Bricklaying Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)


People often ask, "Can I have a Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) for Brick Work?" "A document that covers everything?"  The answer is not really. Well, you could create a document that covers most areas of brick and block work, but it would be hundreds of pages long and would contain more items that did not apply to your project, than items that did. 

A Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) needs to document step by step how you are going to do a particular job. Not all jobs are the same! Are you going to install bricks to a single story or a 2-story house. Brick or blocks? Are you going to cut your bricks with an angle grinder or a petrol-powered brick saw?

The steps in undertaking each of these tasks are very different. Not only are the steps different, but the potential hazards and the hazard control measures are very different as well.

The JSEAsy Safety Software builds your site-specific SWMS for your electrical job by adding templates of the steps you are going to take, in the order in which you are going to take them.

 

SWMS Templates
Creating a site-specific SWMS is easy using the JSEAsy safety software. Once created you can print a report generated from the JSEAsy Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) software.

Download an example of a Full Report

Download an example of a Simplified Report

The JSEAsy software comes preloaded with hundreds of templates (job steps) to build your site-specific SWMS. 

All versions of the software also include Safe Operating Procedures (SOP).

The JSEAsy Premium software is your total WHS management system.

The JSEAsy Safety Software comes preloaded with hundreds of templates (job steps).

Below is an example of templates you may insert into your site-specific SWMS for bricklaying to a new residence
  1. Site Orientation/ Induction
  2. Claim work area
  3. Deliver materials and tools to site and unload manually
  4. Carry bricks using a mechanical brick carrier (Clamps)
  5. Distribute brick around site using a brick barrow
  6. Installation of viscourse
  7. Set up Profolds to corners
  8. Set up mortar boards
  9. Connect hose to existing water supply tap
  10. Mixing cement with a portable petrol-powered mixer
  11. Push Wheelbarrow on site
  12. Cut bricks using a petrol-powered brick saw
  13. Lay bricks
  14. Cleaning up work area
  15. Set up trestle scaffold
  16. Carry bricks using a mechanical brick carrier (Clamps)
  17. Load bricks onto scaffold by hand
  18. Bricklaying
  19. Installation of lintel by hand
  20. Wash down brick wall
  21. Wash out mixer
  22. Cleaning up work area

When you insert a template, it automatically brings with it:

  1. The main process step
  2. The sub process steps associated in undertaking the task
    1. The potential hazards associated with undertaking the task (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    2. The Risk Rating for undertaking the task (You can also change this if you want to)
    3. The Hazard Control measure (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    4. The revised risk rating after applying the control (You can also change this if you want to)
    5. Any required PPE (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    6. Any applicable licences or qualifications required (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    7. Any preoperational inspections required (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    8. Any applicable legislation or codes of practice (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)

 

Safety software with SWMS templates
When you buy or rent the JSEAsy safety software, not only to get all of the templates specifically for brick work but you also get all of the templates for all of the other trades as well. Bricklayers don't just lay bricks!

You will also benefit from many of scaffolding templates there are multiple templates under Windows and Doors that will be of use. You may benefit from many other industry and trade templates if you are doing a refit such as: Demolition, Civil Works and Excavations, Ceilings and Wall Linings, Painting, etc.

 

 

Creating a site-specific SWMS is easy using the JSEAsy safety software. Once created you can print a report generated from the JSEAsy Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) software.

Download an example of a Full Report

Download an example of a Simplified Report


See JSEAsy features and demonstrations for video demonstrations on how this works. 

View an InfoGraphic about How JSEAsy Software works    

    

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When you buy or Rent JSEAsy you have access to all of the latest version SWMS templates, for all trades and industries.
 
Download the JSEAsy latest version SWMS template register.

This is a register sorted by industry type and industry specific of all of the SWMS templates included in the latest version of the JSEAsy Safety Management Software

Bricklaying SWMS Templates Pre-Loaded and ready for use are shown below:


 

 No.

