A work procedure is typically defined as a step by step sequence of activities with a definite start and end point that must be followed in the same sequence in order to correctly perform the task.
In the case of refractory installation, the work procedure is a critical component that provides the connectivity between the project design and specification, the material supplier’s instructions and the actual installation.
A proper work procedure should provide the connectivity between all aspects of the installation in order to result in the desired outcome of the installation.
Current projects and maintenance programs have incorporated the Safety component into the work procedure which has changed the standard procedure into the Safe Work Method Statement or the Work Method Statement.
It is essential to incorporate the requirement for a the work method statements into each of project / maintenance specifications to ensure that there are a clear and concise set of installation instructions for the work crew to follow for each of the work tasks.
In addition, the installation crew must have both training of the work method and access to the documentation during the installation phase. In the case of international projects or locations where English is a second language, the work method statements should been translated into the local language for a clear understanding of the requirements.