C & H Quickmix places the highest priority on health and safety in all its operations. When your concrete is delivered you will be asked to read and sign our Safe Handling of Concrete Guide.
Risks from contact with wet concrete
Wet concrete, mortar and screed are strong alkalis. Contact with skin or the eyes may cause serious burns and ulceration or an acute allergic reaction in some people. Suitable clothing including impervious gloves, long sleeves, eye protection and boots are essential. In the event of eye contact wash immediately with plenty of water and seek urgent medical attention.
Risks from equipment
All equipment and even hand tools can present a risk if used incorrectly. People can be under increased pressure to finish quickly as the concrete sets so it is always worth ensuring everyone understands the operating instructions before the job starts. If the mixer truck is fitted with a conveyor or a pump is used, provide an adequate 'exclusion zone' to prevent accidental injury.
Risks from slips, trips and lifting
Wet concrete makes surfaces slippery and it is obviously very heavy.