Safe work method statement - Plumbing - Cutting of PVC pipe
Cutting of PVC pipes
PVC pipes are primarily used to carry wastewater between a given point and a discharge point.
- PVC pipes shall where necessary be cut to a required length using either a PVC saw, PVC saw or power operated plant.
Tasks associated with the cutting of PVC pipes include:
- Measuring and marking length of pipe to be cut;
- Use of PVC saw to cut PVC pipe;
- Use of PVC cable saw to cut PVC pipe;
- Pre-operational inspection of plant used to cut PVC pipe;
- Selection of correct cutting blade or disc to cut PVC pipe;
- Operation of plant for cutting of PVC pipes;
- Controlling hazards generated by plant in the cutting of PVC pipes;
- Manual handling issues when handling and cutting PVC pipes;
- Personal protective equipment to be worn when handling and cutting PVC pipes.
Safety procedure includes
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.
- Measuring length of pipe to be cut.
- Using PVC saw to cut pipe.
- Using PVC cable saw to cut pipe.
- Pre-operational inspection of plant to cut PVC pipe.
- Selection of cutting blade or disc to cut PVC pipe.
- Operation of power operated plant to cut PVC pipes.
- Controlling hazards generated by cutting off PVC pipes.
- 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 of PVC pipes.
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