Concrete Placing Boom
Training Course

Pre-requisite skills requirements - Foundation skills

This course section describes the language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills essential to performance in this training unit but not explicit in the performance criteria.

 

Performance feature

 

Learning skills to:

1.  operate concrete placing booms in different types of workplaces transferring key principles of safe operation to different
contexts

2.  improve own performance in the safe and efficient operation of concrete placing booms by incorporating learning from experiences in different workplaces and different conditions.

 

Numeracy skills to:

1.  interpret numerical information, including:

a) information regarding concrete supply:

b) schedule of delivery

c) strength and volume of concrete

d) readings on control and monitoring instruments.

 

Oral communication skills to:

1. use and interpret vocabulary specific to the construction industry at a level sufficient to communicate with other workplace personnel

2.  use non-verbal feedback to support effective communication

3.  use relevant conventions for the use of mobile communication devices, such as
two-way radios.

 

Reading skills to:

1. interpret documentation that includes technical specificity, including:

a) engineering drawings

b) geotechnical reports

c) plant operation manuals and manufacturer specifications

d) workplace procedures.

 

Writing skills to:

1. accurately record and maintain information relating to the operation of concrete placing
booms, including:

a) incident reports

b) vehicle and equipment checking and maintenance records.

 

Self-management skills to:

1. implement risk control measures

 

          2. initiate emergency management strategies.

Course Outline:

1.     Plan concrete placement work.

 

1.1. Concrete placement workplace is confirmed, potential hazards and emergencies are identified , and risk controls are selected according to applicable regulations, the hierarchy of controls, and site and workplace procedures .

1.2. Type of required concrete placing boom and types, volumes and schedule of concrete delivery to the workplace are confirmed with relevant contractors and suppliers.

1.3. Tools and equipment, including personal protective equipment, are selected to meet work requirements and checked according to workplace procedures.

1.4. Workplace methods for communicating between concrete placing boom operator and other workplace personnel are identified and confirmed.

1.5. Proposed location for setting up concrete placing boom is identified, and access to location and ground suitability are confirmed with relevant personnel .

 

2. Set up boom and prepare for operation.

 

2.1. Location and ground are inspected and checked against advice received from reports and drawings and confirmed as suitable according to workplace procedures.

2.2. Concrete placing boom is located at workplace, positioned for work application, and outriggers are extended and adjusted to ensure stability according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures.

2.3. Pre-start operator checks are conducted according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures.

2.4. Concrete placing boom is partially extended to test operation and check function according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures.

2.5. Plant safety devices are tested according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures.

2.6. Post-start operational checks are carried out according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures.

2.7. Concrete delivery system components are positioned securely and safely according to workplace procedures.

2.8. Appropriate risk control measures are applied to the concrete placing boom location according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures.

2.9. Pumping system is tested and prepared for use according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures.

 

3. Deliver concrete.

 

3.1. Supply of bulk concrete to the hopper is coordinated with supply vehicle operators to ensure safe hopper levels, and hose hand and concreters are advised of pauses and changes in supply as required.

3.2. Concrete placing boom is safely and efficiently operated through the full range of movements using remote control or control panel to deliver the concrete as required.

3.3. Risk of collision with other fixed structures and moving plant is monitored and suitable risk control measures are implemented.

3.4. Pump is operated using remote control or control panel to ensure a safe optimum output according to requirements of concreters and to minimise damage to the engine and gears.

3.5. Hand signals are correctly made and interpreted, or instructions over the radio are correctly given and received, according to any workplace procedures.

3.6. Boom operation is constantly monitored to ensure stability of boom and safety of personnel, delivery hose and workplace equipment and structures.

3.7. Strategies for managing emergencies arising during concrete placement are implemented as required and according to manufacturer specifications, and emergencies are reported in line with workplace procedures.

3.8. Concrete placing boom is safely withdrawn from the work area at completion of delivery task.

 

4.  Shut down and secure concrete placing boom and components.

 

4.1. Delivery lines and hopper are cleaned out according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures.

4.2. Concrete placing boom is stowed according to manufacturer specifications and secured for travel according to plant operation and workplace procedures.

4.3. Outriggers are retracted, stowed and secured for travel according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures.

4.4. Plates or packing are stowed and secured for travel according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures.

4.5. Concrete placing boom is relocated as required and shut down according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures.

4.6. Routine post-operational equipment checks are carried out and recorded according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures.

4.7. Defects and damage are reported and recorded and appropriate action is taken according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures.

 

This is an exerpt from  – https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CPCCLBM3001