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Controlling noise and fumes

Controlling noise

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.

For more detailed information about controlling noise check section 4.4.1 of the Concrete pumping Code of Practice 2019 (PDF, 1.97 MB).

Controlling fumes

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.

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, 1.97 MB).