Plant design and item registration - concrete placement booms

Concrete placing boom registration requirements have changed under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011. To assist businesses with these changes transitional arrangements are currently in place.

Sections 243 and 246 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 introduce design registration requirements to concrete placement booms.

Design registration for concrete placement booms

Design registration is required for all concrete placement booms, mobile and fixed (also known as "satellite" booms) manufactured on or after 1 January 2014.

A concrete placement boom must have design registration before it is supplied or used in Queensland.

The concrete placement boom design registration does not have an expiry date. However, a new design registration is required if the concrete placement boom is modified.

Design registration of modified concrete placement booms is required even if the original plant was manufactured on or before 31 December 2013.

Under corresponding work health and safety laws, plant and design registration from another State or Territory in Australia is valid in Queensland. This means that if a concrete placement boom is plant and design registered in New South Wales, the registration is valid in Queensland.

The plant registration number must be marked on the concrete placement boom. The design registration number is not required to be marked on the concrete placement boom, but must be readily accessible and in the vicinity of the plant at all times. It is advisable to also mark the design registration number on the concrete placement boom.

Plant item registration is required for all concrete placement booms, irrespective of when the unit was manufactured.

Read more about the design registration process and the plant item registration process.

Last updated
02 May 2017