 Description

 Cost

1
Accept load to vehicle from forklift (3rd Party operator) and Loading by hand
Included in v4.5
2
Acceptance of delivery to site for materials
Included in v4.5
3
Acceptance of delivery to site for materials via Crane Truck
Included in v4.5
4
Access roof via fixed access ladder
Included in v4.5
5
Access roof via Ladder
Included in v4.5
6
Access Roof via scaffold stair access
Included in v4.5
7
Access roof via Scissor Lift
Included in v4.5
8
Access work area using a platform ladder
Included in v4.5
9
Access work area using a step ladder
Included in v4.5
10
Access work area using 'Hop-Up' trestle ladder/ work platform
Included in v4.5
11
Access work area via a mobile scaffold
Included in v4.5
12
Access work area via a scaffold/ working at heights from a scaffold
Included in v4.5
13
Acid wash surface by hand
Included in v4.5
14
Apply touch up paint
Included in v4.5
15
Arrive at domestic site with truck and establish unloading area
Included in v4.5
16
Arrive at domestic site with truck and trailer and establish unloading area
Included in v4.5
17
Bricklaying
Included in v4.5
18
Bricklaying to new project home
Included in v4.5
19
Carry blocks by hand
Included in v4.5
20
Carry bricks using a mechanical brick carrier (Clamps)
Included in v4.5
21
Carrying materials from storage area to work area
Included in v4.5
22
Charging of Li-Ion batteries for use with cordless tools
Included in v4.5
23
Claim Work Area
Included in v4.5
24
Clean up site by hand using a wheel barrow to transfer debris to bin
Included in v4.5
25
Cleaning up work area
Included in v4.5
26
Concrete Delivery and Pumping
Included in v4.5
27
Concrete filling of blockwork by bucket
Included in v4.5
28
Connect hose to existing water supply tap
Included in v4.5
29
Cut bricks using a gasoline powered brick saw
Included in v4.5
30
Cut bricks using a petrol powered brick saw
Included in v4.5
31
Cut bricks using an angle grinder
Included in v4.5
32
Cut masonry wall with a Quick Cut Diamond blade saw
Included in v4.5
33
Cut materials using an electric mitre saw
Included in v4.5
34
Cut steel using a battery powered angle grinder
Included in v4.5
35
Cut Steel using an Angle Grinder
Included in v4.5
36
Cut strapping off around pack of materials
Included in v4.5
37
Cutting material with a box cutter/ utility knife/ snap blade knife/ sharp tool
Included in v4.5
38
Drill hole into masonry surface with a battery powered rotary hammer drill
Included in v4.5
39
Drill hole into masonry surface with an electric rotary hammer drill
Included in v4.5
40
Drill hole using a Battery Powered Drill
Included in v4.5
41
Drill hole using an electric drill
Included in v4.5
42
Driving in and out of carparks and on customer premises
Included in v4.5
43
Driving in and out of carparks and on customer premises
Included in v4.5
44
Erecting, Altering and Dismantling Prefabricated Steel Modular Scaffolding
Included in v4.5
45
Erection and use of a steel tube scaffold
Included in v4.5
46
Erection and use of aluminium tube scaffold
Included in v4.5
47
Erection and use of mobile scaffold
Included in v4.5
48
Erection and Use of Mobile Scaffold (Extended Version)
Included in v4.5
49
High Risk Construction Work covered in this SWMS
Included in v4.5
50
Inform facilities / operations and security personnel of work location(s)
Included in v4.5
51
Inspect and drive passenger/ light commercial vehicle
Included in v4.5
52
Inspect and drive passenger/ light commercial vehicle on or off site
Included in v4.5
53
Inspection and use of electric high pressure water sprayer
Included in v4.5
54
Inspection and use of gasoline powered blower/ vacuum
Included in v4.5
55
Inspection and use of gasoline powered high pressure water sprayer
Included in v4.5
56
Inspection and use of Generator
Included in v4.5
57
Inspection and use of petrol powered blower/ vacuum
Included in v4.5
58
Inspection and use of petrol powered high pressure water sprayer
Included in v4.5
59
Install Acro prop
Included in v4.5
60
Install screws using a Battery Powered Drill
Included in v4.5
61
Install screws using a tek gun
Included in v4.5
62
Installation of cantilevered K-Stage Modular Steel Scaffold
Included in v4.5
63
Installation of K-Stage Modular Steel Scaffold
Included in v4.5
64
Installation of lintel by hand
Included in v4.5
65
Installation of viscourse
Included in v4.5
66
Listening to music while working
Included in v4.5
67
Load bricks onto scaffold by hand
Included in v4.5
68
Loading Materials onto roof using an EWP
Included in v4.5
69
Loading materials onto truck using a crane and by hand
Included in v4.5
70
Marking Out Slab or Ground
Included in v4.5
71
Mixing cement with a portable petrol powered mixer
Included in v4.5
72
Mixing cement/ mortar with a portable gasoline powered mixer
Included in v4.5
73
Mixing cement/ mortar with a portable petrol powered mixer
Included in v4.5
74
Mixing concrete with a portable mixer
Included in v4.5
75
Monitoring and review of JHA
Included in v4.5
76
Monitoring and Review of SWMS
Included in v4.5
77
Move materials using a trolley (sack Truck)
Included in v4.5
78
Moving materials around on a trolley
Included in v4.5
79
Push Wheel Barrow on site
Included in v4.5
80
Refuelling of machinery
Included in v4.5
81
Repeat the above process steps until completion of task
Included in v4.5
82
Safety Check And Use Of Boom Lift (extended version)
Included in v4.5
83
Safety Check And Use Of Scissor Lift (Extended version)
Included in v4.5
84
Safety inspection and use of Forklift
Included in v4.5
85
Set up mortar boards
Included in v4.5
86
Set up Profolds to corners
Included in v4.5
87
Site orientation of domestic residence
Included in v4.5
88
Site Orientation/ Induction
Included in v4.5
89
Sweeping Floor or ground
Included in v4.5
90
Undertake Clients general all sites induction
Included in v4.5
91
Unloading of shipping container with forklift and by hand
Included in v4.5
92
Using an Angle Grinder
Included in v4.5
93
Using an Existing roof anchorpoint system
Included in v4.5
94
Vacuum
Included in v4.5
95
Wash down brick wall
Included in v4.5
96
Welding with a portable Electric Welder
Included in v4.5
97
Working at height from a boom lift
Included in v4.5
98
Working at height from a scissor lift
Included in v4.5
99
Working at heights - Generally
Included in v4.5
100
Working in an area with the risk of Coronavirus, Covid-19, Influenza or similar
Included in v4.5
101
Working in Cold Conditions
Included in v4.5
102
Working in High Wind Conditions
Included in v4.5
103
Working in hot conditions
Included in v4.5
104
Working in isolation
Included in v4.5
105
Working in the rain
Included in v4.5
106
Working where there is movement of powered mobile plant
Included in v4.5
107
Write up incident report
Included in v4.5