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Skip Navigation LinksConcrete Pump Apprenticeship

The concrete pump is used to transfer liquid concrete from a concrete transport to its final location. The pump is mounted on the back of a truck along with an articulating robotic arm (boom). The operator uses a remote control to maneuever the boom to the desired location. 

Duration: 160 hours over 20 days

Prerequisite: Grade 12 or equivalent, DZ licence

Accreditation:  OETIO certificate 

Training and benefits:
This program provides the fundamentals of safety, equipment characteristics, and operational practices that apply to concrete pump; and provides ample hands-on practice to develop the basic skills of concrete pump operation and maintenance.


  • Manuals, regulations & policies
  • Safe working environment
  • Hazards of high voltage
  • Signals & communications
  • Principles of hydraulics
  • Types of concrete
  • Pre-operational inspection
  • Set-up & job planning
  • Clean out procedures
  • Basic maintenance
  • Transporting a concrete pump
  • Traffic control
  • First Aid / CPR

This Employment Ontario program is funded by the Ontario government.

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