Site work Method Statement – Cutting and fixing ceramic or stone tiles
This site Method Statement is for fixing ceramic or stone tiles to walls or floors.
Cutting and fixing tiles will always involve manual handling and exposure to abrasive materials as well as fine dust and flying debris, all of which is always potentially dangerous. Writing a Method Statement is an important part of managing risks around the work site. Even if you are working on a small domestic project you should write a Method Statement if only to use it as a ‘tick box’ exercise to make sure you have thought about the safety issues involved.
This worked example draws on a variety of real life situations, some of the hazards identified may be relevant, others may not. How you fill in your own form will differ and will depend entirely on your company’s/client’s current health and safety procedures, but those shown provide an idea of how they could work.
This form has been professionally written for you to either print or fill in while carrying out your assessment on location or to use simply as a template. You may also find it useful to refer to some of the worked examples and the guidance notes.