Shotcreting of retaining walls for excavations

Information on controlling the risks associated with shotcreting of retaining walls on construction sites.
Last updated

Sep 2017

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Document length

5 pages


Shotcreting is a process of spraying concrete onto a surface using compressed air. The process allows construction of a cast in-situ retaining wall.

What it contains

  • Hazards and risks
  • Legal duties
  • Control measures
    • Excavation Collapse
    • Falls from height
    • Exposure to concrete
    • Struck by plant
    • Site planning
    • Site conditions
    • Minimising exposure of the wall
    • Ongoing monitoring