How to Core Fill Concrete Blocks

Filling Concrete Block Cores

Block masonry work method statement assesses the risk following the hazard identification process for filling concrete block cores and the subsequent implementation of risk controls to manage risks.

  • Method statement for block work requires control measures to be implemented per the risk controls hierarchy for core filling concrete blocks with block fill concrete mix.

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Core Filling Concrete Blocks Work Method Statement

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive hazard analysis for core filling concrete blocks, e.g. how to core fill concrete blocks with control measures developed for identified hazards per the hierarchy of hazard controls.

  • Assess and review health and safety practices in the workplace to control risk

  • WHS consultation for the identification of hazards with core filling concrete blocks

  • Risk assessment to identify health and safety hazards in the workplace having the potential to cause death and serious injury

  • Health and safety planning for how to fill 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 line

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

  • Implementation of controls for filling concrete blocks, e.g. isolation of hazards and services in hazardous areas

  • Health and safety at work information and instructions for workers to manage risks

  • Plant and equipment used to fill concrete block cores, e.g. concrete boom pump, tower concrete pump

  • Clean out concrete block wall and fit closure blocks to cleanout blocks per concrete block wall construction details

  • Erect formwork to face of cleanout blocks to retain block fill concrete mix when filling concrete block cells

  • Concrete pump hazards when pumping concrete to fill concrete blocks requiring an exclusion zone

  • Concrete pump operation for filling concrete block cores per concrete pumping code of practice and concrete pumping guidelines

  • Concrete formwork blowouts due to formwork system failure, e.g. concrete formwork pegs failed

  • 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

  • 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 core filling concrete blocks

  • Hazardous chemicals used in connection with filling concrete block cores, e.g. Portland cement

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with core filling concrete blocks

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. construction safety glasses, safety works gloves, construction helmet

  • WHS training for workers, e.g. health and safety training for core filling 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 Australian Standards masonry walls

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

  • Blockwork tasks and activities in connection with filling concrete block cores

Blockwork SWMS

Core Fill Concrete Blocks

Filling concrete block cores SWMS shall assess the risk of construction high-risk activities for core filling concrete blocks.

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

  • Concrete pump for pumping block fill concrete mix

  • Exposure to hazardous chemical, e.g. Portland cement

  • Other hazards with core filling concrete blocks