Pumping concrete safely requires a comprehensive commitment throughout the entire organization. Having pumped millions of yards of concrete over the past 50 years, The Conco Companies have developed and implemented some of the most rigorous pumping safety procedures in the entire concrete industry.
Safety starts by insisting that all Conco pump operators attain American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) certification. ACPA training teaches our operators all aspects of the safe operation of a concrete pump. This training must be completed every two years and covers all operational and safety issues that might be encountered by crews. Our operators are taught how to operate their equipment safely and also how to protect all those that work around the pump from harm.
In addition to ACPA certification and company specific safety training, Conco obtains inspections of all of its boom pumps and Telebelts every year by certified boom pump inspectors. This inspection ensures the structural integrity of the equipment we operate.
Boom pipe cumulative yardage pumped is also tracked so Conco can be certain that pipes are changed on regular intervals in order to avoid pipe failures in the field. Our boom pumps are also equipped with a transition cover designed to protect people working behind a concrete pump (namely ready mix drivers) from injury caused by an unforeseen pipe elbow blowout.
Finally, Conco Pumping has purchased more than $10 million in new boom pumps and Telebelts in the last 18 months. This new equipment helps us provide our customers one of safest, most up-to-date and CARB compliant fleets on the west coast.
Conco’s commitment to safety isn’t just talk. Our pumping division completed 2013 without a single lost time accident, and our goal is to repeat this performance, year after year.