Delivery of Waste Water Treatment Systems and Septic Tanks

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Truck delivering Ri-Industries concrete septic tank

Delivery of waste water treatment systems, water tanks and septic tanks requires planning and organising a number of moving pieces. Let’s take a look at how delivery works at

Before we talk about the ‘normal’ process, it’s important to mention that rainy and wet conditions can sometimes mean that deliveries are delayed or rescheduled.  We will always do our best to deliver our tanks as scheduled but if your property experiences a lot of rain before delivery, this can make access difficult due to the ground become slippy or even boggy for our trucks. We confirm every delivery the day before so if your site is particularly wet please let us know, so we can work out the best course of action with you, to avoid our trucks getting bogged on site.

We take our involvement in the delivery process very seriously and ensure we comply with the compliance and enforcement (C&E) legislation in relation to potential road safety breaches. We exercise due care and take reasonable steps to prevent breaches of road safety law, and we expect our business partners to do the same. This includes ‘third party transport’ collection of goods from our premises. All transport providers collecting goods from our premises will be required to prove compliance or provide details of the relevant person within the business that we are able to contact for compliance details. This ensures all parties within the ‘Chain of Responsibility’ are protected via the reasonable steps defence measure.

Ri-Industries has a fleet of vehicles available for delivery. This includes crane trucks that are modern, clean, and purpose built. Our drivers are professionals who will do their best to help you when delivering the product on-site. We offer a FREE on-site visit inspection regarding delivery.

We will need to assess the best way to unload your tank, taking factors into account such as:

  • We will need to reverse up to the hole therefore easy access is very important
  • A clear, level site is required to unload the tank in your excavated area
  • 4.7 metres is needed for the truck to pass under trees and overhead power lines
  • A minimum height clearance of 8 metres is required when unloading
  • 4 metres clearance is required between gate posts.
  • Our trucks are 10 metres long and 2.5 metres wide. 

We use a ‘Swiftlift’ lifting system for our products, which is approved for use by the regulatory authorities in every state of Australia and New Zealand. It’s a safe and rapid method of lifting and handling precast concrete elements. A specially designed ‘lifting eye’ is also used. It’s designed so that, when properly connected to the head of the embedded anchor, it cannot release whilst the system is under load. The ‘lifting eye’ may be purchased from our office. 

Our staff are here to help ensure the delivery process goes smoothly. Please call us at 08 8444 8100 with any questions. 



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