Domestic Drainage Method Statement

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Project Name: Clients Project name

Project Number:

Work Activity: Drainage

Work Location: 


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Installation, and connection of new 100mm drainage pipes to existing surface and foul manholes




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Welfare and First Aid:

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Reducing Risk:

  • Banksman Present during works
  • No un-authorized persons allowed on site during excavations
  • Area Inspected before works commence daily, and at suitable intervals during the day.
  • Excavations fenced off and end of the day.
  • Excavated material to be kept a minimum of 1.5m away from excavation.
  • Warning signs
  • PPE to be worn at all times.



Health, Safety and Environmental Assessments:

N/A Ground Investigation Clear ( Cable Avoidance Tool used to scan line of pipes, local authority/waterboard and Gas lines checked and marked.


Related Assessments:

RA003 Excavations

RA001 Plant



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Plant / Equipment:

13 Ton tracked Excavator

3 Ton Forward Tipping Dumper


Work Method:

  1. The new drain positions will be set out by competent person.
  2. Cable avoidance tool then used to re-check route.
  3. Levels of existing connection points will be checked, and any level differences against engineers design drawing to be reported.
  4. A trench will be excavated alone the line of the new pipe, level control by pipe laser or manual level.
  5. Pipes will be installed as per the design specification EG concrete surround and backfilling with as dug material.
  6. Testing will be carried out prior to backfilling to ensure pipes are installed correctly and sealed in accordance with manufacturers guidelines in addition water authority may wish to witness tests prior to adoption of system.
  7. New manholes will be constructed where required, and steps will be taken to avoid any disruption of existing flows.




A mobile phone will be available at all times to summon emergency services, the site supervision staff will be advised of the nearest hospital. A First aid box, with eyewash liquid will be kept on site.

This method statement will be the subject of a toolbox talk given to all personnel involved with the work activity.



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Admin have been involved with UK Construction safety for many years.

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