In Australia, approximately 6,500 concrete agitators are required to transport concrete from the batch plant to construction site.
Despite technological advancements, the concrete supply chain remains labour intensive and agitator drivers are prone to an elevated risk of injury. This is demonstrated by a 2013-14 survey of CCAA members which highlighted over 500 preventable injuries were suffered by agitator drivers undergoing their daily tasks.
This Best Practice Guideline has been developed by CCAA as a means to stimulate discussions with truck manufacturers and concrete bowl designers in the hope of identifying solutions, which may influence agitator design and ultimately improve safety outcomes for drivers.
Agitator Safety - Design Guidelines