Safe Method of Work Statements - Method Statement
Section 2 (2) (a) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires the provision
and maintenance of safe systems of work that are, so far as is reasonably practicable,
safe without risks to health.
Safe Method of Work Statements (Method Statements), are one way in which Safe Systems of Work can be formally defined and recorded, enabling the employer to fulfil his legal obligations through providing information and instruction to his employees whilst keeping a formal record of Company Safety Management.
Method Statements provide a sequence for carrying out an identified task safely and they usually contain more detail than Risk Assessments.
To be produced in conjunction with a Generic
Risk Assessment, expanding upon the control measures listed for
the various situations identified, covering their common and basic features.
Task Specific Method Statement –
To be produced in conjunction with a Task
Specific Risk Assessment, going into specific detail regarding
one particular task, process or operation where high risk factors remain, expanding
upon the control measures listed for the various situations identified.
All our Method Statements detail information and control measures in line with
Regulation and Approved Codes of Practice that must be followed in order to
reduce the risk of accident or injury from hazards that have been previously