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CONCRETE PUMPING RISK ASSESSMENT Sheet
this user is online now  Todd    [Member Since: 05-05-2009] 05-07-2009 23:11:12 reply | profile | send pm

IMPORTANT NOTICE / HEALTH RISK WARNING - ANY PERSON AT RISK MUST BE NOTIFIED OF THE DANGERS DETAILED BELOW BEFORE STARTING ANY CONCRETE PUMPING WORK

 

Type of Injury and Cause

Who is at Risk

Risk*

Severity of Injury

How to Prevent

Concrete splashing into eyes from the end hose

Concrete Crew

H

Low

Goggles must be worn

Concrete burns to hands and feet

Concrete Crew

L

Medium to Severe

Gloves, safety boots and barrier cream must be worn

Falls or injury to hands, arms, ankles, legs etc from falling on mesh

Concrete Crew / Pump Operator

M

Medium to Severe

Plywood sheets must be provided on mesh in the laying area

Back injury due to moving ground pipes

Concrete Crew / Pump Operator

M

Medium to Severe

Use of ropes and good manual handling practices to be adopted

High pressure concrete and aggregate going into eyes, face or any exposed skin due to standing or working in front of end hose, or opening up pipe joints when pumping

Concrete Crew

Persons working around concreting area

General Public

M/H

Severe – can result in loss of sight

Concrete Crew should wear a safety helmet, safety footwear, impervious gloves / gauntlets, high impact goggles and high visibility clothing. Until concrete is flowing smoothly out of the end of the delivery hose, or when a blockage occurs in the boom pipeline, all personnel should remain clear of the delivery hose and placing boom. Under no circumstances should any unauthorised personnel attempt to open the pipeline. All unnecessary personnel including the general public should be kept well away from the concreting area inc lower floors and staircases.

Head injury from suspended hoses from boom

Concrete Crew

L

Medium to Severe (possible death)

Move away from end hose during boom movement.

Concrete Crew to be alert

Broken limbs, severe injury caused by whiplash of placing hoses.

Concrete Crew

L

Severe or death

Do not kink placing hoses in the ground line. Do not attempt to pump very old concrete or concrete other than a pump mix. . The danger zone is the area around the end hose in which it can strike out. The diameter of the zone is twice the length of the end hose

Injury from splash due to blow back from concrete pump hopper

Truck Mixer Drivers

L

Eye injuries possible

Keep hopper full and inform mixer driver of risk

Crushing when mixer truck is backing onto the pump hopper

Person backing truck mixer into pump hopper

L

Severe or death

High visibility clothing must be worn and do not back truck on out of view of mixer driver who will be reversing using mirrors. Keep site personnel out of reversing area.

 *H = High M = Medium L = Low

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