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Safe systems of work (118)

Safe systems of work - tradespeople visiting homes
Safe system of work - tradespeople visiting homesWork in domestic properties involves a wide range of health and safety considerations. Use our safe system of work document to set out your procedures.Get welcomed backOur Safe System of Work - Tradespeople Visiting Homes describes the main hazards staff... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Work equipment - safe system of work - TIG welding
There are a number of safety considerations associated with completing welding operations. Our document details the risks and how to complete the job safely. DefinitionOur Work Equipment - Safe System of Work - TIG Welding covers tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. This method joins metals by heating them... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Fencing
Method statement - fencingWhether you're beefing up your security, or simply making improvements to your premises, use our method statement to identify the safe systems of work to be followed.How to do the jobAs fencing is often completed by in-house staff, we have added more detail in the processes... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Garden preparation
Method statement - garden preparationBecause of the risks associated with garden landscaping you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?To ensure that you give your staff sufficient practical guidance on how you wish the work to be undertaken without going... Read more
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Demolition - soft stripping
Method statement - demolition - soft strippingBefore a premises is demolished, you may need to remove windows, doors and other materials. To ensure this work is completed in a safe manner, follow our method statement.Safe way of workingThis method statement is a series of safe systems of work. It specifies... Read more
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Type: Form
Timber partitions
Method statement - timber partitionsAnyone undertaking timer partitioning work must be made aware of the safe systems of work to be followed. You can achieve this with our method statement.Safe way of workingThis method statement is a written series of safe systems of work. It specifies the activities... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Rendering
Method statement - renderingIt's important that those who render walls are made aware of the safe systems of work to be followed. You can achieve this with our method statement. What to doThis Method Statement - Rendering specifies the activities to be undertaken on a stage-by-stage basis. It also details... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Blockwork
Method statement - blockworkBecause of the risks associated with building a block wall, e.g. manual handling, exposure to chemicals etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're building a block wall, you need to make sure that those involved are... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Excavations under 1.2 metres
Method statement - excavations under 1.2m Because of the risks associated with excavations, e.g. manual handling, trench collapse, service strikes etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow. Cutting the cableFailing to plan and manage an excavation properly can be... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Brickwork
Method statement - brickworkIf you're managing a brickwork job, you need to make sure that those involved are safe. However, you don't need overly long or complex paperwork to achieve this. Clear guidanceThis method statement specifies the activities to be undertaken on a stage-by-stage basis. It also... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Work equipment - safe system of work - MEWP
Work equipment - safe system of work - mobile elevating work platform (MEWP)A mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) provides safe access at height if operated correctly. Use our document to identify the safe procedures. Safe accessUsing equipment such as a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) is much... Read more
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Process - safe system of work - safe use of garden chemicals
To ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal process. This document sets out how garden chemicals should be used, handled and stored safely. What to do?If you use and store garden chemicals on your premises, you need to make sure that they are stored correctly... Read more
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Work equipment - safe system of work - bandsaw
To ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal procedure. This document sets out how a bandsaw should be used; for example, how the risks associated with moving machinery parts, blades, guarding etc. should be managed. What to do?If you're using a bandsaw, you... Read more
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Process - safe system of work - machinery maintenance
To ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal process. This document sets out how machinery maintenance should be completed; for example, how the risks associated with manual handling, the use of potentially hazardous substances, electrical hazards and isolation... Read more
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Work equipment - safe system of work - pressure washer
To ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal procedure. This document sets out how a pressure washer should be used; for example, how the risks associated with high pressure water, flying debris etc. should be managed. What to do?If you're using a pressure... Read more
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Process - safe system of work - checking vehicles for roadworthiness
To ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal process. This document sets out how a vehicle should be checked for roadworthiness. What to do?If you're checking a vehicle, you need to make sure that all of the relevant parts are looked at properly.  To ensure... Read more
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Safe system of work - COSHH
If you're completing a task that involves a hazardous substance, you must identify the safe systems to be followed. Double documentsIn many instances you will need to produce a safe system of work (SSOW) that identifies how to complete a job. Plus, if the job involves the use of chemical products, e.g.... Read more
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Work equipment - safe system of work - oxy-acetylene welding and cutting equipment
To ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal procedure. This document sets out how oxy-acetylene welding and cutting equipment should be used safely.What to do?If you're using oxy-acetylene welding and cutting equipment, you need to make sure that those involved... Read more
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Use of a petrol-driven chainsaw
Method statement - use of a petrol-driven chainsawBecause of the risks associated with chainsaws, e.g. the blade, manual handling, falling trees etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're using a chainsaw, you need to make sure that those involved... Read more
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Providing temporary electrical installations on construction sites
Method statement - providing temporary electrical installations on construction sitesBecause of the risks associated with electrical systems, e.g. electric shock, you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're working on electrical installations, you... Read more
