This month Simply Docs has added a new Method Statement
sub-folder to the Building/Construction
folder. Method Statements
– or Safe Systems of Work
as they are sometimes called are a valuable tool in your efforts to ensure the safety of your workforce on site. They require you to think about each site activity and where it will take place and to make sure you have built in suitable health, safety and welfare control measures.
The method statement templates include various checklists as a prompt for each of the areas that is likely to need consideration, such as; the PPE that may be needed, first aid cover, welfare facilities, any special training that may be needed by the operatives etc.
The documents include 3 example method statements fully completed to demonstrate how method statements should be used and filled in. There is also a blank method statement form that can be printed and used for your specific scenarios.
If you are unfamiliar with method statements we have created a useful set of Guidance Notes on ‘How to write a method statement’
. These Guidance Notes are specific to building and construction and should help you to understand the method statement process.
The contents of this Newsletter are for reference purposes only and do not constitute
legal advice. Independent legal advice should be sought in relation to any specific