Example Ltd - Phoenix Health and Safety

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Risk Assessment Record
Activity
Reference No.
Brick/Block Laying
GRA34
Assessment Carried out by
Date
Review Date
Hazards Present
 Manual/repetitive handling of bricks/blocks
 Crushed/cut fingers
 Failure/collapse of walls under construction
 Dermatitis from contact with mortar
 Entanglement with moving parts of concrete mixer
 Inhalation of silica dust
 Slips/trips/falls
Control Measures to be Implemented
 All staff to be trained in manual handling techniques
 All staff to be informed of the health hazards (Silicosis and Dermatitis) associated with inhaling brick dust and from
contact with mortar
 All staff to be instructed on the safe systems of work
 Ensure large heavy blocks are not specified
 Ensure PPE is made available and used by all operatives
 Ensure appropriate welfare and hygiene facilities are made available
 Ensure adequate supervision is provided and that control measures remain valid for the duration of the work
 Ensure the workplace is kept clean and tidy with walkways unobstructed
 Utilise mechanical handling to move large and heavy loads
 Buyers to purchase small (25kg) bags of cement
 Purchase blocks within built hand holds
 Ensure concrete mixers and other plant are regularly checked and inspected
Risk assessments and method statements are issued to all workers involved in the activity. This generic assessment
must be supplemented by a site specific risk assessment.
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