Concrete pumping can be hazardous if you don’t plan and prepare adequately to manage risks.

We have produced guidance on safe concrete pumping with the Concrete Pumping Association.

Concrete pumping health and safety guidelines

This guidance provides practical advice about the safe operation and maintenance of concrete pumping equipment and the environment this equipment is used in.

There is also a range of other information available such as diagrams of hand signals and templates:

Concrete pumping health and safety guidelines (PDF 2 MB)
Hand signals for concrete pumping (PDF 351 KB)
Concrete truck driver hand signals (PDF 226 KB)
Task analysis worksheet (PDF 64 KB)
Pipeline inspection log sheet (PDF 146 KB)

While this guidance has not been updated to reflect current work health and safety legislation (the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and regulations), it may still contain relevant information and practices to keep workers and others healthy and safe.

Please read this guidance in conjunction with all relevant industry standards that apply to you as a PCBU. This guidance will be progressively reviewed and either updated, replaced with other guidance, or revoked.