Drain Cleaning Best Practice Project Plan

Thu, 24 Dec 2020

Drain Cleaning Best Practice Project Plan

 

AUSJET/ADCVA would like to thank all those who put themselves forward to participate in the Drain Cleaning Best Practice Work Group. It was the Boards decision to have only one representative per Member Company on the work group, with wider industry able to participate via member workshops.

The following is the project plan commencing in January 2021, with a completion date set for the end of the current financial year.

 

Scope

The objective of this group is to develop best practice guideline for the use of drain cleaning and combination units.

The project will focus on larger trailer or truck mounted jetters and combination units, with the terms of reference applying to units that have a capacity of 18000 bar litres per minute and above.

 

Terms of Reference

The Working Group will develop best practice guidelines in relation to the following applications.

  • Definition of remote operations
  • Hold to activate devices
  • Open hose operations
  • Hose testing and certification
  • Hose repairs and testing
  • Fittings compatibility and ratings
  • Class B handgun set up and requirements
  • Use of manhole grate covers and anti-withdrawal devices
  • Crew sizes
  • Training

 

AS 4233 will be used to guide the work group, the guidelines developed by the work group must be in accordance with the standard.

If during the project the Working Group identifies further items that require best practice guidelines, additional items can be added to the terms of reference by majority vote.

Should the Working Group not be able to agree on any point/item, a vote will be taken where the decision will be determined by a majority rule. Should there not be an absolute majority the point/item the Chair will have the casting vote.

 

Working Group Members

Peter Jones – KOR (Chair)

Rod Purtill – Spoutvac

David Kingston - Veolia

Clay Bartlett - Cleanaway

Jim Paris – Direct Hit

Jeremy Farnant - JR Richards & Sons

Wally Budia - Into Training

Ian Blevin – WOMA

Oliver Bain – Abdex

Aaron Marmara – Pipe Management Australia

 

Project Plan

Step No

Detail

Person Responsible

Delivery Via

Date Due

1

Establish working group

Board

NA

Dec 2020

2

Working Group Meeting 1 Set up framework objectives

Working Group

State venues and Zoom

21/01/2021

3

Working Group Meeting 2 Agree on basic principles

Working Group

State venues and Zoom

04/02/2021

4

Working Group Meeting 3 Develop recommended guidelines

Working Group

State venues and Zoom

18/02/2021

5

Working Group Meeting 4 Finalise Draft

 

 

11/03/2021

6

Board review and comment

AUSJET/ADCVA Board

Zoom

25/03/2021

7

Working group to consider any feedback and make revisions after board consultation if required

Working Group

State venues and Zoom

08/04/2021

8

Hold member workshops via zoom

Board and Working Group

State venues and Zoom

22/04/2021

9

Working group consider any feedback and make revisions if required

Working Group

State venues and Zoom

06/05/2021

10

Hold a zoom workshop for wider industry consultation

Board and Working Group

State venues and Zoom

20/05/2021

11

Working group to consider any feedback or ideas raised during wider industry consultation and make revisions if required and finalise draft

Working Group

State venues and Zoom

03/06/2021

12

Final Board Review

AUSJET/ADCVA Board

Zoom

10/06/2021

13

Format guidelines and make available

AUSJET/ADCVA Admin

NA

01/07/2021

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