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Plant design and item registration - concrete placement booms

Concrete placing booms must be designed by an engineer in accordance with acceptable engineering principles and relevant technical standards, to ensure the concrete placing boom is without risk to health and safety.

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

For detailed information about design registration requirements see sections 243 to 245 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 and check section 2 of the Concrete pumping Code of Practice 2019 (PDF, 1.97 MB).

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.