Shotcreting of retaining walls for excavations

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

Published: 26 Apr 2021
File type: PDF
File size: 239.03 kB
Length: 5 pages
Reading level: Medium


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