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METHOD STATEMENT FOR CERAMIC TILE WORKS

Effective Date : Document No : MOS-17-CTW Revision No : 00 Approved By :

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METHOD STATEMENT FOR CERAMIC TILE WORKS **** (CIVIL)

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METHOD STATEMENT FOR CERAMIC TILE WORKS


Effective Date : Document No : MOS-17-CTW Revision No : 00 Approved By :

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1. ACTIVITY 2. INTRODUCTION 3. TERMINOLOGY 4. SIGNIFICANT HAZARDS IDENTIFIED 5. ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES & ORGANIZATION CHART 6. SEQUENCE OF ACTIVITIES WITH RESPONSIBILITIES 6.1 Pre-commencement Requirements 6.2 General Requirements 6.3 Co-ordination with Other Trades 6.4 Scaffolding 6.5 Delivery, Storage & Handling of Materials 6.6 Execution 7. REQUIREMENTS 7.1 Plans/Records & Job instructions (Documentations) 7.2 Training 7.3 PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) 7.4 Equipment & Tools required 7.4 Risk Assessment 8. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES 9. REFERENCES 10. ATTACHMENTS

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METHOD STATEMENT FOR CERAMIC TILE WORKS


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1). ACTIVITY: CERAMIC TILE WORKS This activity deals with the procedure and sequence for execution of Ceramic tile works as per approved Drawings/Schedule, Specifications and O/E requirements 2). INTRODUCTION Ceramic tile protect the surfaces of floor and wall as well as it gives the aesthetic look to the completed building. This method statement covers the surface preparation and CERAMIC TILE installation. 3). TERMINOLOGY O/E: Owner / Engineer PPE: Personal Protective Equipment QC: Quality Control 4). SIGNIFICANT HAZARDS IDENTIFIED Wrist Pain/Stress/fatigue Slip/trip/fall hazards Respiratory hazards Skin hazards Heat stress during summer season Back injury Injury to Eye/Eye Irritation 5). ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES & ORGANIZATION CHART Project Manager (Main Contractor) o Site construction and his team will report to project manager. Construction Manager (Main Contractor) o Make arrangement for availability of all relevant documents. o Ensure the availability of necessary documents & resources available with Subcontractor. o Liaison with Owner/Engineer & Subcontractor in-charges for necessary test & inspection. o Tracks the schedule & plan work accordingly. o Liaison with all Electrical/MEP work in-charges for all interfaces works and plans the work accordingly at site.
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Engineer (Main Contractor) o Ensures the control at work spots in person. o Verifying the percentage compliance as per risk assessment. o Ensures the emergency preparedness of team and taking the part in Subcontractors TBT (Tool Box Talk) o Ensures the work carried out as per latest approved drawings. o Ensure availability of necessary resources and approved documents. o Inspects the incoming materials in line with approved documents. o Ensure the quality of work/material and readiness for inspection. Safety Officer (Main Contractor) o Responsible for ensuring HSE at all stages of work. o Ensures the compliance of all control measures at site as per approved risk assessment plan. o Ensures for all checklist as per HSE plan. Project Manager (Subcontractor) o Ensure that appropriate resources are provided for the safe delivery of the work Site In charge (Subcontractor) o Ensuring the relevant document o Organized the necessary men and material resources for timely completion and quality QA/QC Engineer (Subcontractor) o o o o Ensuring quality of work carried out at site Ensuring for inspection on hold points Maintaining all QC records Coordinating with O/E for inspections

Site Engineer (Subcontractor) o o o o o o Ensuring the controls at work spot in person Verifying the % compliance as per risk assessment. Ensuring the emergency preparedness. Arranging the required inspections and permit Ensures all scaffolding are erected safely and scaffolding tag system followed Ensures availability of the necessary resources.
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o Ensuring availability of all activity relevant latest approved drawing and documents

Supervisor / Foreman (Subcontractor/Supplier) Obtaining the permit (if required -e.g. Steel cutting) Conducting Tool Box Talk (TBT) based on risk assessment Arranging for appropriate tools and necessary skilled work force as required. Ensuring the works are carried out as per approved and latest drawing/documents Ensuring for Housekeeping always at work place. Implementing the control measures as per risk assessment and also as mentioned in the permit. o Close monitoring till completion of work. o Close the work permit after restoration of work spot. o o o o o o

Workmen (Subcontractor/Supplier) o o o o o Wearing appropriate PPEs. Understanding and following the instructions given by line staff. Following the scaffolding tag system No horseplay and shortcuts. Informing the supervisor/foreman about any near misses, injuries and unusual

Safety Officer (Subcontractor) o o o o o Ensures all safety measures implemented/followed as per risk assessment and HSE Plan Should inform the site engineer for any deviations from required procedure/standard practice Should conduct a safety briefing in co-ordination with site engineer/supervisor over a specific HSE issue Ensure all First aid cases are entered in first aid register and necessary awareness given to the victim Ensures for inspection of power tools and scaffoldings

Surveyor (Subcontractor) o To check the levels, coordinates and alignments of every work activity at site.

