The American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) announced its newly updated Proper Driving Techniques video. In the video, the ACPA addresses the No. 1 safety hazard for concrete pumpers. The video is available in both English and Spanish language versions and addresses safety practices proven to help pumpers avoid driving accidents — the most common types of accidents involving concrete pumps. Produced in conjunction with Nations Builders Insurance Services Inc. (NBIS), the video’s new content addresses the most current driving practices of concrete pumpers.
“Approximately 2/3 of incidents involving pumps occur on the roadway,” says Kyle Rask, Program Manager – Concrete Pumping, NBIS. “The biggest hazard pump operators face every day is driving to and from the job site, according to statistics. Our goal for the video is to bring a renewed focus to safe driving practices. If pumpers can’t get to the job site safely, they can’t do the job."
The video is available on the ACPA website free of charge and also on the ACPA YouTube channel at: http://bit.ly/PumpDriving.
“We are proud to offer the video free of charge – not just to the industry, but also to the public — because concrete pumps make use of public roadways which affect all drivers on our highways and roads,” says Tom O’Malley, chair of the ACPA Safety Equipment and Applications Committee. “Our goal is that people would not just view the video, but also share the video with others. Together, we can help keep our nation’s roadways safe.”
For more information about the Proper Driving Techniques video, contact the ACPA National Office at 614-431-5618 or email [email protected]. For more information about the ACPA, visit www.concretepumpers.com.
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About The ACPA
The ACPA is a non-profit association which serves as an advocate for the concrete pumping industry committed to promotion, education and safety for its members and all those coming into contact with a concrete pump on the construction job site.