Method Statements

Method Statements

Method statements detail in advance the nature of the work to be carried out and how it is to be done. This document is signed off by the client and then stands as an exact time line for the work to be carried out and the procedures use.

Method statements are ideal for minimising risk to work safety and risk associated with the failure of works and accompanying liabilities. A breakdown of a typical method statement structure is detailed below:

Project Information

Project information includes the basic details including Project Title, Client, plus primary contact names for both parties with telephone numbers for easy reference. This is followed by the Site Address and Location of the Work Area.

Summary of Work and Hazards

Basic details of work and associated hazards. For example:

General Instructions

General list of items to be covered from a project perspective such as:

Contingency Plans

Notes on contingency plans in the event of a range of incidents across a sliding scale.

Access Control and Permits

This section lists the requirements for access control to the area and any permits required. For each task, operatives must sign that permit and sign a general permit to work if required. Examples include:

Personal Protective Equipment

All Personal Protective Equipment listed in the risk assessment must be worn for the works associated with the hazards indicated.

Preparation and site set up

Hold points determined, for example:

Works Procedure

Specific actions to be carried out including assignation of site supervisor, work area to be cordoned and sheeted off, method of transporting tools onto site, use of scaffold, method for removing existing steel and new welding works and much more.

This is the most detailed section which covers the exact details and time frame of the work to be carried out.

Completion

Steps for completion such as:

Method Statement Sign On

All personnel that will be associated with the above works must read, understand and agree to abide by the requirements of the method statement and accompanying documentation, they MUST sign the form below before they are allowed onto the site.

Contacts

Full list of main contacts with positions, trades, dates and signatures.

Conclusion

the steps above are typical of most method statements and do not include the separate risk assessments that are carried out. Each method statement is written by CAS for the job at hand and details exactly the nature of the work to be carried out.

Method statements are not always required. To find out more about how we undertake these statements please feel free to call.


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