Safe work method statement - Concreting - Discharge concrete from a truck
Discharge of concrete from a truck
The placement of fresh concrete to a given area e.g. floor slab can be discharged directly from a concrete trucks agitator via its chute.
Tasks associated with the placement and delivery of concrete from a concrete truck include:
- Assessment of work environment for hazards and risks e.g. overhead services;
- Protection of exposed steel reinforcement;
- Handling of cementitious materials e.g. concrete;
- Establishment of an exclusion zone where required;
- Controlling the movement of a concrete truck;
- Handling and assembly of chutes for the placement and delivery of concrete;
- Working with a concrete truck whilst discharging concrete;
- Inspect and monitor formwork and false work during the delivery and placement of concrete;
- Selection of personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate to the task;
- Housekeeping of a workplace to eliminate hazards.
Safety procedure includes
Control measures to eliminate or minimise the risk of death, injury or illness to persons are addressed in the safe work method statement as per the following sections.
- Consultation with employees.
- Generation of hazards.
- Exclusion zone for overhead electrical services and electrical parts.
- Protection of exposed steel reinforcement bars.
- Controlling exposure to cementitious materials.
- Placement and discharge of concrete from a concrete truck.
- Collapse of formwork and false work during placement of concrete.
- Manual handling tasks.
- Personal protective equipment requirements.
- Training requirements.
- Housekeeping requirements.
- Failure to monitor controls.
- Risk matrix and descriptors.
- Additional hazards, risks and controls.
- Approval and change management form.
- Sign-off for concreting services - Discharge of concrete from a truck.
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