arise from concrete pumping equipment include those related to the plant itself, its placement, concrete delivery and by-products such as fumes and noise. PCBUs are encouraged to do everything that is reasonably practical to eliminate these risks. Safe Work Australia’s guide provides information on how these risks can be identified and managed. The guide is intended to supplement other information produced by Safe Work Australia to help duty holders meet their WHS duties and obligations, including the Model Code of Practice: How to manage work health and safety risks, the Model Code of Practice: Managing the risks of plant in the workplace and the Model Code of Practice: Construction work.

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