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:
The importance of conducting and implementing a risk assessment
Producing a method statement
Contents of a method statement, including:
Scope and validity
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