Safety magazine?
Schwingman 04-17-2005 comment profile send pm notify

Just recieved my copy of Concrete Pumping from the ACPA.The picture on page 30 worries me, it shows an operator running a pump while hanging onto the hose on top of a wall. Is this the type of picture a safety magazine should be showing? I know some companies do it but it is an extremely unsafe procedure.

Schwingman 04-18-2005 reply profile send pm notify

Here is a link to the picture:http://www.geocities.com/schwingman/30.jpg

WallCoPump 04-18-2005 reply profile send pm notify

It looks more like he is pumping a stem using basement wall panels.

Schwingman 04-21-2005 reply profile send pm notify

Actually it is a large basement for what appears to be an apartment building(there is another pic on page 29)

WallCoPump 04-21-2005 reply profile send pm notify

The pic on page 30 is a stem pour.The pic of page 29 is a wall pour, the panels are 10 ft tall.While its not the safest to stand on the wall, its how it is done buy almost all basement companies. There is no need for me to stand on the wall when i pour, there are 6 guys on the crew, iam only there to pump.From reading the articile it sounds like the pump operator is also the hose man.

PuMpMyScHwInG 04-25-2005 reply profile send pm notify

We discussed the same thing when we received the magazine. there are too many things that could go wrong there, With the owner of my company being one of the board members of the ACPA, I would definitely lose my job for doing that, not that I would do it anyway, just my .02

WallCoPump 04-25-2005 reply profile send pm notify

I thought it was just a quarterly magazine.Goes in the big end, comes out the little....sometimes

BJTINK 04-26-2005 reply profile send pm notify

Hey jr,The funniest part about this is you know who that is. Think about where I am from. uncleb