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Brick Work Safe Work Method Statement

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Brick Work Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement for using brick work! Our SWMS is designed to help you navigate the risks associated with using brick work and provide a comprehensive solution to ensure the safety of all workers involved in the project. Here are some of the key features of our SWMS:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS is pre-filled with all the necessary details to help you get started quickly. It covers all aspects of using brick work, including risk assessment, PPE requirements, training, and legislative references.
  • Fully editable and customisable: Our SWMS is provided in Microsoft Word format, which makes it easy for you to edit and customise it to suit the specific needs of your project. You can add or remove sections as needed and tailor it to the requirements of your particular site.
  • Includes the scope of the project and project details: Our SWMS includes a detailed scope of the project and all necessary project details. This ensures that all workers have a clear understanding of what is required of them and what the project entails.
  • Includes checklist of any high-risk machinery on site: We understand that high-risk machinery can pose a significant hazard on site. Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery that may be present on site, so you can take appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of all workers.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Training is essential to ensure that workers understand the risks associated with using brick work and how to mitigate them. Our SWMS includes space for recording any staff training to ensure that everyone is properly trained and aware of the risks.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings to help you measure the effectiveness of your risk management strategy. This allows you to make adjustments as needed to further improve safety on site.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: Our SWMS includes all necessary legislative references to ensure compliance with local regulations. We provide resources to help you navigate these regulations and stay up to date with any changes.
  • Includes all PPE required: PPE is essential for the safety of workers on site. Our SWMS includes a list of all necessary PPE required for using brick work, so you can ensure that everyone has the equipment they need to stay safe.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Our SWMS includes a detailed risk assessment and risk assessment matrix to help you identify potential hazards and determine appropriate risk management strategies.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all necessary requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS. This ensures that you have a comprehensive solution that covers all aspects of using brick work.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: Our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons to ensure that everyone has read and understands the SWMS. This ensures that everyone is on the same page when it comes to safety on site.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: Our SWMS is designed to be easy to use and easy to customise. We provide clear instructions and guidance to help you get started quickly.
  • Suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work. It provides a comprehensive solution to ensure the safety of workers on site.
  • Instantly delivered download: Our SWMS is available for instant download, so you can get started quickly and easily.

Overall, our Safe Work Method Statement for using brick work is a comprehensive solution to ensure the safety of workers on site. It is easy to use, easy to customise, and suitable for a wide range of projects. Get started today and ensure the safety of your workers.

Here is some safety information related to brick work.

Hazards and Risks: The following are the potential hazards and risks associated with brickwork:

  1. Manual handling injuries from lifting and carrying bricks, mortar and equipment.
  2. Injuries from the use of hand tools, such as hammers, chisels, trowels and brick saws.
  3. Struck-by hazards from falling bricks, tools, and equipment.
  4. Respiratory hazards from inhaling dust and fumes from cutting and grinding.
  5. Electrical hazards from using power tools and equipment.
  6. Slips, trips, and falls from working at heights or on slippery surfaces.
  7. Burns from hot surfaces and equipment, including kilns and ovens.

Control Measures: To control the hazards and risks associated with brickwork, the following measures will be implemented:

  1. Manual handling: Workers will be trained in safe manual handling techniques, and mechanical aids will be used where possible. Workers will also wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves, to prevent injuries.
  2. Use of hand tools: Workers will use the correct tools for the job, and those tools will be regularly inspected and maintained. Workers will also be trained in the safe use of hand tools and wear appropriate PPE, such as eye protection and gloves.
  3. Struck-by hazards: Workers will be trained to avoid working under or near overhead hazards, and barriers will be erected to prevent access to areas where there is a risk of falling objects. Workers will also wear appropriate PPE, such as hard hats.
  4. Respiratory hazards: Workers will use dust masks or respirators when cutting and grinding, and all cutting and grinding will be done in well-ventilated areas.
  5. Electrical hazards: Workers will be trained in the safe use of power tools and equipment, and all tools and equipment will be regularly inspected and maintained. Workers will also wear appropriate PPE, such as insulated gloves.
  6. Slips, trips, and falls: Workers will be trained in safe work practices and wear appropriate PPE, such as slip-resistant footwear and harnesses when working at heights.
  7. Burns: Workers will be trained in the safe use of hot surfaces and equipment, and appropriate PPE, such as heat-resistant gloves, will be worn.

