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Loading Bricks Safe Work Procedure

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Loading Bricks SWMS Example

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How to Stack Bricks

Bricklayers safe work method statement assesses the risk following the hazard identification process for loading bricks and the subsequent implementation of risk controls to manage risk.

  • Method statement for masonry works requires control measures to be implemented per the risk controls hierarchy for loading bricks connected with building a brick wall

Loading Bricks

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive hazard analysis for loading bricks, e.g. how to load out bricks with 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 loading out bricks

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

  • Health and safety planning for loading out 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

  • Tripping hazards in the workplaceresulting in injuries caused by slips, trips and falls

  • Implementation of controls for loading bricks, e.g. manual handling safety procedures, team lifting

  • Safety information for employees to control risks

  • Crane safety for operating crane when lifting brick wall materials identifies potential crane lifting hazards, e.g. ground bearing pressure, exclusion zone for lifting operations, lifting operation hazards

  • 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. distance from power lines for cranes

  • Persons operating a crane are to undertake safe working load calculations per crane load chart against the crane's rated lifting capacity

  • Lifting slings and chains and brick lifting cage used to lift brick wall materials shall be selected and inspected by a dogger per lifting equipment inspection requirements

  • Safe operating procedures for operating a pallet jack to relocate bricks on a pallet

  • Loading bricks to a working platform, e.g. scaffolding requires the implementation of safety procedures and instructions for when workers are lifting bricks

  • Working at height on modular scaffolding, brickies scaffolding and bricklaying scaffolding when loading bricks on scaffold

  • Hazardous chemicals used in the loading out of bricks to a scaffold

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with lifting bricks on to a working platform

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. construction safety helmet, protective footwear, personal protective gloves

  • WHS training for workers, e.g. health and safety training for loading out bricks on scaffold

  • Workplace housekeeping incorporating material handling and storage safety

  • Legislative and regulatory requirements for compliance with WHS legislation, e.g. heavy lifting at work regulations, manual handling code of practice and brick standards

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

  • Brickwork tasks and activities in connection with loading bricks

Bricklaying SWMS

Bricklaying and Manual Handling

Bricklaying SWMS shall assess the risk of construction high-risk activities for loading bricks to a working platform.

High-risk work activities that may expose workers to WHS hazards are likely to include but not be limited to:

  • Working near overhead power lines, e.g. hazards from electricity

  • Hazards in lifting operations when lifting brick wall materials with a crane

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

  • Bricklaying and manual handling

  • Other hazards with loading out bricks

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