Bricklaying Safe Work Method Statement
Safe work method statement bricklaying assesses the risk following the hazard identification process for laying bricks and the subsequent implementation of risk control measures to manage risk.
Safe work method statement for bricklaying requires control measures to be implemented per the risk controls hierarchy for laying bricks connected with brickwork construction.
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Safe Work Method Statement Bricklaying
Workplace Safety has conducted a comprehensive hazard analysis for brick wall construction, e.g. how to lay bricks with control measures developed for identified hazards per the hierarchy of controls.
Assess and review safety practices in the workplace to control risk
WHS consultation with employees on health and safety matters to identify potential hazards with how to build a block wall
Risk assessment to identify hazard and risk in the workplace that could result in death or serious injury
Health and safety planning for how to lay bricks for a wall, e.g. minimise risks through the planning process
WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication
Workplace environmental hazards, e.g. trenches and excavations, falling from height, overhead power lines
Workplace trip hazardslikely to result in slips trips and falls injuries
Implementation of controls for brick wall construction, e.g. isolation of hazards, working at height scaffolding
Safety information for employees to manage risks
Method to minimise risk when measuring to mark bricks to be cut
Tools and equipment used in brick wall construction, e.g. cement mixer, rotary hammer drill
Cutting tools to cut bricks, e.g. brick saw, angle grinder
Electrical hazards and control measures for high voltage power lines, e.g. power line clearance requirements, electrical safety isolation procedures
Electrical spotter to warn persons working in the vicinity of electricity lines, e.g. overhead power line clearances
Lay bricks per brick wall construction details, e.g. brick laying methods
Construction work plan for brickwork construction shall specify the brick wall construction procedure
Handling and fitment of reinforcing wire, wall ties and damp proof course in brick wall construction
Personal decontamination procedures to be implemented where exposure to silicahas taken place, e.g. correct method for removing PPE
Working at height on modular scaffolding, brickies scaffolding and bricklaying scaffolding when undertaking brick work construction
Hazardous chemicals used in connection with brick work construction, e.g. Portland cement, de-hydrated lime, plasticizer
Hazardous manual tasks in connection with brick masonry wall construction
Personal protective equipment, e.g. eye protection wear, respiratory protective equipment, protective clothing
WHS training for workers, e.g. health and safety training for laying bricks
Workplace housekeeping incorporating material handling and storage safety
Legislative and regulatory requirements for compliance with WHS legislation, e.g. health and safety at work regulations, block laying code of practice and OHS compliance codes
Monitoring controls, e.g. assessment and review the effectiveness of control measures
Blockwork tasks and activities in connection with brick wall construction
Safe Work Procedure for Bricklaying
Bricklaying SWMS shall assess the risk of construction high-risk activities for brick wall construction.
High-risk work activities that may expose workers to WHS hazards are likely to include but not be limited to:
Plant and equipment used in the work task
Work at height, e.g. fall from heights
Use of hand and power tools
Exposure to hazardous chemical, e.g. Portland cement
Other bricklaying hazards