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.
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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
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