When working in the building work and construction sector, there are associated risks and hazards unique to the job. As an employer, you have the responsibility to ensure you comply with the necessary and related regulations, and to ensure all checks and balances are in place in order to minimise these risks. Method Statements and Risk Assessments are designed to just so, allowing you to fully map out the process and plan of the tasks at hand, and to outline any dangerous hazards that may occur. At Diamond Drilling, we work closely alongside our clients while creating these documents, to ensure the work we carry out is done safely. Today, we will be taking a look at what Method Statements and Risk Assessments generally encompass, why they are so vital to undertake, and how our team utilises them.
What are Method Statements and Risk Assessments?
A Method Statement is a document that maps out, in detail, the way in which a method or task is going to be completed. This will involve a mapping out of the hazards involved in the task, and how the task should be completed in a step by step format in order to be executed safely. Besides the step by step clarification of the process, a method statement should also clearly outline the control measures that have been put in place, should an accident become close to occurring.
Method statements are not only useful for your own sake of mapping out how to run a process smoothly and safely but can also be used a means of external communications to various stakeholders, on how your company functions and operates and the different services it offers.
Risk Assessments are a similar form of documentation. By undertaking a construction Risk Assessment, you map and evaluate the potential risks associated with a particular process or job. This allows you to identify key areas of focus and to map your plan of action accordingly. More can be read on risk assessments on the hse Health and Safety Executive website.
At Diamond Drilling
Here at Diamond Drilling, before we carry out any contract, our operatives are required to complete a work sheet that encompasses both a Method Statement and a Risk Assessment. This is a prerequisite requirement, and ensures we cut no corners in putting health and safety first. This is all done as part of our free risk assessments and method statements service.
All our members of staff are registered under the CSCS (Construction Skills Certificate Scheme), and our trainees are required to work towards gaining this certification. As well as this, all our vehicles carry copies of our Health and Safety Policy, for any instance where reference to it may be needed.
This careful eye to safety-related detail, combined with our experience as method statement and risk assessment suppliers, reflects our commitment to ensuring that all jobs we operate in are done as safely as possible.
Get in touch
If you have any remaining questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to provide you with more information on our method statements and risk assessments services, or on our services in general. You can call us at 01424 720259 or send us an email at [email protected]