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Safe work method statement - Plumbing - Clean and glue PVC pipes

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Cleaning and gluing of PVC pipes

PVC pipes are primarily used to carry wastewater between a given point and a discharge point.

  • Following the cutting of a PVC pipe it is necessary to clean the pipe prior to priming and gluing the pipe and associated fittings.

Tasks

Tasks associated with the cleaning and gluing of PVC pipes include:

  • Handling of priming fluid and solvent cement in the jointing of PVC pipes;
  • Cleaning and jointing of PVC pipes;
  • Decanting of priming fluid and solvent cement to a secondary container;
  • Manual handling issues when decanting hazardous substances;
  • Personal protective equipment to be worn when handling hazardous substances, etc.

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Safety procedure includes

Clean and glue PVC pipes safe work method statement

Clean and glue PVC pipes safe work method statement is a 13 page document compliant with statute OHS reporting requirements. It identifies known hazards and risks, and outlines the control measures to be implemented to eliminate or minimise the risk of death, injury or illness generated from the cleaning and gluing of PVC pipes.
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Control measures

Control measures to eliminate or minimise the risk of death, injury or illness to persons are addressed in the safe work method statement as per the following sections.

  • Consultation with employees.
  • Generation of hazards.
  • Handling of hazardous substances in the jointing of PVC pipes.
  • Cleaning and jointing of PVC pipes.
  • Decanting of hazardous substances to a secondary container.
  • Manual handling tasks.
  • Personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Training requirements.
  • Housekeeping requirements.
  • Failure to monitor controls.
  • Risk matrix and descriptors.
  • Additional hazards, risks and controls.
  • Approval and change management form.
  • Sign-off for plumbing services - Cutting and gluing of PVC pipes.

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