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Do You Need a Method Statement For Your Business?

Method statements are hugely important when it comes to the health and safety of projects, particularly in the construction industry. These documents are used alongside risk assessments to make sure certain high-risk tasks and activities involved in a project are safe. But what is a method statement and why is it important?

Method statements are documents that detail exactly how to carry out work safely and include a step by step description of how the work will be carried out.

The purpose of method statements is to describe the safety precautions to put in place to control risks identified in the risk assessment.They detail the equipment to use during projects, and the control equipment and PPE required to keep workers and site visitors safe while tasks are ongoing.

Each task is broken down into steps, and the method statement assesses the hazards involved in each step before describing exactly how to control hazards and mitigate risks.

The statement should also cover the hazards associated with by-products of tasks and activities. For example, if any waste is produced, the document needs to cover how to dispose of that waste safely.

This document must be read and understood by all involved in the task.

Method statements can seem confusing and complicated, let Plymstock Safety Services Ltd take the stress and worry out of this process for you.

Check out our previous article here.

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