Organization Chart (see for attachment)

6). SEQUENCE OF ACTIVITIES WITH RESPONSIBILITIES


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METHOD STATEMENT FOR CERAMIC TILE WORKS


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6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Pre-commencement Requirements Approved drawings and work procedures shall be obtained from O / E prior to the start of activity Safety regulations as per specifications and standard. Ascertain the nature and location of all existing above and underground services on site by visual survey. General Requirements Tools, Equipment & Machinery is suitable and approved for use. Availability of suitable quantity of approved material for the works as per specification and O/E requirements. Area clearance obtained from other discipline/subcontractor. Co-ordination with Other Trades No Tiling works to be started on any wall until and unless it is cleared for tiling. Prior to start of tiling works, check all architectural, mechanical and electrical works are completed and MEP clearances shall be taken as required. Scaffolding Scaffolding will be erected using standard and ledgers by well trained scaffolders for doing painting above 1.5m high. Wooden planks should be placed over ledgers to serve as working platform with proper toe board. Delivery, Storage & Handling of Materials All materials shall comply with the specifications regarding quality, dimensions, strength etc. The material shall be approved and shall be used as per the Finishing Schedule. The color of the Ceramic Tile shall match the appropriate approved sample. The Ceramic tile shall be stored under covered area to prevent damage and soiling and kept in cartoons until removed for fixing. Manufacturers recommendations shall be followed for storage and handling.

Before start of the work the following shall be ensured:

6.5

6.6

Execution
All surfaces to received tile shall be structurally sound clean, dry and free from oil and all foreign matters.
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Surface Preparation

METHOD STATEMENT FOR CERAMIC TILE WORKS


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Surfaces to receive tile shall be plumb, horizontal level or at the slope as specified and true with square corners. Prior to placing of tile the concrete surface shall be kept thoroughly wet.

Mixing
Mixing and applications of Adhesive and grouting shall be complied with manufactures procedure and recommendations.

6.61

Wall Tile
The wall to receive tiles shall be finished with cement/ sand plaster as per approved method statement. The plastering to the wall surfaces must be fully cured and free from any contamination, dust and crack before commencing the wall tile works. Setting out shall be done as per approved shop drawings. The surveyor shall mark the finished floor level on the wall of the room. The wooden plywood strip shall be fixed above 2 tile high from FFL on the wall. Ceramic tile shall be soaked in water and it should be removed 20 minutes before use. Wall tile fixing shall start from the fixed wooden strip level. Approved adhesive materials shall be applied to the wall as continuous even float coat and the wall tiles are fixed to the adhesive with twisting/sliding action to give the finished bed thickness not more than 3mm. Tile shall be correctly positioned in both directions by using 2-3mm plastic spacers to achieve even joints. To check the adhesion as the work proceeds, a sample tile shall be removed immediately after fixing as per O/E instructions and refixed without any delay. The tile shall be fixed in away to get solid bedding and adhesion over the whole of the tile background. Excessive adhesive material shall be removed with damp cloth without disturbing tiles. The cut tiles and the tiles on the sides of sanitary fittings and fixings shall be properly cut and laid in a neat manner. After fixing wall tiles floor tile shall be started as mentioned in section 6.62 The fixed tile shall be left for minimum of 24 hrs to cure before grouting.
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METHOD STATEMENT FOR CERAMIC TILE WORKS


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NO ACCESS or Warning tapes to be fixed upon completing tile fixing and no other activities shall be allowed until the tiles are firmly set. Before start grouting, all spacers should be removed and ensure that there is no damages. Simultaneously the tile shall be cleaned with the dry cloth to give a aesthetic look. The grouting mixing and application shall be followed as per manufacturers data sheet/recommendations.

6.62 Floor Tile Installation


In interior finishing works, all tiles shall only be set and laid after the fixing of window and door frames and trims, stop rails, electrical, plumbing installations as well as the application of plaster unless otherwise specified. All anchors, recessed frames, electrical and mechanical items shall be installed tested and approved prior to commence with floor tilling. For wet area only the approved water proofing system shall be installed. Carry out a 24 hrs water test for water tight purpose prior to start with tile activity for wet area only. The surveyor shall mark the required level of the bedding screed /protection screed to the specified thickness and in true alignment and horizontally or to slope as specified as per the approved drawings. Install polythene sheet and a protection screed of 50-60mm thickness with slope 1% towards the floor drain shall be applied and it should be cleaned. Setting out shall be done as per approved layout drawings. Joints shall be true to line, truly horizontal, continuous and without steps. For wet and dry area, ceramic tile shall be fixed by approved Tile adhesive. Ceramic tile shall be soaked in water and it should be removed 20 minutes before use. Adhesive shall be applied on working area not more than one square meter at a time or as per manufacturers recommendations/procedure. Tile shall then be laid on the adhesive layer with a twisting motion ensuring good contact between tile and adhesive bed. For this purpose the adhesive manufacturers instructions should be followed strictly to achieve the 100% mortar coverage. Tile shall be correctly positioned in both direction by using 2-3mm plastic spacers in order to accommodate the difference between wall and floor tiles as per approved drawings. The tile shall be neatly cut to a close fit where the necessary at abutments, around the outlets, pipes and the like. Particular care will be taken in Wet areas to prevent low spots that may promote water pooling the tolerance in the overall level shall not be more than5mm from required level.
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METHOD STATEMENT FOR CERAMIC TILE WORKS


