BS 8476:2007 - Code of practice for the safe use of concrete pumps – BSI British Standards

BS 8476:2007

Code of practice for the safe use of concrete pumps

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : April 2007



BS 8476:2997 gives recommendations for the safe use of concrete pumping and placing equipment.  It is not applicable to plaster and screed pumps, nor applicable to the construction of the machinery, which is covered by BS EN 12001.


1 Scope
2 Terms and definitions
3 Selection of personnel
4 Training and certification
5 Management of the concrete pumping operation
6 Selection of concrete pumps
7 Travelling to and from the site
8 Arrival on site and setting up the machine
9 During the pour
10 Work with delivery lines
11 Pumping special concretes
12 Cleaning out the machine and delivery lines
13 Leaving the site (lorry-mounted concrete pumps)
14 Personal protective equipment
15 Concrete pump examination and testing
16 Maintenance
Annex A (normative) Recommended signals
Annex B (normative) Inspection of delivery lines
Annex C (informative) Pipeline wall thickness pressure – Maintenance card

Standard NumberBS 8476:2007
TitleCode of practice for the safe use of concrete pumps
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 April 2007
Confirm Date01 May 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 12001:2003, BS EN ISO 12100-1:2003, PD 5304:2005, BS EN 471, BS 7121
Draft Superseded By06/30137706 DC
DescriptorsConcrete spreaders, Pumps, Safety measures, Construction workers, Inspection, Training, Certification (approval), Concretes, Construction equipment, Occupational safety, Construction operations
ISBN978 0 580 50524 9
File Size297 KB

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