Block Laying SWMS

Block Laying Method Statement

Block work method statement assesses the risk following the hazard identification process for laying concrete blocks and the subsequent implementation of risk controls to manage risks.

  • Method statement for masonry works requires control measures to be implemented per the risk controls hierarchy for laying concrete blocks connected with masonry construction.

Blocklaying SWMS Example

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Concrete Block Laying Safe Work Method Statement

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive hazard analysis for block wall construction, e.g. how to lay concrete block with control measures developed for identified hazards per the hierarchy of risk controls.

  • Assess and review health and 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 build a concrete block 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

  • Slip trips and falls in the workplace having the potential to cause death or serious injury

  • Implementation of controls for block work construction, e.g. isolation of hazards and services in hazardous areas

  • Safety information for employees to control risks

  • Method to minimise risk when measuring to mark block wall materials to be cut

  • Tools and equipment used in the concrete block construction, e.g. cement mixer, rotary hammer drill

  • Cutting tools to cut masonry materials, 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 concrete blocks per blockwork construction details, e.g. concrete block wall construction methods

  • Construction work plan for block wall construction shall specify the block laying patterns

  • Handling and fitment of steel reinforcement, reinforcing wire, wall ties and damp proof course in masonry 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 trestles when undertaking block work construction

  • Hazardous chemicals used in connection with concrete block construction, e.g. Portland cement, de-hydrated lime, plasticizer

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with block work in construction

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. eye protection wear, construction work gloves, fall protection safety equipment

  • WHS training for workers, e.g. health and safety training for laying concrete blocks

  • Workplace housekeeping incorporating material handling and storage safety

  • Legislative and regulatory requirements for compliance with WHS legislation, e.g. work health and safety regulations, block laying code of practice and block laying standards

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

  • Blockwork tasks and activities in connection with masonry construction

Blockwork SWMS

Block Masonry Work Method Statement

Blocklaying SWMS shall assess the risk of construction high-risk activities for block 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