Pump Truck and Other Booms
All boom trucks shall be certified and inspected prior to mobilization and shall be operated in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications. Boom truck operators shall be trained and qualified. Setting the outriggers of a concrete pump with a placing boom is one of the most critical jobs of the concrete pump operator and should always be done in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Other hazards to consider are:
- Inadequate cribbing.
- Misjudging the soil.
- Poorly compacted soil.
- Setting up too close to excavations or backfilled areas.
- Natural or manmade voids.
- Over-head Electrical Hazards.
- Below ground utilities.
All rigging components to be used on Pipeworx managed projects must be accompanied by a current inspection and or load test document before being approved for use. Testing and recertification shall be done yearly. All wire rope chokers and nylon slings will be load tested and documented. Signal persons must wear a High visibility vest or gauntlet and shall be competent in the hand signals for controlling crane operation.
Rigging includes but is not limited to wire rope, chain polyester, Kevlar and nylon slings as well as come-alongs, chain falls, shackles, hooks, spreader bars and other load bearing hoisting equipment and related attachments. Components of cranes and hoists are not addressed in this section. Chains shall not be used for hoisting. Unless authorized by Pipeworx management. Working rigging safety loads are based on a 5-to-1 safety factor. Any rigging components used for hoisting personnel is based on a 10-to-1 safety factor.
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