Concrete wash water regulations

Why is the control of concrete wash water important? We found this very educational article which explains not only how bad management can harm the environment, but also damage the reputation of your company.

Where appropriate, BlueRinse equipment is CE marked and backed up by thorough risk assessment and associated Declaration of Conformity to offer complete peace of mind. This includes, lift testing, compliance with electrical standards and assessment of risks that may be encountered in day to day use. A requirement of the Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) the whole assembly is CE marked as an assembly, not just relying the CE mark on the individual components.

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Source: Watery News

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