Additional Method Statement templates

October 2012
Over the last few months Simply Docs has been adding to its newly created Building/Construction folder. The latest additions are 17 new example method statements for a variety of building and construction tasks.

The Building and Construction folder contains 43 site specific risk assessments and it is our intention to provide a corresponding worked example method statement for each task. In a few cases the tasks are too simple for a method statement to be needed and other tasks require more than one method statement due to their complexity.

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.

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 legal matter.

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