Emergency Procedures: In the event of an emergency, workers will follow the emergency procedures outlined in the site’s Emergency Management Plan. Workers will also be trained in first aid, and first aid equipment will be readily available on site.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey there, it’s your safety guy Gary here, and today we’re talking about Safe Work Method Statements in New South Wales. Now, before you roll your eyes and click away, I want you to understand just how important these statements are for anyone who works in the construction industry.

First things first, let’s break down what a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) actually is. It’s a written document that outlines the high-risk construction work being undertaken, and the steps that will be taken to ensure the work is carried out safely. In other words, it’s a roadmap to ensure that you and your team are not putting yourselves or anyone else in danger.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Gary, I’ve been in the industry for years, I know what I’m doing, I don’t need a piece of paper to tell me how to do my job.” And hey, I get it, you’re a pro. But here’s the thing, accidents happen. And when they do, you need to be able to prove that you’ve taken every possible step to ensure the safety of yourself and your team.

That’s where the SWMS comes in. It’s not just a piece of paper, it’s a legal requirement under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulation 2017 in New South Wales. That means if you’re caught without one, you’re looking at some serious fines and legal repercussions.

But let’s look past the legal requirements for a moment and focus on the practical benefits of having a SWMS. For starters, it forces you to think about the risks involved in the work you’re undertaking. This means you can identify any potential hazards and take steps to mitigate them before anyone gets hurt.

It also ensures that everyone on your team is on the same page when it comes to safety. By having a clear and concise plan in place, you can make sure that everyone knows what they need to do to keep themselves and their colleagues safe.

But creating a SWMS isn’t just about ticking a box and getting on with the job. You need to make sure that the document you produce is tailored to the specific work you’re undertaking. That means taking into account things like the location of the work, the materials being used, and the equipment required.

It’s also important to remember that a SWMS isn’t a one-time thing. It needs to be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that it remains relevant and effective. If you’re taking on a new job or working in a different location, you’ll need to create a new SWMS that takes into account any new risks or hazards.

So, what should you include in your SWMS? The first thing you need to do is identify the high-risk construction work that you’ll be undertaking. This could include things like working at heights, using power tools, or handling hazardous substances.

Once you’ve identified the high-risk work, you need to think about the hazards that are associated with each task. This could include things like falling from height, electrocution, or chemical exposure.

Next, you need to think about the control measures you’ll put in place to mitigate these risks. This could include things like using harnesses when working at heights, wearing protective equipment like gloves and masks, or ensuring that only trained personnel are allowed to handle hazardous substances.

It’s also important to include emergency procedures in your SWMS. This means outlining what to do in the event of an accident or emergency. This could include things like first aid procedures, evacuation plans, and emergency contact details.

Finally, you need to make sure that everyone who will be working on the job is aware of the SWMS and understands their role in keeping themselves and their colleagues safe. This means providing training and making sure that everyone has a copy of the document.

Now, let’s talk about some common mistakes that people make when it comes to SWMS. One of the biggest mistakes is treating it like a formality rather than a serious safety measure. Don’t just copy and paste a generic SWMS from the internet, take the time to create one that’s tailored to your specific job and hazards.

Another mistake is not updating the SWMS as the job progresses. As you encounter new hazards or risks, you need to make sure that your SWMS is updated to reflect those changes.

And finally, don’t just file the SWMS away and forget about it. Make sure that it’s easily accessible to everyone on the job, and that everyone has read and understands it.

Now, let’s talk about some resources that are available to you when it comes to SWMS. The SafeWork NSW website has a wealth of information and resources to help you create an effective SWMS. They also have templates that you can use as a starting point.

It’s also a good idea to talk to other people in the industry and see how they approach SWMS. You can learn a lot from others’ experiences, and it may give you some ideas on how to improve your own SWMS.

In conclusion, SWMS is not just a piece of paper, it’s a crucial safety measure that can help prevent accidents and save lives. Take the time to create a thorough and effective SWMS that’s tailored to your specific job and hazards, and make sure that everyone on the job understands their role in keeping themselves and their colleagues safe. Don’t treat it like a formality, treat it with the seriousness it deserves. Stay safe out there!

Cheers,

Brick Work Safe Work Method Statement

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