Example Method Statement for Brick and Block laying

This is an example of what should be included in a Method Statement for bricklaying Part 2

Work Objective:
To Complete Bricklaying work to the required line, level and elevations as per Architect & Design Drawings.

Reducing Risks:
1. Use of Mechanical means where possible.
2. Use and continual use of PPE.
3. Good house keeping practices.
4. Continual inspection of plant and tools.

Health, Safety and Environmental Risk Assessments that must be included:
– Manual Handling
– Use of Cement Mixer
– Dermatitis and Burns from Cement
-Abrasive Wheels CO001- COSHH Assessment Cement
– COSHH Assessment Silica Dust

Related Assessments:

-Supervision: (who will supervise the works)
-Training: What training do the staff have?
-Labour:  How many staff will be on site.

Plant / Equipment:
Hand Tools
Wheel Barrows
Cement Mixer
110V Grinder
Mechanical Block Cutter/splitter
All Terrain Forklift ( If Required)
Telescopic (telehandler) vehicle(If Required)
Electric Hoist (Genie)If Required
Trestles and boards
Laser Level if Required

Work Method:

1. All drawings will be studied and understood before works commence.
2. Lines and levels to be set out by competent person. (Datum’s marked where possible)
3. Materials will be stacked as close as possible to the working area.
4. Brick and block work, wall ties, damp proof membranes, cavity details will be in accordance with Architectural and/or engineers drawings.
5. Bricks, Blocks and Mortar will be supplied to the Bricklayers by experienced workers (hod carriers) the materials will be positioned in a manner to reduce the manual handling requirements.
6. Mortar will be used in accordance with the design specification.
7. Mortar will be mixed on site and measured to ensure consistency.
8. Trestles and boards will be used where required for as short a term as possible, these will be checked before, during and after use.
9. A telescopic forklift (If Available or required) vehicle will be used to transport and place materials onto loading platforms. (These will be constructed by others and will be trained scaffolders)
10. Line and level will be continually checked during works.
11. All surplus/broken materials will be removed from the working areas to ensure continual housekeeping as part of our safe systems of work.

The Supervisor will have a mobile phone available to summon assistance.

Method statements will be the subject of a toolbox talks given to all personnel involved with the work activity.

Welfare and First Aid:
Main Contractor site cabins with wc and washing facilities, with Main Contractor first aid box/first aiders

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Method statement for bricklaying and blockwork
Risk Assessment for bricklaying and blockwork
Risk Assessment for Working With Cement Mixers
Risk Assessment for Manual Handling
Risk Assessment for Work at Height
Risk Assessment for Abrasive Wheels (cutting & grinding)

Risk Assessment for slips, trips and falls
COSHH Assessment for Ready Mix Cement
COSHH Assessment for Silica Sand
COSHH Assessment for Cement OPC (Ordinary Portland Cement)
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