Weather and Concrete Pumping

This wet season has already given us a fair share of weather events to keep an eye on.  As we currently prepare for the possibility of a cyclone crossing the North Queensland coast this week, we have also been managing heat wave conditions and reviewing many of our concrete pumping guidelines and safety procedures that help keep our staff, other workers and the general public safe.

Our operators and the principal contractors we work with, take a lot into consideration when using a concrete pump onsite.  Some weather considerations include:

  • Temperature and how this will affect the concrete mix and its ability to be pumped
  • Winds
  • Recent rainfall
  • Ground conditions

Our specifications sheet for each concrete pump can be downloaded on the Fleet page of our website.  These sheets include important information when planning a concrete pour with a pump, such as maximum bearing pressure, the weight of the pump, the outrigger footprint and maximum wind speed for operation.

Another great resource we utilise is the Townsville City Council’s Emergency Management and Disaster Dashboard, which can be found here.

Let’s hope the people, homes and infrastructure of Queensland come through this week with minimal damage and everyone stays safe.

2024 – Ready to go!

Happy New Year from the team at Easy Reach Concrete Pumping.

Our crews are back at work, and the pumps have had their annual boom inspections and routine servicing completed.  So, we’re ready to pump concrete for your next project.

We often have a rainy start to the year in Townsville.  Between jobs, we make the most of this time by getting our annual boom inspections done and any routine servicing completed.  Concrete pumping is considered a high risk construction activity, so there are a number of checks and balances that need to be completed to ensure the safety of our crew, customers, other subcontractors and the general public.  Easy Reach Concrete Pumping take this very seriously and are regularly commended by our customers for having well-maintained machinery and up to date paperwork.  Copies of our SWMS, plant risk assessment, insurances, annual inspections, major inspections, certificate of inspections, plant registration, truck registration, maintenance records, pre-start checklists, licences and tickets can be provided by emailing our office –

If you’re starting a new project in Townsville or North Queensland, give us a call on 07 4426 2330 to talk about how a concrete pump will make placing the concrete safer, quicker and easier. We provide free pre-pour planning and where required, site visits to ensure you have access to the right equipment.