Method Statement for Mixing Mortar

Bricklaying Mortar Method Statement

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

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Brick Mortar SWMS Example

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How to Make Brick Mortar

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

Mortar for Laying Bricks
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Safe Work Method Statement Bricklaying
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