Planning and preparation of site

Planning and preparation is the first step in ensuring that work is done safely. Planning for concrete pumping operations should start as early as possible in the development of any work or project to help eliminate many of the associated health and safety risks. For planning to be successful, it must involve consultation with all people engaged in the work. Such people include the principal contractor, the concrete pumping person conducting a business or undertaking, the electricity entity, designer and project manager.

The Concrete Pumping Code of Practice 2019 (PDF, 2016.02 KB) outlines the roles and responsibilities associated with concrete pumping operations including:

  • person conducting a business or undertaking
  • concrete pump owner
  • concrete pumping equipment operator.

The the Concrete Pumping Code of Practice 2019 (PDF, 2016.02 KB) outlines the planning requirements of:

  • the principal contractor or person in control of the workplace
  • the concrete pumping person conducting a business or undertaking.

For more detailed information about planning and preparation for concrete pumping operations check section 3 of the Concrete Pumping Code of Practice 2019 (PDF, 2016.02 KB).

Placement of plant and equipment

Detailed information about correctly placing plant and equipment, setting up in a public place and working near overhead powerlines is available in section 4.2 of the Concrete Pumping Code of Practice 2019 (PDF, 2016.02 KB).

Last updated
02 December 2019