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Using our risk assessment and method statement module allows you to create fully customisable documents for your business saving you time, removing duplication whilst being fully accessible via any device 24 hours a day.
Method statements build upon risk assessments and identify how the work will be carried out safely.
Method statements detail how the work should be completed, the order of completion and potential risks and time frames.
Using our RAMS builder module, allows for instant PDF creation as well as dashboards to keep track of progress
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Method Statements are important because they provide the information your team needs to mitigate risks associated with a specific job or project, therefore helping protect workers and site visitors etc. from harm. Depending on the sector you’re working in, or the type of project, risks your method statement will cover, could include the risks associated with using mechanical equipment, working at heights, or using hazardous chemicals.
Method Statements are also an important, and often necessary resource a client would request prior to a project starting, as a way to assess how your company operates and the measures it’s taking to ensure safe working practices.
The information included in a method statement will vary from project to project, and from sector to sector, but in general, a method statement will and should include:
The most important information your method statement will contain will be a list of hazards associated with the particular project. To create this list, carry out a risk assessment of the potential hazards, including evaluating current protections, and listing additional measures that might be required.
Your method statement must include all the relevant company and job information, which should include:
Although many hazards and the associated risks on a project can be eliminated, some potential hazards are unavoidable, therefore your method statement will require a list of responses in place to mitigate these potential risks.
Every project is different, therefore there will be additional and unique details that need to be added to your method statement. These could include things such as:
Projects tend to change at certain points for various reasons, so be sure to review your method statement regularly, ensuring you update it with the relevant changes by adding or retracting information where necessary.
Using Vision's Cloud-based RAMs Builder is one of the simplest and quickest ways to create a comprehensive method statement, even if you lack confidence with technology, or don’t have advanced computer skills. Creating your method statement is a simple process of selecting the appropriate method statement template for your project, and then populating it, either from our extensive library of common workplace hazards, or adding your own.
Once created, your completed method statement can then be downloaded and saved as a PDF, with the ability to update risks already entered, or add new risks with the relevant safety or other additional information attached.
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