Method Statement

1/2 Day

Method statements are documents that detail exactly how to carry out work safely. When it comes to ensuring building site health and safety, method statements are key. The purpose of method statements is to describe the safety precautions to put in place to control risks identified in the risk assessment.

This half day course Method Statement Awareness training course helps you to develop, implement and maintain a method statement. It is also describes what to look out for if you are responsible for checking method statements prepared by subcontractors or others.

What topics does the Method Statement course cover?

  • What a method statement is
  • How method statements coincide with risk assessments
  • Why method statements are useful and what is their real purpose
  • Developing method statements, including:
    Gathering information
    The importance of conducting and implementing a risk assessment
    Producing a method statement
  • Contents of a method statement, including:
    Scope and validity
    Emergency arrangements
    Key hazards and control measures
    Permits to work
    Description of the method / sequence of work
    Details of the workforce involved
    Details of any required personal protective equipment
    Details of tools, plant and work equipment being used for the task
    Hazardous materials that are to be used

Looking for other courses that would be relevant to writing Method Statements?

Why not have a look at our IOSH Managing Safely course, Risk Assessment Course or CSR Site Safety Supervisors courses

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