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Work equipment - safe system of work - abrasive wheels
Work equipment - safe system of work - abrasive wheelTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal procedure. This document sets out how an abrasive wheel should be used; for example, how the risks associated with moving machinery parts, blades, flying debris... Read more
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Safe system of work - car park traffic marshalling
If you're responsible for a busy car park which is supervised by marshals, you have a duty to make sure your staff are safe. Our document will ensure they have a good understanding of the safe systems of work to be followed. On the moveOur Safe System of Work - Car Park Traffic Marshalling begins with... Read more
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Work equipment - safe system of work - fire extinguishers
(safety procedure)If used incorrectly fire extinguishers can cause injury and even death. Use our document to identify how and when to use them.Safety equipmentAlthough this may sound strange, the Fire & Rescue Service is not keen on staff using extinguishers as it could put them at risk. The current... Read more
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Work equipment - safe system of work - workstation
Although desks and chairs are not the most hazardous pieces of work equipment, if staff don't sit correctly, they can suffer from back, neck, arm and other medical complaints. Our document helps you avoid problems.The lawThe Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 are somewhat out... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Work equipment - safe system of work - stepladders
If your staff use stepladders, it's important that they are made aware of the associated risks and the safe systems of work that should be followed. You can achieve this by using our document. Use properlyUse our Work Equipment - Safe System of Work - Stepladders document to highlight the risks and how... Read more
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Work equipment - safe system of work
It's vital that staff are trained in the safe systems of work they should follow when using machinery. You can achieve this using our form. Simple guideIf staff are using machinery, such as lathes, drills etc. there are risks associated. The operator could get caught up in the moving parts, have materials... Read more
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Type: Form
Work equipment - safe system of work - hand tools
If your staff operate hand tools, use our document to clarify the safe systems of work to be followed. What's covered?Formalise your positionAlthough the associated risks are relatively low, if staff use hand tools, such as screwdrivers, hammers, snips, knives, etc., it won't hurt to clarify how you... Read more
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Work equipment - safe system of work - ladders
To ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how a ladder should be used, e.g. how the risks associated with working at height, stability etc. should be managed. Why is this important?Our document Work Equipment - Safe System... Read more
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Deep fat fryer safety procedure
There should be a safe procedure in place for emptying and cleaning fryers to ensure the safety of your workers. Use our procedure for this purpose.Hot oil hazardIncidents involving deep fat fryers can cause major injuries and are especially common when safety procedures are not followed. By using our... Read more
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Clearing snow and ice
Safety procedure - clearing snow and iceWhen snow and ice are present you have a responsibility to ensure safe access across your site. Use our procedure to help keep everyone safe in these hazardous conditions.How to use the documentOur document Safety Procedure - Clearing Snow and Ice has been designed... Read more
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Work equipment - safe system of work - fork lift truck
If your staff operate a fork lift truck, it's vital that both parties agree the safe systems of work to be followed at all times. Use our document to complete this process. Legal positionAs an employer you are required to provide basic training and testing for all lift-truck operators you employ (both... Read more
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Riding a quad bike
Safety procedure - riding a quad bikeQuad bikes can be useful for moving around on larger premises, but they bring with them a risk of serious accidents. Use our safety procedure to instruct staff in your site rules. Using our procedureQuad bikes are used in various sectors, including land management,... Read more
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Power isolation
Safety procedure - power isolationUse this safety procedure to manage the risks of maintenance work, where a failure to isolate power sources is a common source of serious injury.Why you need itThis procedure is intended for all work involving any adjustment, cleaning or repair on powered equipment,... Read more
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Site waste disposal
Safety procedure - site waste disposalUse our procedure to describe the safety and environmental arrangements you expect to be put in place for waste disposal.How to use itThis document is designed to be used in support of the site safety induction or safety briefing, or for issuing to workers and sub-contractors.... Read more
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Use of a router
Safety procedure - use of a routerTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how a router should be used; for example, how the risks associated with moving machinery parts, blades, flying debris etc. should be managed.... Read more
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Working on fragile roofs
Safety procedure - working on fragile roofsTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how work on a fragile roof should be completed safely. What to do?If you're working on a fragile roof, you need to make sure that... Read more
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Using a floor buffing machine
Safety procedure - using a floor buffing machineTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how a floor buffing machine should use safely; for example, how the risks associated with manual handling, the use of potentially... Read more
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Working in lofts and roof spaces
Safety procedure - working in lofts and roof spacesTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how working in lofts and roof spaces should be completed safely. What to do?If you're working in lofts and roof spaces,... Read more
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Working on pitched roofs
Safety procedure - working on pitched roofsTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how work on a pitched roof should be completed safely. What to do?If you're working on a pitched roof, you need to make sure that... Read more
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Working on flat roofs
Safety procedure - working on flat roofsTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how work on a flat roof should be completed safely. What to do?If you're working on a flat roof, you need to make sure that those... Read more
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Use of potentially hazardous substances
Safety procedure - use of potentially hazardous substancesTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how potentially hazardous substances should be used safely. What to do?If you use hazardous substances on your premises,... Read more
