Site Work Method Statement - Replacing Lead Flashing
This building task Method Statement for Replacing Lead Flashing has been filled in to illustrate the sort of issues that may need consideration when completing a method statement for a similar task. If you are working on a normal domestic house the task in this case may not normally need a method statement, although it will pay you to go through the checklist every time. If you are on a large site such as a Local Authority refurbishment project the Principle Contractor may need to see one.
You may find it useful to use this worked example method statement in conjunction with the blank method statement template in this folder and the guidance notes on how to write a method statement. This method statement has been professionally written for a specific task and a specific location and should be used as a guide only. Method statements must be site specific and each site will have its own particular issues that need consideration.
Writing a Method Statement can be an important part of managing risks around the building site. Using a systematic method of looking at your work activities by first completing a suitable Risk Assessment and then creating a safe system of work on the Method Statement form you will go a long way to ensuring the safety of your employees on site. If you are a sub-contractor you may be asked to provide your method statements before starting work. These forms, when properly filled in, will show your prospective clients that you are serious about managing health and safety on site.