“Early on in my career I was a concrete pump operator. I have seen some serious accidents and unsafe working conditions – there are a few things I have learned along the way… The industry is always changing. Today, there is a stronger focus on safety and doing the right things to ensure that everyone stays safe on the jobsite. There are new technologies and new processes coming on-line all the time – it’s never too late to learn something new. If you learn the right way to operate your equipment, you’ll be more safety-aware and the site will be a better workplace for everyone.”
Irv Lenz, Past Chairman BCRMCA
HIGH PRESSURE LINE PUMP AND TOWER PLACING BOOMS
Following the completion of the initial pilots the project identified the need to perform additional pilots for High Pressure Line Pumps and tower Placing Booms. Following the 8 additional pilots - 4 on High Pressure Line Pumps and 4 on Tower Placing Booms - a Best Practice Guideline was developed. The final reports for the additional pilots and the Best Practice Guideline for Contractors: Using High Pressure Line PUmps Connected to Tower Placing Booms can be accessed below. This is a growing sector of the concrete pumping industry in BC and these resources are recommeded reading.
PILOT PROJECT REPORT
The Pilot of the BC Concrete Pump Operator Competency Certification Project was completed in May 2016. The Pilot Report can be downloaded HERE. The program is progressing well and the details for next steps and stages will be published as soon as they are complete. Please feel free to contact the BCRMCA if you have any questions or would like additional information.
CONCRETE PUMP OPERATOR SAFETY TRAINING WORKSHOP
The Concrete Pump Operator Safety Training Workshop has been updated to support the piloted Competency Certification. There are currently no courses scheduled but if you need an on demand course please email email@example.com. Click on this link to be directed to the BCRMCA Event Page for registration information.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED!
Make sure that you register yourself or your company with Pump BC to receive updates on the BC Concrete Pump Operator Competency Certification, just click here to get started. This program is industry based and we encourage participation from Pump Operators and Contractors like you.
If you were unable to attend the Industry Consultations, we encourage you to watch the following webinar and provide feedback by completing this short survey here or you can print and fill out the Industry Consultation Feedback form here
The Summary Report of the Industry Consultation - May 2015 can be dowloaded here
BCCSA & BCRMCA BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR CONTRACTORS USING CONCRETE PUMPS
The BC Construction Safety Alliance and the BC Ready-Mixed Concrete Association have produced a Best Practice Guidelines for Contractors using Concrete Pumps. A copy of this document can be downloaded here or ordered via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or download a pdf copy here.