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:
Telephone – 01744 819995
Address – Camfaud Concrete Pumps Ltd, Station Rd, St Helens, WA9 3JG
Schwing SPB30 training boom
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Craig Glowienko – Operations Manager – 07772 449928 – email@example.com
- Jackie Gracie – Hire Desk Assistant – 01236 796630 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The troglodyte team in action
Camfaud’s Troglodyte Team
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
The first of our new pumps for 2019 are now ready for service. An M43 to add to our fleet of large boom pumps and an M20 for small jobs and those in cities / towns with less room to manoeuvre and to set up. More Putzmeister and Schwing pumps are due shortly – watch this space.
Schwing M43 January 2019
Schwing Stetter & Camfaud
Schwing M20 January 2019