The Septic Tank – Vacuumation Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive procedure outlining the safety steps for the use of a vacuumation truck to empty septic tanks.
The Septic Tank – Vacuumation Work Method Statement (WMS) is ready to use and is not a blank template. Simply add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks and make it specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing and to be incorporated as part of your overall WHS System.
This SWMS involves the vacuuming out of septic tanks using a vacuumation truck. This does not cover entry into a confined space. A dedicated confined space SWMS and entry permit system must be in place for these activities.
Main hazards include:
This SWMS includes the following “High Risk Construction Work" as defined by Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011:
The Septic Tank - Vacuumation Work Method Statement can be used as part of your WHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.
The Septic Tank - Vacuumation SWMS includes:
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