Camfaud Concrete Pumps Training School

Mobile boom pump training

Mobile boom pump training

Camfaud operates the largest concrete pump training school in the country. The school is used to train both Camfaud employees and external personnel.

We have a number of trainers and Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) testers who teach candidates the knowledge and skills required to be safe, competent concrete pump operators and test them to CPCS standards.

We train and test operators for all three CPCS categories: A06 Concrete Pump – Truck Mounted Boom, A44 Concrete Pump Trailer Mounted and A72 Static Concrete Placing Boom. Please note that an LGV licence must be held to obtain the A06 truck mounted boom pump card.

Training is carried out in our training schools in St Helens and Epping and also at the candidates’ sites.

For more information, please contact our training school at St Helens:
Email: training@camfaud.co.uk
Telephone – 01744 819995
Address – Camfaud Concrete Pumps Ltd, Station Rd, St Helens, WA9 3JG

Schwing SPB30 training boom

Schwing SPB30 training boom

New Scottish shipping office opens

New Scottish shipping office opens

New Scottish shipping office opens

Our new Scottish office is now open for business, supporting the pumps that we operate in Scotland. To request hire rates, obtain technical support and / or book a pump, please speak to our Scottish team:

  • Karen Haston – Area Sales Manager – 07738 983646 – karen.haston@camfaud.co.uk
  • Craig Glowienko – Operations Manager – 07772 449928 – craig.glowienko@camfaud.co.uk
  • Jackie Gracie – Hire Desk Assistant – 01236 796630 – jackie.gracie@camfaud.co.uk

Capital weekend

While London whiles away the weekends, Camfaud is at work repairing the capital’s infrastructure.

Our most recent job involved pumping rapid setting concrete underground to form a tunnel trackbed. Our “troglodyte team” manned the pumps (and the pipelines!) round the clock to enable the concrete to be placed as soon as the track was aligned and the slab ready to be poured.

It is usual, when pumping long pipelines, to use 125mm pipeline. However, for this contract, 100mm pipeline was preferred in order to increase the velocity of the material through the line and thus minimise the chance of the rapid setting mix going off in the pipes.

Pumping rapid setting concrete

Pumping rapid setting concrete

The troglodyte team in action

The troglodyte team in action

Camfaud's Troglodyte Team

Camfaud’s Troglodyte Team

5,000 cubic metre, 36 hour continuous pour

One Nine Elms - 34 hour pour

One Nine Elms – 34 hour pour

We recently pumped approximately 5,000 cubic metres of concrete into the basement of One Nine Elms, a mixed-use skyscraper development in South West London. Camfaud supplied four pumps, two Putzmeister pumps and two Schwing pumps for the pour. We also supplied backup pumps though, in the event, these were not required to work.

The pour, was carried out for Careys Civil Engineering. It lasted nearly 36 hours and finished on Sunday 17th March, allowing the Irish contingent a double celebration on St Patrick’s Day.

London Concrete supplied the concrete, a 75% GGBS 25% cement mix. It was their second largest continuous pour after the 5,500 cubic metre pour they carried out in 2009 at the Shard. The success of the pour was highlighted in an article in The Construction Index.

Construction Index article - One Nine Elms

Construction Index article – One Nine Elms