Carpentry Framing SWMS

Framing for a Wall

The carpentry framing SWMS assesses the risk following the hazard identification process for framing construction and the subsequent implementation of risk controls to manage risks.

  • Safe work method statement for wall framing requires control measures be implemented per the hierarchy of risk control when undertaking timber wall frame construction.

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Carpentry Framing Safe Work Method Statement

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive hazard analysis for timber wall framing, e.g. how to build a stud wall with control measures developed for identified hazards per the hierarchy of risk 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 wall framing

  • 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 build a stud 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 hazards likely to result in slips trips and falls injuries

  • Implementation of controls for wall framing construction, e.g. isolation of hazards and services in hazardous areas for lifting operation safety

  • Health and safety at work information and instructions for workers to manage risks

  • Method to minimise risk when measuring to mark timber wall framing materials to be cut

  • Tools and equipment used in the stud wall construction of timber framing

  • Cutting tools to cut timber framing materials, e.g. circular saw, drop saw and the like

  • Construction setting out for timber wall framing

  • 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 used to lift prefab wall framing shall be selected and inspected by a dogger per lifting equipment inspection requirements

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

  • Erect wall framing per timber wall framing construction details, e.g. timber wall frame construction methods

  • Secure prefab wall framing and timber framing components per timber stud wall construction details and timber wall frame design, e.g. fixing timber frame to brick

  • Wall bracing requirements per building code bracing requirements, e.g. speed bracing

  • Construction work plan for framing construction shall specify the required fixings and anchors per timber framing code

  • Hazard controls for drilling materials to anchor stud wall to concrete floor, masonry materials may result in silica dust exposure

  • Working at height on ladders, scaffolding and elevated work platform when undertaking wall framing construction

  • Hazardous chemicals used in connection with timber wall framing, e.g. chemical anchors

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with framing carpentry

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. PPE goggles, PPE gloves, PPE working at height

  • Health and safety training for workers, e.g. health and safety training for framing carpentry

  • Workplace housekeeping incorporating material handling and storage safety

  • Legislative and regulatory requirements for compliance with WHS legislation, e.g. health and safety regulations, timber framing code and timber framing standards

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

  • Carpentry tasks and activities in connection with wall framing construction

Carpentry SWMS

Framing Carpentry SWMS

Carpentry framing SWMS shall assess the risk of construction high-risk activities for wall framing 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

  • Fit, position and secure timber wall framing

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

  • Use of hand and power tools

  • Other timber wall framing hazards