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Tiling Safe Work Method Statement

Safe Work Method Statement Tiling

Tiling safe method statement assesses the risk following the hazard identification process for tiling a floor and implementing risk controls to manage risks.

  • Method statement for floor tiling works requires control measures to be implemented per the risk controls hierarchy for laying floor tiles connected with tiling works

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Safe Work Procedure Floor Framing.png
Safe Work Procedure Floor Framing.png
Safe Work Procedure Floor Framing.png

Tiling Example SWMS

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SWMS Tiling

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive hazard analysis for laying floor tiles, e.g. how to lay floor tiles 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 how to lay tiles on the floor

  • 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 tiles on floor, e.g. minimise risks through the planning process

  • WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication

  • Workplace environmental hazards, e.g. confined space and working at heights

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

  • Implementation of controls for tiling floors, e.g. isolation of hazards and services in hazardous areas

  • Safety information for employees to control risks

  • Method to minimise risk when measuring to mark tile materials to be cut

  • Equipment needed for tiling, e.g. power drill, mixer

  • Cutting tools to cut floor tiles, e.g. tile saw, angle grinder

  • Floor preparation for tiling, e.g. tiling on concrete floors, requires that bumps and high spots are removed

  • Method to minimise risk when setting out tiling works

  • Method of setting out floor tiles per tiling designs identified in a tiling plan

  • Mix tiling adhesive, refer to chemical safety data sheet for specific chemical hazards and control measures

  • Lay floor tiles per tiling layout plan, e.g. floor tiling methods

  • Grouting of tiles is the mixing of tile grout per chemical safety data sheets and how to grout floor tile

  • Personal decontamination procedures to be implemented where exposure to silicahas taken place, e.g. correct method for removing PPE

  • Hazardous chemicals used in connection with tiling a floor, e.g. tile adhesive, tile grout

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with tiling a floor

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. eye protection wear, chemical gloves, respirator

  • WHS training for workers, e.g. health and safety training for tiling a floor

  • 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 work code of practice and floor tiling standards

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

  • Tiling tasks and activities in connection with tiling a floor

Tiling SWMS

How to Lay Floor Tiles

Tiling SWMS shall assess the risk of construction high-risk activities for tiling a floor.

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

  • Plant and equipment used in the work task

  • Use of hand and power tools

  • Exposure to hazardous chemical, e.g. tile adhesive

  • Other hazards  with tiling a floor

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