Profession sewerage cleaner

Sewerage cleaners maintain and clean sewerage systems and their pipes within communities. They remove blockages that stop the sewerage flow to ensure the smooth running of the systems.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Waste transport legislation

    Regulations and legislation concerning the safe transportation of hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials, products, and appliances.

Skills

  • Handle chemical cleaning agents

    Ensure proper handling, storage and disposal of cleaning chemicals in accordance with regulations.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements

    Guarantee compliance with established and applicable standards and legal requirements such as specifications, policies, standards or law for the goal that organisations aspire to achieve in their efforts.

  • Inspect sewerage systems

    Determine and locate the cause of blockage in the sewerage system.

  • Operate sumps

    Operate industrial sumps used to remove excess liquid such as water or chemicals.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Perform cleaning activities in an environmentally friendly way

    Undertake all cleaning duties in a manner which minimises environmental damage, follow methods that lessen pollution and wastage of resources.

  • Dispose waste

    Dispose waste in accordance with legislation, thereby respecting environmental and company responsibilities.

  • Clean sewerage systems

    Clear out and clean items that block the flow of sewerage in the sewerage system by hand or with a machine.

  • Ensure equipment maintenance

    Ensure that the equipment required for operations is regularly checked for faults, that routine maintenance tasks are performed, and that repairs are scheduled and performed in the case of damage or flaws.

  • Operate pumps

    Operate industrial pumps used to remove excess liquid.

Optional knowledge and skills

prevent pipeline deterioration perform cleaning activities in an outdoor environment pollution prevention ensure sanitation types of pipelines clean industrial containers clear pipelines read standard blueprints operate drilling equipment inspect pipelines excavation techniques detect flaws in pipeline infrastructure water policies regulate the flow of substances in pipelines use pipeline video equipment maintain septic tanks repair pipelines