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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Health and Safety

Hod carrying is an unskilled labouring occupation in the building industry. Typically the hod carrier, or 'Hoddie' will be employed by a bricklaying team in a supporting role to the skilled bricklayers.

Here is a short video about best practices in the work place. It deals with the modern alternative to using the hod.

A brick hod is a three-sided box for carrying bricks or other construction materials, often mortar. It bears a long handle and is carried over the shoulder. A hod is usually long enough to accept 4 bricks on their side, however, by arranging the bricks in a chevron fashion, the number of bricks that may be carried is only limited to the weight the labourer can bear and the unwieldiness of that load. Typically 10-12 bricks might be carried.

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