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Brick Lintel Safe Work Method Statement

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Brickwork Lintel Method Statement

Bricklayers safe work method statement assesses the risk following the hazard identification process for brick lintel installation and the subsequent implementation of risk controls to manage risks.

  • Bricklaying method statement requires control measures to be implemented per the risk controls hierarchy for installing a steel lintel in a brick wall

How to Install a Lintel in a Brick Wall

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive hazard analysis for lintel installation, e.g. how to install a lintel in a brick 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 lintels for brickwork

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

  • Health and safety planning for how to install a 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 brickwork lintel construction, e.g. cement mixer, rotary hammer drill, angle grinder

  • Install lintel for brick opening, e.g. brick lintel per brick lintel detail for lintel construction

  • Temporary propping of brick lintel, e.g. formwork props per brickwork construction methods

  • Dismantle propping, e.g. formwork props from the underside of brick wall lintel

  • Working at height on scaffolding, brickies scaffolding and bricklayer scaffolding when installing a steel lintel in a brick wall

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

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with lintel construction

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. construction gloves, hard hat for construction work, protective equipment PPE

  • 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, code of practice construction work and brick standards

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

  • Brickwork tasks and activities in connection with brick wall construction

Bricklaying SWMS

How to Install a Lintel

Lintel construction work method statement shall assess the risk of construction high-risk activities for installing a steel lintel in a brick 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

  • Hazards in lifting operations when lifting steel lintels for brickwork

  • Other hazards with installing a steel lintel in a brick wall

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