Preparation Of Risk Assessments, Safe Systems Of Work And Method Statements

A risk assessment often leads to a safe system of work, which states how your company expects its employees to carry out certain duties in order to minimise the risks associated with an identified hazard. The safe system of work then becomes not only the official procedure for how things should be done properly, but also a training requirement for your staff.

Management often find it a real administrative challenge to ensure that the relevant employees receive the specified safe system of work training, and that they are kept up to date with any future changes to the risk assessment and safe system of work.

Method statements describe in a logical sequence exactly how a job is to be carried out in a safe manner and without risks to health. It includes all the risks identified in the risk assessment and the measures needed to control those risks. This allows the job to be properly planned and resourced.