This should be the logical outcome of the risk assessment process. Residual risks identified through carrying out the risk assessment and the precautions necessary to control them will need to be incorporated.
The method statement should contain sufficient detail to enable everyone involved in an operation to be clear about what has to be done, where and with what. Also hazards arising from the work and the precautions that have to be taken and by whom. For this reason, the method statement is sometimes called a ‘safe system of work’.
By planning the activity or process before actually commencing it, it allows the opportunity to walk through the various stages or milestones, and therefore forecast or anticipate where likely issues or risks may appear. Suitable mitigation measures can then be sought, or in certain circumstances and where the method permits, alternative ways of working introduced.
Our clients find that using our consultants to produce method statements offers an objective perspective and avoids the risks posed by repetitive or habitual behaviour.
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