This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to operate concrete placing booms safely.
It supports the work of concrete placement workers who are responsible for locating concrete placing booms at the workplace and for setting up and operating the boom to deliver concrete safely and accurately as required.
The concrete placing boom includes a knuckle boom capable of power-operated slewing and luffing to place concrete by way of pumping through a pipeline attached to, or forming part of, the boom of the plant.
The unit includes planning the work, conducting routine plant and equipment checks, setting up and preparing for operation, receiving concrete from the manufacturer, placing concrete, and shutting down and securing the concrete placing boom.
This unit is based on the licensing requirements of Part 4.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations, High Risk Work, and meets commonwealth, state and territory high risk work licensing requirements.
Any alteration to unit content or outcomes would result in a unit that is not acceptable to WHS/OHS regulators for the purpose of licensing.