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Safe work method statement - Carpentry - Hanging a door

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Hanging a door

The fitting of a door entails the measuring of a door opening, cutting and resizing of door, fixing of hinges, hanging of door and fitment of door furniture.

  • Doors come in a variety of sizes, types e.g. hollow core, solid core and materials e.g. timber or composite timber materials.


Tasks associated with the fitting and hanging of a door include:

  • Planning and preparation for the hanging of a door;
  • Checking door against door opening and resizing the door using a handsaw, electric handsaw or electric planer;
  • Pre-operational inspection of plant used to cut and trim a door;
  • Selection of correct cutting blade for plant to cut a door to size;
  • Operation of plant for the cutting of a door;
  • Fitting and hanging of door;
  • Ergonomic issues with handling and hanging a door;
  • Selection and use of personal protective equipment;
  • Compliance with specific controls as per a regulation, code of practice;
  • Assess the risk to workers handling and hanging a door.

Safety procedure includes

Hanging a door
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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 workerss.
  • Generation of hazards.
  • Planning and preparation for the hanging of a door.
  • Checking height and width of door against door opening. Reduce door where necessary.
  • Use of handsaw to reduce a doors height or width.
  • Use of an electric handsaw to reduce a doors height or width.
  • Trimming of door with an electric planer.
  • Cutting and planning of timber and composite timber doors.
  • Working with faulty or defective plant.
  • Selection and fitting of correct cutting blade.
  • Guards not fitted or installed to plant.
  • Alteration or modification of plant to cut internal fix-out materials.
  • Hanging a door to a door opening.
  • Fitting of door furniture, handles, latches, etc.
  • 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.
  • Approval and change management form.
  • Sign-off for carpentry services - Hanging a door.

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