What does a Method Statement involve?
A method statement describes in a logical sequence exactly how a job is to be carried out in a way that secures health and safety and includes all the control measures. A Method Statement will allow the job to be properly planned with the appropriate health and safety resources.
What is the difference between a method statement and a risk assessment?
Risk assessments and method statements are two of the most common types of health and safety documents.
A risk assessment is used to identify and assess the hazards involved in each step.
A method statement expands on the control measures outlined in the risk assessments, detailing how, when, and why you should implement measures.
When should you write a method statement?
A method statement must be written AFTER a risk assessment has been carried out if the work is of significant risk or unusual.
Method statements are essential documents and are often written by a responsible person who is appointed by the employer. This person must be competent and familiar with the working procedures that will be taking place. Once written, the document will need to be shared with all employees so that they have access to the right information about how a task should be carried out.
How can Stallard Kane help?
Our team can assist clients by providing a responsible person competent with the working procedures involved in writing the method statements. We aim to make creating a method statement as seamless and stress-free as possible and ensure you and your team remain safe.
How to contact
For further assistance with your business, talk to our Health and Safety Team by calling 01427 420 402 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and #oneoftheteam will be happy to help.