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Localized variation in level for nominally flat floor shall be max of + or 3mm, when tested by 3meters straight edge. Excessive adhesive shall be removed with damp cloth before the material has set. The fixed tile shall be left for minimum of 24 hrs to cure before grouting. NO ACCESS or Warning tapes to be fixed upon completing tile fixing and no other activities shall be allowed until the tiles are firmly set. Before start grouting, all spacers should be removed and ensure that there is no damages. Simultaneously the tile shall be cleaned with the dry cloth to give a aesthetic look. The grouting mixing and application shall be followed as per manufacturers data sheet/recommendations.

7) REQUIREMENTS 7.1 Plans /Records and Job instructions (Documentations) Before commencing the work the following things should be available: Approved drawings / Material approval for the work Approved Sample Board Method statement for the work Civil Work inspection QA/QC Check sheet Key site plan for that work area All tools & machineries Emergency escape route without obstructions

7.2 Trainings Trained/Experienced & Skilled persons shall be used for the work All operator / Laborers are safety trained and toolbox shall be conducted.

7.3 PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Protective footwear Protective clothing Safety helmet Safety goggles Hi-visibility jacket Flagging tape Warning tape
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METHOD STATEMENT FOR CERAMIC TILE WORKS


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Flasher light Safety Harness (above 1.8m) 7.4 Equipment and Tools required Manpower requirement 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. General Supervisor/Foreman - 02 nos. Charge hand - 02 nos. Masons - 10 nos. Helpers - 10 nos. Scaffolders -04 nos.

Equipment 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Tile cutter Pallet Hand tools such as trowels, plumb, Spirit level etc., Grinder, Scrapper Aluminum straight edge Brush/Electric air blower/air compressor for cleaning Exhaust fans/ventilation for indoor workings Scaffoldings and proper platform for working at heights.

7.5 Risk Assessment Risk assessment to be ensured that it is available in the work spot All control measures as per risk assessed to be implemented and ensured before start of work All workers shall be made aware of the risk involved in carrying out the activity and requirement of control measures during toolbox talk In case of any emergency situation the workmen should follow the emergency response procedure and must gather in the assembly point. The emergency response procedure should be conveyed to the work men through the toolbox talk in prior to the carrying out of the activity. The necessary safety measures will be taken to prevent the accident or injury all the times. This may include barriers, warning tape, net, signage, watchman, flashing & rotating lights at night. MSDS shall be made available prior to the start of the job Heat stress training will be provided during summer season. Provision of adequate cool drinking water, shades if necessary and salt tablets will be in place. Plants & equipment will be provided with back up lights and all other applicable safety devices.
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8). EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

METHOD STATEMENT FOR CERAMIC TILE WORKS


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In case of major Injuries Do not panic. Call ambulance and notify emergency team at site Do not move the injured unless he is in danger If danger exists, he shall be assessed by a trained and qualified first aider before moving. Use a stretcher. Do not crowd around the victim. Do not give anything to eat or drink. Ensure adequate air and lighting. Only trained and qualified first aider shall treat the victim and ensure that his airway is kept clear. Victim shall be transported to hospital in an ambulance. Preserve the accident scene for further investigation. In case of Fire Follow Transco/s approved emergency procedure as per HSE Plan. In Case of Flood Evacuate immediately to the nearest highest location you are in. Notify the Emergency Controller of the site EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS:
Name Position
Project Manager Site Manager Safety Officer Fire Fighter / First Aider Pick Up driver

Phone No

POLICE AMBULANCE FIRE SERVICE HOSPITAL

999 998 997 MAFRAQ 02 5823100

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METHOD STATEMENT FOR CERAMIC TILE WORKS


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9). REFERENCES 138807928.DOC 138807928.DOC DRWG. NO. N7204.1E-R-E-5370-S-7204 REV. 0 SHEET 1~1 DRWG. NO. N7204.1E-R-E5300-S-7153 REV. A SHEET 1~1 DRWG. NO. N7204.1E-R-E5300-S-7154 REV. A SHEET 1~1 DRWG. NO. N7204.1E-R-E5300-S-7155 REV. A SHEET 1~1 DRWG. NO. N7204.1E-R-E5370-S-7157 REV. A SHEET 1~5 REF: N-7204.1E/MASS/0080 CERAMIC TILE REF: N-7204.1E/MASS/0155 TILE ADHESIVE REF: N-7204.1E/MASS/0155 TILE GROUTING

10). ATTACHMENTS 138807928.DOC 138807928.DOC ORGANIZATION CHART RISK ASSESSMENT SHEETS

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