Walk-through Method Statement for Carpentry.
This Method Statement for Carpentry is free for users to use as a template, the document is generic but can be tailored to suit any works.
You can find the preloaded templates here Preloaded Method Statement Template’s
The 1st & 2nd fix Method Statement for Carpentry is designed around a typical two story house.
It should be noted that carpenters are at high risk from falls from height. With 66% of construction deaths in 2016 caused by falling proper controls should be put in place, thus the need for proper scaffold and bean bags in the method statement for roof
The steps outlined in the preloaded method statement are as below.
- Before any work commences all people involved in the project will have completed a MAIN CONTRACTOR site induction.
- A toolbox talk which covers this method statement will also be held and all involved will sign and agree to the working methods
- Scaffold will be erected externally and internally by client for fall arrest protection.
- Air tightness membrane will be laid on walls under joists to block drafts from cavities, joists will be placed on walls, and spaced out evenly.
- Joists will be bridged in place to stabilise joists, straps will be nailed onto tops of joists tying into cavity.
- Once joists have been put in place and secured, then temporary sheeting must be placed on joists so as for block-layers to continue first floor.
- Sheets will be lifted up with loadall and placed in place one at a time working inwards from outside.
- Using scaffold fit wallplates to allow for fitting of trusses.
- Bean bags will be placed on top of first floor for fall protection while laying out and standing roof trusses.
- Roof trusses will be lifted onto wallplates with loadall, trusses will be braced once in place, once roof structure complete, lathing and felting will begin
- Lead chimney after lathing and felting complete, once completed roof tiles will be stacked on roof.
- Tiles will be lifted up in place with loadall, once roof is stacked out then tiles can be hung in place, once tiling finished ridges will be fitted.
- Once roof complete flooring will be laid on first floor and first fix studwork will be done then.
- Second fixing hang all internal doors, fit skirting and architraves, skirtings and architraves cut with chop saw, fit stairs and handrails and spindles.
The hazards associated with the works area
Falls From Height, Falling Objects, Slips trips & falls, Dust, Manual Handling, Working in or around Machinery, Working with Cement, Nips & Cuts to Hands, Handtools: Hammer, Knives Etc, Use of Chain, Slings etc., Abrasive Wheels, Nail Gun, Generator, Power Tools, Kango, Circular Saw, Extension Leads, SDS Drill, Jigsaw, Battery Drill/Screwdriver
The Method Statement will have to be altered to suit the working environment and other hazards will have to be taken into consideration. By loading the template in to the Methods Statement engine and editing it this can be completed easily enough.
The template Method Statement for Roofwork is below.