Building a Timber Deck Safe Work Method Statement

Construction of Timber Decking Method Statement

The SWMS timber deck assesses the risk following the hazard identification process for timber deck construction and the subsequent implementation of risk controls to manage risk.

  • Timber deck safe work method statement requires control measures be implemented per the hierarchy of risk controls when building a timber deck.

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Timber Deck Safe Work Method Statement

Workplace Safety has conducted a comprehensive hazard analysis for roof truss framing, e.g. how to build roof trusses with risk controls developed for identified hazards per risk controls hierarchy.

  • Assess and review health and safety practices in the workplace to control risk

  • WHS consultation for the identification of hazards with the timber deck construction

  • Risk assessment to identify workplace hazards and risks that may potentially pose an immediate threat of death or serious injury

  • Health and safety planning for how to build a timber deck, 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, working at heights, overhead power lines

  • Trip hazards in the workplace likely to result in slips trips and falls injuries

  • Implementation of controls for timber deck construction, e.g. isolation of hazards and services in hazardous areas for lifting operation safety

  • Safety information for employees to manage risks

  • Method to minimise risk when measuring to mark roof truss members to be cut

  • Tools and equipment used in the construction of timber decking

  • Cutting tools to cut timber deck materials, e.g. circular saw, drop saw and the like

  • Setting out for construction of a timber deck

  • 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. distance from power lines for cranes

  • Persons operating a crane are to undertake safe working load calculations per crane load chart against the crane's rated lifting capacity

  • Lifting slings and chains used to lift timber deck materials be selected and inspected by a dogger per lifting equipment inspection requirements

  • Crane safety for operating crane when lifting timber deck materials identifies potential crane lifting hazards, e.g. ground bearing pressure, exclusion zone for lifting operations, lifting operation hazards

  • Erect timber deck frame per timber deck construction details, e.g. timber deck joist spacing, timber deck structure

  • Secure timber deck frame per timber deck construction plans and timber deck design guide, e.g. timber deck installation

  • Installation of tie-downs and bracing per timber deck plans to prevent uplift

  • Timber deck construction plans shall specify the required fixings and anchors per timber deck building code

  • Lay and fix timber decking to timber deck frame timber deck plans and timber deck detail

  • Hazard controls for drilling materials to erect timber decking components, masonry materials may result in silica dust exposure

  • Working at height on ladders, aluminium mobile scaffold and elevated work platforms when building a timber deck

  • Hazardous chemicals used in connection with timber deck construction, e.g. chemical anchors, liquid nails

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with building a timber deck

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. safety goggles, protective gloves PPE, working at height safety equipment

  • Health and safety training for workers, e.g. carpentry training for timber deck construction

  • Workplace housekeeping incorporating material handling and storage safety

  • Legislative and regulatory requirements for compliance with WHS legislation, e.g. work health and safety regulations, timber deck building code and OHS standards

  • Monitoring controls, e.g. assessment and review the effectiveness of control measures

  • Carpentry tasks and activities in connection with timber deck construction

SWMS Carpentry

SWMS Timber Deck

Timber Deck SWMS shall assess the risk of construction high-risk activities for how to build a timber deck.

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

  • Fit, position and secure timber deck materials

  • Work at height, e.g. fall from heights

  • Use of hand and power tools

  • Other timber deck construction hazards

Timber Deck SWMS
You may also need:
Carpentry Framing SWMS
Flooring Safe Work Method Statement
SWMS Installing Roof Trusses
Safety Management System
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