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Method Statement for Mixing Mortar

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How to Make Brick Mortar

Laying bricks mortar method statement assesses the risk following the hazard identification process for laying bricks with mortar and implementing risk controls to manage risks.

  • Method statement bricklaying requires control measures to be implemented per the risk controls hierarchy for mortar for laying bricks

Bricklaying Mortar Method Statement

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive hazard analysis for mixing brick mortar, e.g. how to make brick mortar with risk 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 make brick mortar

  • Risk assessment to identify hazards in the workplace that may potentially pose an immediate threat of death or serious injury

  • Health and safety planning for how to make brick mortar for laying bricks, 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, electrical hazards

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

  • Implementation of controls for mixing brick mortar, e.g. isolation of hazards, RCD protection, personal protective equipment

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

  • Tools and equipment used in the mixing of cement mortar and transfer to masonry mortar boards, e.g. bricklaying mixer, hand tools

  • Inspect bricklaying mixer and implement control measures for minimising manual handling risk

  • Brick mortar ratio per brick wall construction specification using masonry mortar ingredients

  • Transfer brick mortar mix to wheelbarrow and transfer it to the required position where the brick mortar is transferred to masonry mortar boards

  • 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 scaffolding when placing brick mortar on masonry mortar boards

  • Hazardous chemicals used in connection with mixing mortar for brick work, e.g. Portland cement, de-hydrated lime, plasticizer

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with mixing cement mortar for brick work and loading it to masonry mortar boards

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. construction safety glasses, respiratory protective equipment, construction hard hat

  • WHS training for workers, e.g. health and safety training for mixing brick mortar

  • Workplace housekeeping incorporating material handling and storage safety

  • Legislative and regulatory requirements for compliance with WHS legislation, e.g. WHS regulations, code of practice construction work of practice and brick standards

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

  • Brickwork tasks and activities in connection with mixing brick mortar

SWMS Bricklaying

Laying Bricks Mortar

Bricklaying SWMS shall assess the risk of construction high-risk activities for mixing and loading brick mortar mix.

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, e.g. bricklayer mixer

  • Work at height, e.g. fall from heights

  • Manual handling tasks of transferring the brick mortar mix

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

  • Other hazards with mixing and loading brick mortar mix to mortar boards

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