Controlling noise and fumes
Exposure to high noise levels can cause permanent hearing loss. Concrete pumps can generate various noise levels that may cause workers to be exposed to noise that exceeds the exposure standard.
- Section 57 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 prescribes that a person conducting a business or undertaking must manage the risks to health and safety relating to hearing loss associated with noise and must ensure that the noise a worker is exposed to does not exceed the exposure standard.
- The Managing noise and preventing hearing loss at work Code of Practice 2011 (PDF, 1265.6 KB) provides an assessment of noise in the workplace.
For more detailed information about controlling noise check section 4.4.1 of the Concrete pumping Code of Practice 2019 (PDF, 2016.02 KB).
Section 51 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 prescribes that a person conducting a business or undertaking must manage the risks to health and safety associated with a hazardous atmosphere including hazardous chemicals such as exhaust fumes.
If possible, place the truck in a position that will eliminate or reduce the build up of exhaust gas. If the truck is placed in an enclosed area, ensure that an adequate level of ventilation is maintained.
- The Managing risks of hazardous chemicals in the workplace Code of Practice 2013 (PDF, 1495.51 KB) provides an assessment of risk from fumes such as exhaust gases.
For more detailed information on controlling the risks of excessive noise and fumes, check Section 4.4.2 of the Concrete pumping Code of Practice 2019 (PDF, 2016.02 KB).
- Last updated
- 02 December 2019