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Canberra’s Sewer and Stormwater Specialists

Who we are

Flexible Australia (Flexible) was established in the ACT in 1999 to service the needs of Canberra and the surrounding region. It has successfully grown into a modern service company with substantial investments in modern and up-to-date, plant and equipment.

What we do

As a service organisation, we specialise in infrastructure maintenance, specifically for matters such as:

  • Sewer and stormwater maintenance and cleaning
  • Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT) maintenance and cleaning
  • CCTV surveying of conduit systems and structures
  • Smoke testing and leak detection in closed systems
  • Vacuum eduction (uploading) of fluids or solids from access structures, industrial locations, or municipal infrastructure
  • High-pressure surface cleaning of pedestrian areas, spillage areas, or trauma sites
  • Hydro excavation for service locating and of inaccessible or high-risk sites to prevent damage to in-ground services.

Who can use our services

The majority of our clientele consist of municipal or utility organisations, such as:

  • Councils and Water Boards
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Consulting professions
  • Infrastructure construction companies
  • The plumbing industry
  • Emergency Services in crisis or urgent situations.

If you are interested in using any of our services, or to find out more information, get in touch with our team via our Contact us page.

How we operate

Our fleet of specialised vehicles

We operate a highly specialised fleet of Kaiser combination water recycling units and high-pressure vacuum trucks. These vehicle-mounted systems are capable of sucking up vast quantities of dry goods and fluids.

Dry materials are contained on board and can be transferred to landfill or other storage areas.

Fluids and mixed solids such as sewerage, floodwater or industrial waste can be vacuumed and the fluids passed through a high-pressure filtering system separating out solids and other waste, leaving recycled water. The recycled water can then be used for jetting purposes such as high-pressure cleaning of sewer lines, sumps and other networked systems.

Self-sufficient and fully automatic water cleaning system

The combination water recycling units are a completely self-sufficient and fully automatic water cleaning system. They provide access to an endless supply of recycled water. As such, there are no limits as to how much water we use, as the unit is designed for continuous operation.

Benefits

One of the primary benefits of a combination water recycler is that it eliminates the need for costly water refilling stops and turns them into productivity gains. If a recycler has to stop production to allow the water treatment process to catch up, then much of the productivity gains are lost.

Another benefit of a combination water recycler is the use of increased water flows. Because a recycler re-uses the water and does not require refills, a much higher water flow can be used in the cleaning process, thereby reducing cleaning times. This results in increased productivity, improved efficiency, reduced fuel consumption, and a host of other benefits.

Cost effective and lower operating costs

The ability to recycle water onsite means both greater efficiency and lower costs. This is achieved through decreased environmental strain and lower financial costs due to lower fuel and water consumption. In addition, the units provide longer and more efficient working hours due to less time spent on driving and refilling, which in turn, means less vehicular traffic on our roads to and from the sites.

Green Fleet

We operate a ‘Green Fleet’ of vehicles. Our vehicles comply with stringent European exhaust emission standards. Our vehicles are rated as EURO3, EURO4, or EURO5 low emission vehicles. The variation is linked to the vehicle manufacture date, with EURO3 being the emission standard for the year 2000.

Interested in our combination water recyclers? Contact us today for more information.

We recycle our waste

Using our specialised fleet of combination recycler vehicles and associated equipment, we are able to recycle large amounts of waste collected. Our machines are purpose built for this level of recycling, with as little as possible ending up in the landfill.  Even the water we use to clean pipework and associated structures is recycled through specially designed high-pressure filters.

Our combination recycler units are ideal tools for all types of stormwater and pipeline work, as well as the clearing and cleaning of vats, tanks and storage chambers. These powerful vacuum suction units enable us to remove all materials including all types of wet and dry materials, litter, silt and sediment, vegetative matter, as well as any wastewater from urban runoff. Through the unit’s inbuilt high-pressure filtering system, we are able to re-use any captured water for washing down and cleaning the insides of pipework, structures and unblocking any blocked inflows.

