“While not required by law, method statements are also prepared for many other construction activities and are proven to be an effective and practical way to help plan, manage and monitor construction work.” – HSE
The Method Statement is used to clearly communicate the plan of work to the workforce, taking into consideration all of the risks and controls identified in the Risk Assessment.
This will be a step by step plan of works that will take into account the health and safety of the workers.
“The method statement is an effective way of providing information to employees about how they expect the work to be carried out and the precautions that should be taken. The most effective method statements often include diagrams to make it clear how work should be carried out. Checking that the working methods set out in the statement are actually put into practice on site can also be a useful monitoring tool.” - HSE