The Concrete Truck Operation Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive 14 page procedure outlining the safety steps for the use of a Concrete Truck.
The Concrete Truck Work Method Statement (WMS) is ready to use and is not a blank template. Simply add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks and make it specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing and to be incorporated as part of your overall WHS System.
This SWMS covers the general operation of a Concrete Delivery (Agitator) Truck, including loading, transport to site, concrete delivery and wash-up. This SWMS does not cover preparation of the concrete mix and concrete quality standards. This SWMS does not cover cleaning of hardened concrete from within drum/barrel (chipping).
A site-specific SWMS should be developed for unloading at sites where particular hazards, not covered in this SWMS, may be present.
Remember: The content of the SWMS should be refined over time and include consultation with workers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking. Prior to each new activity, the SWMS must be reviewed and revised to ensure it applies to the high risk construction work and the actual site you are working at.
This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is provided in the following document formats
- Electric shock
- Vehicle accident
- Hit by moving vehicles
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals
The Concrete Truck Work Method Statement can be used as part of your WHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.
The Concrete Truck SWMS includes:
Operation: (extract only)
Loading at plant:
- Follow instructions for loading. Example:
- Ensure no persons in loading area
- Park in designated area
- Secure park brake
- Stand in safe location – clear of drum, hopper, chute area
- Operate drum at appropriate speed (as per concrete specification and mixing instructions
- Check water levels and admixture tanks as required
- Use stairways, platforms etc to visually check slump – ensure correct consistency
Delivery at site:
- Upon arrival – notify site management/security
- Follow site rules as required
- Follow traffic management for site (speed limits, direction of traffic, no go zones etc)
- Liaise with site management to obtain relevant details (changed work plan, hazardous works, etc)
- Check that “acceptable delivery conditions” have been met
- Ensure conditions are suitable for delivery (sufficient lighting, suitable weather, sufficient time for delivery etc)