Risk Assessment for Carpet, Vinyl, Wood & Laminate Flooring Installation
Removal of old flooring or floor-coverings using Stanley knives, floor-scrapers & tack-lifters.
Gloves & knee pads to be worn and waste/uplifted material cut up and removed from site by hand for commercial disposal.
Floor preparation as necessary. Removal of staples and nails. Floor-boards to have been previously secured by customer. Application of latex screed with smooth-edge trowel if required. Application of hardboard or thin plywood with electronic stapler to remove possibility of penetration of pipes or cables under substrate.
For carpets, installation of pre-nailed, smooth-edge carpet gripper and door-bars to perimeter and thresholds with 18mm ring shank nails to wooden substrate or cut and stuck using grip fill adhesive to concrete substrate.
For carpets, installation of underlay using hammer stapler to wooden substrate and spray adhesive to concrete substrates. For wood & laminate flooring, underlays loose-laid.
Carpets and vinyls etc installed using knee-kickers to stretch into position where applicable and Stanley knifes to trim.
Wood & laminate flooring fitted using hand saws & electric jig-saws to cut.
Risk control / Manual Assessment.
Fitters to wear knee pads at all times and goggles, face-masks or respirators, ear-defenders, gloves and barrier cream where applicable.
Used Stanley blades to be removed from site.
All tools used by highly trained and experienced fitters.
All fitters are very experienced in handling flooring materials.
Trolleys to be used where practicable. Sufficient manpower to be available for heavy lifting.