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Underpinning - Brick Structures SWMS

Underpinning - Brick Structures SWMS

Product SKU: 10330
Underpinning - Brick Structures SWMS Video

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  • Complies with current legislation in all States and Territories
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  • Assists with compliance requirements for WHS inspections
  • Review Date: 27.03.2015

This SWMS covers underpinning of brick structures and provides a comprehensive outline of the safety steps, main hazards, risks and controls associated with underpining brick structures. 

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Save time with our pre-filled, fully customisable templates. Simply add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks ensuring it is specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing and inclusion in your overall WHS System.

Product details:

  • Written by ex WHS inspectors
  • Easy customisation with MS Word format (NOT PDF)
  • Risk ratings before and after control measures
  • Provides a framework for training workers
  • Can be used as part of tender applications, WHS inductions, and Toolbox talks

Product Sample (extract only)

Follow a safe work method for underpinning a structure which has settled, the structure comprising a foundation wall and a footing beneath the wall; the method comprising of: Example;

  • A pier driving unit is placed in an excavation directly beneath the foundation wall
  • The unit is aligned and leveled in position
  • Hydraulic jacking cylinders are placed on reaction brackets, one each laterally of the unit, and hydraulic pressure is applied to provide for stabilisation of the driving unit in place
  • Sections of a steel pier pipe are placed inside the pier driving bracket, and within the base frame slot, and a pair of hydraulic driving cylinders are activated causing the driving bracket to move downwardly, urging the pipe sections deeply into the ground
  • Aligned segments of the pipe sections may be located in place, once the hydraulic driving cylinders are retracted, to continue the driving of generally two foot segments of pier pipe into the ground, until such time as bedrock, or suitable stratum sustaining of pressure is encountered, sufficient to support the foundation, and the segment of the building wall above
  • The pier pipe is brought up to an appropriate height, through the addition of two foot segments in place, and driven into the ground until suitable bearing stratum (bedrock) is reached
  • The pier driving unit is removed, and the entire pier pipe is filled with concrete, to provide a stable and integrated pier
  • A pier head assembly is then placed on top of the pier pipe, held in place by means of a bolt, the pier loading bracket is placed around the pier head, and locked in place - Two hydraulic jacking cylinders are then loaded, a permanent bearing plate is positioned between the cylinders and the bottom of the footing
  • Hydraulic pressure is applied to achieve jacking of the cylinders to impose a structural load upon the pier pipe, if necessary, to raise the building, or at least stabilise it in place
  • A large diameter bolt threaded to the pier pipe is advanced upwardly as the hydraulic pressure is being applied, such that the bolt will be elevated into position, to sustain the foundation in place, at which time the hydraulic cylinders are released, and the pier head large diameter bolt then sustains the load, and supports the structure, as desired and required
  • Then, the entire excavation can be backfilled to totally conceal the supporting and underpinning structure.

Operate equipment (jackhammer, saws, grinders) as instructed by manufacturer.

General instructions:

  • Ensure electrical leads do not sit in water, kept out of wet areas
  • Ensure electrical leads do not lay on ground creating a trip hazard or where it could be run over / damaged by mobile plant/ vehicles etc


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