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How to Set Out Brickwork

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Setting Out Brickwork SWMS Example

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Bricklaying Set Up Method Statement

The setting out brickwork method statement assesses the risk following identifying hazards connected with setting out brickwork and the subsequent implementation of risk control measures to manage risk.

  • Method statement for setting out brickwork requires control measures to be implemented per the risk controls hierarchy for bricklaying setting out connected with brickwork construction

Bricklaying Setting Out

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive hazard analysis for setting out brickwork, e.g. how to set out brickwork and developed risk control measures per the hierarchy of controls for identified hazards.

  • 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 setting out brickwork

  • 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 set out brickwork, 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, work at height

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

  • Implementation of controls for setting out brickwork, e.g. isolation of hazards and services in hazardous areas

  • Safety information for employees to control risks

  • Method to minimise risk when setting out brick walls

  • Method of setting out per brick wall construction details identified in a set-out plan

  • Hazard controls for exposure to a respirable dust namely chalk dust to eliminate the risk of exposure

  • Working at height on modular scaffolding, brickies scaffolding and bricklaying trestles when setting out brickwork

  • Hazardous chemicals used in connection with setting out brickwork, e.g. line marking chalk

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with setting out brickwork

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. personal protective equipment gloves, respiratory protective equipment, protective clothing

  • WHS training for workers, e.g. health and safety training for setting out brickwork

  • Workplace housekeeping incorporating material handling and storage safety

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

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

  • Brickwork tasks and activities in connection with setting out brickwork

Bricklaying SWMS

Setting Out Brickwork

Setting out brickwork SWMS shall assess the risk of construction high-risk activities for setting out brickwork.

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

  • Working in a confined space

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

  • Exposure to hazardous chemical, e.g. line marking chalk

  • Other hazards with setting out brickwork

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