The Environmental Best Management Practice Guideline for Concreting Contractors is designed to help stakeholders involved in the concreting industry reduce their impact on the environment.
The guideline sets out in practical terms what concreting contractors need to do to protect the environment and how to go about it, from preventing concrete run off entering stormwater drains and harming aquatic life to being pro-active in day to day activities by reusing and recycling liquid and solid concrete wastes.
On a building site there can be several contractors, supervisors and managers and it can be confusing for each of these stakeholders to know who's responsible for minimising pollution from concreting activities.
These guidelines clearly set out who should be doing what and when, from the architect, builder, concrete truck drivers, concrete pumper to the contractors physically placing the concrete on site. This is also a resource that outlines what the legal environmental responsibilities are for each of these stake contractors and there's even a section about staff training and supervision.
Environmental Best Management Practice Guideline for Concreting Contractors
concreting0436.pdf (PDF 420kb)
This guideline was developed in partnership with the Master Builders Association, Australian Pre-Mixed Concrete Association, Concrete Pumping Association, Civil Contractors Federation and Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia.
The format of the guide is PDF so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Latest updates and changes in law
Various provisions of the POEO Act were amended under the POEO Amendment Act 2005. As a result, some aspects of these publications are now out of date.
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Page last updated: 27 February 2011