Method Statement for Plastering

Plaster work requirements will vary with site and contract conditions, this example method statement is generic and the work steps and procedures are basic.

Plastering Works Method Statement

The work area will be cleared of any items or obstacles to avoid trip hazards;

The work area will then be covered with dust protection sheets to protect the flooring.

The waste material collected from the dust sheets will be doubled bagged for removal from the site at the end of each day.

All works carried out at a height will be completed with trestles and stilts, plasterer’s stilts to be worn by experienced persons only.

PVA type bonding agent will used in accordance with the manufactures guidelines where required.

All Gypsum based plaster will be mixed in controlled conditions, the operative will wear the appropriate PPE goggles and gloves. The plaster will be mixed using mixing attachment fixed to a 110V power drill powered by a 240V to 110 V transformer with RCD fitted.

The mixed plaster will be applied to the surface by hand by a trained competent person, using standard plastering tools.

The thickness of the coat applied will be in accordance with the manufactures guidelines, BS and codes of practice.

The plaster will be allowed to dry between coats. The Plaster shall be left to cure in accordance with the manufacturer’s product guidelines.

The first coat (Scratch Coat) to be applied with a trowel to thickness of


Plaster surface should to be scratched after a period of approx. 1 hour to allow work to “Firm

up”. Scratching to be carried out diagonally in both directions to provide key for the second coat.

Coat 2 (Float Coat) Is only applied approximately a week after the first coat to allow the first coat to dry, plaster should be applied with a laying-on trowel to a thickness of 8 -12mm.

Plaster screeds rods or timber battens to be used to ensure uniform and level surfaces.

Float coat to be consolidated by scouring after initial setting of plaster. Checks for shrinkage to be carried out for first 2 days and any cracks to be lightly dampened, scoured and re-keyed. The Second coat should be allowed to dry for 4-5 days before the third coat is applied.

Coat 3 (Finishing Coat)

Once the second coat has set the finishing coat can be applied with a laying-on trowel to a thickness of 2-3mm.

Any spills are to be cleaned up immediately.


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