Method statements

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Safety method statements are a valuable tool in for detailing a safe system of work for high risk work activities.   It describes in a logical sequence exactly how a job is to be carried out in a safe manner and without risks to health. It will identify all plant and materials that are to be used and adequate controls. It allows the job to be properly planned and resourced.

Safety method statements are used every day in the construction sector and are compiled by contractors for works and are also passed to Principal Contractors for approval. They provide information to employees about how the work should be done and the precautions to be taken and providing the principal contractor with information to develop the health and safety plan for the construction phase of a project

We can assist in the developing of the Method Statements for your business on your behalf or offer advice on those you have produced and offer support.

Method statements should be used for

  • Higher-risk, complex or unusual work (eg steel and formwork erection, demolition or the use of hazardous substances)
  • Providing information to employees about how the work should be done and the precautions to be taken
  • Providing the principal contractor with information to develop the health and safety plan for the construction phase of a project
  • Be reviewed frequently for high risk activities.