The following information is basic to many types of dry stone walling work. Some problems arise from the linear nature of the work site, and the fact that it is often inaccessible to vehicles. An inaccessible site will require the carrying in of tools and materials, and may lead to difficulty in the case of an accident.
When moving stone, always think of the dangers involved and choose methods appropriate to the size of the task. Injury can be caused by the repetitive movements involved in handling large amounts of smaller stone, as well as in moving single, heavy stones.
Further information on the organisation of specific jobs is given in the relevant chapter.
Most dry stone walling work requires a wide selection of tools, sometimes heavy, and particular attention is drawn to using these tools in a safe manner. Safe working practices must be followed at all times.