Method Statements

At Northern Safety we specialise in providing Method Statements in Stockton, Middlesbrough and the Teesside area as well as Durham, Newcastle and North East England.  Method Statements are essential in the preparation of construction and demolition.  It has been a legal requirement since the introduction of the Health & Safety at work Act 1974 to provide safe working procedures.  Whether tendering for work, protecting employees or protecting the public there is now a great emphasis placed on recording safe working methods.

A method statement is a document that details the way in which a work task is to be carried out.  The method statement should identify the hazards involved and should include a detailed guide on how to do the job in a safe manner.  The method statement must also include the control measures which have been introduced to ensure the safety of anyone who is affected by the tasks involved.

A method statement is always site specific and is generally agreed between the Client and the Principal Contractor or a Principal Contractor and another Contractor.  The method statement must be written by a competent person who is familiar with the work to be carried out.

What should be in a method statement?

Normally you would expect to see the following included:

– Significant parties involved in the project e.g. Client, Contractor, Principal Contractor, Designer etc.
– Sequence of events check list
– Procedures of work
– Site risk assessments
– Fire risk assessments
– Work at height assessments
– Task risk assessments
– CoSHH assessment
– Any other documents such as site induction and vibration log sheets

For Method Statements in North East England, look no further!

Should you require a Method Statement in Stockton, Middlesbrough and the Teesside area as well as Durham, Newcastle and North East England, call Northern Safety today. We can provide the information you need to ensure that you have the correct paperwork on site for your project. Simply call our health and safety advisers today!

If you would like more information on the above service please call our office on 01642 754880 and ask to speak to one of our advisers.