SWMS Bricklaying

Bricklaying SWMS Example

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SWMS for Bricklaying

Safe work method statement bricklaying assesses the risk following the hazard identification process for laying bricks and the subsequent implementation of risk control measures to manage risk.

  • Safe work method statement for bricklaying requires control measures to be implemented per the risk controls hierarchy for laying bricks connected with brickwork construction.

Safe Work Method Statement Bricklaying

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive hazard analysis for brick wall construction, e.g. how to lay bricks with control measures developed for identified hazards per the hierarchy of controls.

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

  • WHS consultation with employees on health and safety matters to identify potential hazards with how to build a block wall

  • Risk assessment to identify hazard and risk in the workplace that could result in death or serious injury

  • Health and safety planning for how to lay bricks for a 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 lines

  • Workplace trip hazardslikely to result in slips trips and falls injuries

  • Implementation of controls for brick wall construction, e.g. isolation of hazards, working at height scaffolding

  • Safety information for employees to manage risks

  • Method to minimise risk when measuring to mark bricks to be cut

  • Tools and equipment used in brick wall construction, e.g. cement mixer, rotary hammer drill

  • Cutting tools to cut bricks, e.g. brick saw, angle grinder

  • 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

  • Lay bricks per brick wall construction details, e.g. brick laying methods

  • Construction work plan for brickwork construction shall specify the brick wall construction procedure

  • Handling and fitment of reinforcing wire, wall ties and damp proof course in brick wall construction

  • 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 undertaking brick work construction

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

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with brick masonry wall construction

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. eye protection wear, respiratory protective equipment, protective clothing

  • WHS training for workers, e.g. health and safety training for laying bricks

  • Workplace housekeeping incorporating material handling and storage safety

  • Legislative and regulatory requirements for compliance with WHS legislation, e.g. health and safety at work regulations, block laying code of practice and OHS compliance codes

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

  • Blockwork tasks and activities in connection with brick wall construction

Bricklaying SWMS

Bricklayers Safe Work Method Statement

Bricklaying SWMS shall assess the risk of construction high-risk activities for brick wall construction.

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 bricklaying hazards