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Method Statement for Cleaning Out and Unblocking Drains

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  • Document Title: Cleaning Out and Unblocking Drains Method Statement
  • Method Statement No: A&S/MS/001
  • Revision Date: 31/03/2024
  • Prepared By: Alexander Ross
  • Checked By: Alexander Ross
  • Approved By: Alexander Ross

1. Purpose and Scope

This method statement details the procedures for cleaning, unblocking, and repairing drains using vacuum tankers, CCTV inspection, and high pressure jetting. It aims to ensure safety, efficiency, and environmental compliance, delivering quality service to our customers.

2. Procedure Details

2.1 Equipment and Materials

  • Vacuum Tanker: For the extraction and disposal of waste.
  • CCTV Equipment: To inspect and evaluate drain conditions.
  • High-Pressure Jetting Machine: For effective cleaning and unblocking of drains.
  • Patch Lining Equipment: For non-invasive drain repairs.
  • Safety Gear: Including gloves, safety glasses, and high-visibility clothing.

2.2 Drain Cleaning and Unblocking Procedure

  1. Initial Assessment: Conduct a CCTV inspection to determine the blockage location and severity.
  2. Safety Setup: Implement safety signs and gear up with the required PPE.
  3. Utilizing High-Pressure Jetting: Employ the high-pressure jetting machine to dislodge and remove blockages, ensuring a thorough clean of the drain walls.
  4. Waste Extraction: Use the vacuum tanker to suck out debris and ensure proper disposal following environmental guidelines.
  5. Drain Repair and Patch Lining: Apply patch lining for any identified damage, ensuring a non-invasive repair process.
  6. Final Inspection and Testing: Perform a closing CCTV inspection to confirm the drain is fully cleared and functional.

3. Safety and Risk Assessment

  • PPE Requirement: Mandatory use of gloves, safety glasses, and high-visibility clothing.
  • High-Pressure Equipment Use: Strict adherence to safety protocols to prevent injuries from the high-pressure jetting machine.
  • Environmental Precautions: Ensure all waste is responsibly disposed of at licensed facilities to avoid environmental impact.

4. Quality Control Measures

  • Step-by-Step Monitoring: Supervise each phase for adherence to standards.
  • Feedback and Improvement: Solicit customer feedback to ensure satisfaction and identify areas for improvement.

5. Environmental Considerations

  • Responsible Waste Management: Commit to environmentally safe disposal methods for all waste material.
  • Efficient Water Use: Operate high-pressure jetting in a way that conserves water, aligning with environmental sustainability goals.

6. Distribution Record

  • For Internal Use: Operations Team, Safety Officers, and Environmental Managers.
  • External Distribution: As required, to regulatory bodies and clients for transparency.