Walk-through Method Statement for Blockwork of a domestic dwelling.
This Method Statement for Block and Brick Work if free for users to use, 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 Method Statement for Blockwork is designed around a typical single story house.
Its a pretty simple document, however that it should be noted that block and brick layers are at high risk from falls from height. With 6 out of the 9 deaths construction deaths in 2016 caused by falling this should not be taken likely, thus the need for fall protection on the Method statement template.
Manual Handling is another hazards for block layers and while the immediate results of wear and tear on the back are not seen with brick layers on site, one does not see many of them over 50 years of age on site.
“The workman’s back is not a crane lads”
- 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
- Blocks will be on site delivered by truck
- Cement mixer will be setup on a firm level base by the sand, General operative to mix cement with mixer.
- Muck boards to be setup and rising walls to be built on foundation up to floor level
- Floors to be trunked and installed by others
- Blocks to be set out by general operative
- Corners to be built up and blocks to be laid, insulation installed as walls rise
- When work gets above 1.2m testles will be setup installed with handrails by General Operative
- Main contractor to install scaffold around outside to prevent falls forward over wall
- Walls to be built up to wall plate level, lentils and cills installed
- Main contractor to scaffold gable ends and provide excavator/telehandler to bring up blocks
- Carpenter to mark height of ridge with a string line
- Blocks to be laid on gable
- MAIN CONTRACTOR contact to be notified on completion of works
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, Generator, Extension Leads and Use of a Cement Mixer. Work @ Height then includes trestles with Handrails & Scaffolding
However if the works fall outside the project that was visualised then the Method Statement will have to be altered to suit. This can be completed easily enough by loading the template in to the Methods Statement engine and editing it from there.
Of course another thing that should be considered would be Manual Handling. Especially what kind of window cills are being put into place, where will they be dropped off and how will the crew get them into place.
The template Method Statement for Block work is below.