Recyclable materials

We ensure that, wherever possible, all recyclable materials recovered during day-to-day activities are sorted and deposited at the appropriate recycling centres. For example, shopping trolleys are returned to the appropriate supermarket and if they do not accept them, which can often be the case, the shopping trolleys are deposited at the metal recyclers.

After all recyclable materials are removed and deposited at the appropriate centres; the remaining waste is deposited at the landfill. This process prevents thousands of tons of waste a year being deposited at the landfill.

Find out more information about our recycling – Contact us today.

Quality Policy

Flexible’s Quality Policy is based on the principle that customer satisfaction is the hallmark of Flexible services and the quality of our work is paramount to retaining our market position and paving the way for future growth. Flexible’s services will always meet or exceed customer requirements.

To ensure our ongoing business continuity and growth, we take compliance seriously and ensure that above all we show integrity in all our dealings.

In keeping with this principle Flexible will:

  • Ensure the effectiveness of the IMS is reviewed at least annually in the Management Review Meeting and a general audit is conducted annually;
  • Establish measurable objectives and review performance against objectives in Management Review Meetings. Quality objectives will be reviewed and modified or replaced as circumstances change;
  • Comply with standards including ISO9001, our legal requirements, and client contractual requirements;
  • Invite input from all employees and other stakeholders and involve staff in the decision making processes through induction training and regular toolbox meetings to improve the effectiveness of the IMS.
  • We will make the Flexible Quality Policy available to our clients and the community through the Flexible website;

Safety Policy

Flexible’s Work, Health and Safety (WHS) Policy is based on the notion that the safety and wellbeing of people employed at work, sub-contractors and their employees, visitors and the public is a major factor in ensuring business continuity and ongoing growth and must be considered as a high priority, before, during and after all work is performed. Our aim is to eliminate all work related injury and illness.

In keeping with this principal Flexible will:

  • Ensure the effectiveness of the IMS is reviewed at least annually in the Management Review Meeting and WHS audits are conducted semi-annually;
  • Establish measurable objectives and review performance against objectives in Management Review Meetings. WHS Objectives will be reviewed and modified or replaced as circumstances change;
  • Identify and control potential hazards in the workplace through hazard identification, risk analysis and continual monitoring and improvement to ensure potential accident/incidents are controlled and prevented;
  • Commit to the prevention of ill health;
  • Provide effective injury management and rehabilitation for employees;
  • Comply with standards including AS/NZS4801, ISO18001, our legal requirements, including WHS legislation and regulations and as well as client contractual requirements;
  • Consult with all employees and other stakeholders and involve staff in the decision making processes through induction training and regular toolbox meetings to improve the effectiveness of the IMS.
  • We will make the Flexible WHS Policy available to our clients and the community through the Flexible website;
  • The WHS policy is reviewed annually. Flexible staff input will be invited and included as appropriate.

Environmental Policy

Flexible’s Environmental Policy is based on the principle that the prevention of pollution and the reduction of our environmental impact to the lowest possible level will ultimately result in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly service which will be more attractive to our customers and more responsible in our community.

In keeping with this principal Flexible will:

  • Ensure the effectiveness of the IMS is reviewed at least annually in the Management Review Meeting and environmental audits will also be conducted semi-annually;
  • Establish measurable objectives and review performance against objectives in Management Review Meetings. Environmental objectives will be reviewed and modified or replaced as circumstances change;
  • Identify and control potential environmental hazards in the workplace through hazard identification, risk analysis and continual monitoring and improvement to ensure potential incidents are controlled and prevented;
  • Recycle as much waste as possible from all field operations;
  • Comply with standards including ISO14001, our legal requirements, including environmental legislation and regulations and as well as client contractual requirements;
  • Consult with all employees and other stakeholders and involve staff in the decision making processes through induction training and regular toolbox meetings to improve the effectiveness of the IMS.
  • We will make the Flexible Environmental Policy available to our clients and the community through the Flexible website;
  • The Environmental Policy is reviewed annually. Flexible staff input will be invited and included as appropriate.

Find out how we can help your business. Contact us today.