Blockwork Lintel Safe Work Method Statement

Masonry Lintel Work Method Statement

Concrete block safe work method statement assesses the risk following the hazard identification process for concrete blockwork lintels and the subsequent implementation of risk controls to manage risks.

  • Block masonry work method statement requires control measures to be implemented per the risk controls hierarchy for lintel construction connected with block wall construction.

Blockwork Lintel SWMS Example

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How to Install a Lintel in a Block Wall

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

  • Assess and review WHS practices in the workplace to control risk

  • WHS consultation with employees on health and safety matters to identify potential hazards with masonry lintel construction

  • Risk assessment to identify workplace hazards and risks that could result in death or serious injury

  • Health and safety planning for how to build a concrete block lintel, 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, lack of edge protection

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

  • Implementation of controls for lintel construction, e.g. isolation of hazards, personal protective equipment, safety measures to prevent falls

  • Health and safety at work information for employees to manage risk and compliance

  • Tools and equipment used in lintel beam construction, e.g. cement mixer, rotary hammer drill, angle grinder

  • Lay concrete lintel blocks per blockwork wall construction details, e.g. concrete block wall construction methods

  • Handling and fitment of steel reinforcement for a reinforced concrete lintel in a block work wall

  • Temporary propping of lintel in construction, e.g. formwork props until concrete strength per concrete blockwork specification is attained

  • Dismantle propping, e.g. formwork props from the underside of concrete block lintel

  • Personal decontamination procedures to be implemented where exposure to silica has taken place, e.g. correct method for removing PPE

  • Working at height on modular scaffolding, brickies scaffolding and bricklaying trestles when undertaking lintel construction

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

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with lintel beam construction

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. personal protective equipment safety gloves, construction hat, protective clothing and equipment

  • WHS training for workers, e.g. health and safety training for lintel 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, 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 lintel construction

Blockwork SWMS

Blockwork Lintel

Lintel construction work method statement shall assess the risk of construction high-risk activities for installing a lintel in a block wall.

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 lintel construction hazards