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Concrete pumping health and safety guidelines

Pumping concrete is an efficient method of moving and placing concrete. This process is used in the manufacture of pre-cast and tilt-up panels, concrete formwork, slab construction, concrete paving and concrete spraying.

These guidelines provide practical advice about the safe operation and maintenance of concrete pumping equipment and the environment this equipment is used in. They are based on the current knowledge of construction methods within the industry and were prepared by a committee of representatives from the Concrete Pumping Association of New Zealand (CPANZ) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment with input from a public consultation process.

The guidelines include the following topics:

  • managing site hazards such as noise, wet cement, manual handling, carbon monoxide and electricity
  • safe work planning and preparation, including principal-contractor liaison
  • concrete pumping equipment set-up
  • concrete pumping operation
  • maintenance and inspection.

The contact details for the Concrete Pumping Association of New Zealand (CPANZ) are:

PO Box 52
Auckland 2147


Last updated 27 June 2013


On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.