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Safe work method statement - Carpentry - Erection of timber wall framing

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Timber wall framing

A timber wall frame is a structural framework comprising of vertical studs and nogging captivated by a bottom and top plate, clad with plasterboard sheeting and external cladding. Wall frames incorporate window and door openings.

Tasks

Tasks associated with erection, positioning and fixing of timber wall frames and associated components include:

  • Planning and set out of bottom plates, columns, etc, relevant to wall frame;
  • Pre-operational inspection of plant used to cut timber materials;
  • Operation of plant for the cutting of timber materials;
  • Working at heights erecting, positioning and fixing timber wall frames and components;
  • Lifting and positioning of wall frames and framing components using a crane and potentially within an established exclusion zone for an overhead electrical service or electrical part;
  • Measuring length and cutting of timber framing materials;
  • Erection, securing and temporary guying of wall frames;
  • Fixing and bolting of wall frames and framing components;
  • Inspection of completed timber wall frame system;
  • Ergonomic issues with handling of timber wall frames and framing components;
  • Selection and use of personal protective equipment;
  • Compliance with specific controls as per a regulation, code of practice;
  • Assess the risk to workers cutting, erecting, positioning and fixing timber wall frames and framing components.

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Control measures

Control measures to eliminate or minimise the risk of death, serious injury or illness to persons are addressed in the safe work method statement as per the following sections.

  • Consultation with workers.
  • Generation of hazards.
  • Planning, set out, cutting, fixing and construction of a timber wall frame or components.
  • Pre-operational inspection of plant to ensure it is in good order.
  • Selection and inspection of cutting blade.
  • Cutting of timber frame materials.
  • Measuring and marking timber material to be cut.
  • Working at heights requiring an EWP, fall arrest system, etc.
  • Working in an established exclusion zone for an electrical part.
  • Lifting of timber wall frames and framing components using a crane.
  • Selection of lifting gear.
  • Erection, securing and temporary guying of timber wall frames and framing components.
  • Connection and bolting of structural components.
  • Ergonomic issues identified with the construction of a structural timber wall frame.
  • Controls when handling, decanting or using a hazardous chemical, substance or product.
  • Hazardous manual tasks.
  • Personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Training requirements.
  • Housekeeping requirements.
  • Compliance with specific controls imposed by a regulation or code of practice.
  • Failure to monitor controls.
  • Risk matrix and descriptors.
  • Additional hazards, risks and controls.
  • Risk matrix and descriptors.
  • Additional hazards, risks and controls.
  • Approval and change management form.
  • Sign-off for carpentry services - Erection of timber wall framing.

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