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Free Concrete Truck VOC (Verification of Competency)

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Concrete Truck VOC

Purpose of Document

Concrete Truck VOCs are used to verify a worker’s competence in Concrete Truck use. The primary goal is to protect workers from injury or illness through effective training and competency procedures. This form is broadly aligned with AS45001:2018.

How to Use

This Concrete Truck VOC should be completed by a competent person in consultation with the trainee who will use the plant. This document is a template only and should be customised for your business.

When to Use

Concrete Truck VOCs should be completed prior to the worker operating plant or equipment within your business.

Who Should Use

Concrete Truck VOCs must be completed by someone who is familiar with operation of the piece of plant or equipment. This person should also be competent in training and assessment methods.

Legal Considerations

There is no specific legal requirement to complete a documented Verification of Competency (VOC). However, it is best practice, especially for larger companies. It can help meet general legal duties, including:

  • s(19)(3)c WHS Act – Duty to Provide Safe Systems of Work
  • s(19)(3)d WHS Act – Duty to Ensure Safe Use of Plant
  • s(19)(3)f WHS Act – Duty to Provide Adequate Information, Training, Instruction and Supervision
  • s(203) WHS Regulations – Management of Risks to Health and Safety (PCBUs with management or control of plant)

The Code of Practice “Managing risks of plant in the workplace” states that employers (PCBUs) must ensure workers are trained and have the appropriate skills to carry out a particular task safely.

FAQ

What is a concrete truck?

A concrete truck, also known as a concrete mixer truck or cement mixer truck, is a specialized vehicle used to transport freshly mixed concrete from a production facility or batching plant to construction sites. It typically consists of a rotating drum mounted on the back of a truck chassis, allowing the concrete to remain agitated during transportation to prevent it from hardening prematurely. Once on-site, the concrete can be discharged from the drum and directly poured into forms for construction projects such as buildings, roads, or bridges.

What is a concrete truck used for?

A concrete truck, also known as a cement mixer truck or transit mixer, is specifically designed to transport ready-mixed concrete from a production facility to a construction site. It has a rotating drum mounted on the back that continuously mixes the concrete during transit, ensuring it remains fresh and workable until it’s poured at the desired location on the construction site.

What hazards are involved in concrete truck use?

Many hazards exist in concrete truck operation, for example:

  • Falls
  • Struck-By Accidents
  • Pinching/Crushing Injuries
  • Falling Objects
  • Collapse of Loads
  • Suffocation

To mitigate these hazards, proper training, adherence to safety protocols, regular equipment maintenance, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and thorough site inspections are essential.

Do you need a license to operate a concrete truck?

To operate a HR / body truck on public roads or road-related areas, you will need a state-issued driver’s licence (likely HR Class).

Did you know?

Concrete trucks, commonly known as mixer trucks or transit mixers, have significant utilization in Australia. These specialized vehicles are designed to transport concrete from the batching plant to construction sites. Concrete trucks have a rotating drum that keeps the concrete agitated and prevents it from setting during transport. This ensures that the concrete arrives at the construction site in a freshly mixed and workable state.

In Australia, concrete trucks are an integral part of the construction industry, contributing to the timely delivery of concrete for a wide range of projects, including buildings, roads, and infrastructure developments.

Article Sources and Further Reading

Model Code of Practice: Managing risks of plant in the workplace (Safe Work Australia) <https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/model-code-practice-managing-risks-plant-workplace>

Plant (Safe Work Australia) <https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/safety-topic/managing-health-and-safety/plant>

What is a PCBU? (Spire Safety) <https://spiresafety.com.au/resources/what-is-a-pcbu/>

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