This work method statement is particularly written for the Concrete Masonry Block. To download the original editable in Word format, just click on the download link that is available at the bottom of this article.


This method statement provides the controlled sequence of the methodology that will be used for the installation and testing of the Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) Block Works activity. This is to ensure that all activities are in full compliance with applicable standards, drawings, and specifications of the project.


  1. Project Specifications 
  2. Approved Shop Drawings
  3. Project QHSE Plan


The followed health and safety initiatives have to be followed and complied with as applicable, and all the safety measures are highlighted significantly in the company’s Project Safety Plan.

A. Insufficient Lighting

  1. Adequate lighting to be provided to the work location.
  2. All the electrical accessories/devices and testing equipment will be of industrial type.
  3. All the cables will be concealed / above the head.

B. Task Lighting

  1. All electrical connected cables & wires to be secured/tied appropriately to avoid any severe slip and trip hazards occurrence possibility.
  2. In addition to the fixed lighting, Portable lights will be on standby.
  3. The electrical fittings used will conform to industrial standards. 

C. Emergency Arrangements

  1. Contact numbers of the person concerned are to be displayed, on each floor.
  2. Emergency Response Team (ERT) to be appointed and on standby.
  3. Emergency routes exist to be marked.


The Project Construction Manager (CM) is fully accountable and answerable for the implementation of this work method statement (WMS) and also makes sure that his project team including Engineers, Foreman, and Sub-Contractors are well aware of this WMS and that all available resources such as human, material, machinery, and equipment are readily and safely available to accomplish and finalize the work as planned and without any latency.

The Site Engineer is responsible to carry out the work as per the approved shop drawings, and following this method statement. He is also responsible to ensure adequate equipment and materials are available for blockwork installations are in place before the start of work.

The Quality Assurance and or Quality Control site/project Engineer is accountable to make sure that work blockwork has been accomplished as per the work specification and approved drawings; evaluations & inspections are done as per the ITP and offer works for the Consultant’s inspection after verification.

The Safety Engineer is responsible to ensure that all safety precautions are in place as per the project safety plan and that all personnel on-site are using the required Personal Protective Equipment like – helmets, Gloves, Shoes, and Coveralls



  1. Hollow Blocks
  2. Solid Blocks
  3. Premix Cement-Sand Mortar
  4. Grout
  5. Water
  6. Ties & Anchors
  7. Horizontal Reinforcement mesh Hot Dip Galvanized
  8. Vertical Reinforcement – Steel Bars
  9. Fire Stop Sealant
  10. Filler Board

Tools & Equipment

  1. Scaffolding
  2. Mason Tools
  3. Spirit Level
  4. Transparent Hose tubes and string rope for leveling
  5. One Bagger Mixer
  6. Grinder
  7. Power Drill
  8. Cutting Machine
  9. Chisel Hammar
  10. Tower Crane
  11. Hoist for lifting materials to a higher level


  1. Construction Manager
  2. Site Engineers
  3. QA/QC Engineers
  4. Safety Officer
  5. Site Foreman
  6. Masons (Applicators)
  7. Helpers


  1. Before installation, examine rough-in and built-in construction for piping systems to verify the actual locations of piping connections.
  2. Make sure all proper installations and cutting and leveling tools are ready for use at the site.
  3. Prepare and clean the site of all waste, obstruction, and excess concrete layers on the flooring before beginning any of the work.
  4. The next step is to leave the proper openings for equipment to be installed before completing the masonry work activity. Once you have completed the installation of required equipment, accomplish masonry to match the construction ASAP adjacent to the opening.
  5. If block work cutting is needed to provide a fit adjoining construction, the various cut units with electrical and motor-driven light machinery such as saws; and the provision of proper cleaned, sharpened, unchipped edges. Now permit and let the units be get properly dried before laying unless wetting of units in particular. 
  6. Now next Install cut units with cut surfaces and, where applicable and or possible, properly and accurately cut edges concealed.
  7. The floor slab where Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) walls are to be built will be chipped and cleaned.
  8. Prepare a sufficient and as per the required quantity of cement, sand, and water mixture for the ready to use the material for the time of installation.
  9. Prepare the floor for installation of the first course by washing with water and keeping the area moist for proper bonding.
  10. Prepare the mortar mix. 
  11. Always make sure not to mix a large batch. 
  12. Any excess mix will be discarded. 
  13. No mix will be used after being left standing.





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