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Use of a petrol-driven lawnmower
Safety procedure - use of a petrol-driven lawnmowerTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how a petrol-driven lawnmower should be used; for example, how the risks associated with moving machinery parts, blades,... Read more
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Use of a power-operated crosscut saw
Safety procedure - use of power-operated crosscut sawTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how a crosscut saw should be used; for example, how the risks associated with moving machinery parts, blades, guarding... Read more
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Use of a petrol-driven chainsaw
Safety procedure - use of a petrol-driven chainsawTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how a chainsaw should be used; for example, how the risks associated with moving machinery parts, blades, flying debris... Read more
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Use of a bench-mounted drilling machine
Safety procedure - use of a bench-mounted drilling machineTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how a bench-mounted drilling machine should be used; for example, how the risks associated with moving machinery... Read more
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Use of a petrol-driven hedge trimmer
Safety procedure - use of a petrol-driven hedge trimmerTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how a hedge trimmer should be used; for example, how the risks associated with moving machinery parts, blades, flying... Read more
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Use of a hop-up
Safety procedure - use of a hop-upTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how a hop-up should be used; for example, how the risks associated with working at height, stability etc. should be managed.  What to do?If... Read more
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Use of a petrol-driven strimmer
Safety procedure - use of a petrol-driven strimmerTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how a strimmer should be used; for example, how the risks associated with moving machinery parts, blades, flying debris... Read more
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Use of a metalworking lathe - general
Safety procedure - use of a metalworking lathe - generalTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how a metalworking lathe should be used; for example, how the risks associated with moving machinery parts, guarding... Read more
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Portable appliance testing
Safety procedure - portable appliance testingTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how portable appliance testing should be completed safely; for example, by making sure that power sources are isolated and test... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Replacing machinery guarding
Safety procedure - replacing machinery guardingTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how replacing machinery guarding should be completed; for example, how the risks associated with manual handling, electrical... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Storage of cleaning chemicals
Safety procedure - storage of cleaning chemicalsTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how cleaning chemicals should be handled and stored safely. What to do?If you store cleaning chemicals on your premises, you... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Storage of hazardous substances
Safety procedure - storage of hazardous substancesTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how hazardous substances should be handled and stored safely. What to do?If you store hazardous substances on your premises,... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Removing asbestos cement debris
Safety procedure - removing asbestos cement debrisTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how asbestos cement debris should be removed. What to do?If you're removing asbestos cement debris, you need to make sure... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Toilet and restroom cleaning
Safety procedure - toilet and restroom cleaningTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how toilet and restroom cleaning should be completed safely; for example, how the risks associated with manual handling and... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Setting up display screen equipment
Safety procedure - setting up display screen equipmentTo ensure computer workstations are set up properly, your staff should follow a prescribed system. Doing so will ensure that all workstations comply with legal requirements and won't cause the user any problems.  What to do?To ensure that you give... Read more
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Office moves
Safety procedure - office movesTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how an office move should be completed safely; for example, how the risks associated with manual handling should be managed. What to do?If... Read more
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Draining vehicle petrol tanks
Safety procedure - draining vehicle petrol tanksTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how fuel should be drained from a vehicle petrol tank; for example, by making sure that staff wear appropriate personal protective... Read more
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Moving heavy objects
Safety procedure - moving heavy objectsTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out safe methods of moving heavy objects. What to do?If you're moving heavy objects, you need to make sure that those involved are safe.... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Inspecting metal extension ladders
Safety procedure - inspecting metal extension laddersTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how a ladder should be inspected. What to do?If you're inspecting a ladder, you need to make sure that all of the relevant... Read more
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Disposal of broken glass
Safety procedure - disposal of broken glassTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how broken glass should be disposed of. What to do?If you're disposing of broken glass, you need to make sure that those involved... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Handling gas cylinders
Safety procedure - handling gas cylindersTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out safe methods of handling gas cylinders. What to do?If you're handling gas cylinders, you need to make sure that those involved are... Read more
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Office cleaning
Safety procedure - office cleaningTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how office cleaning should be completed safely; for example, how the risks associated with manual handling and the use of potentially hazardous... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Manual handling - team lifting
Safety procedure - manual handling - team liftingTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out safe methods of manual handling using a team of people. What to do?If you're manual handling, you need to make sure that... Read more
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Disposal of sharps
Safety procedure - disposal of sharpsTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how sharps should be disposed of. What to do?If you're disposing of sharps, you need to make sure that those involved in dealing with... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Dealing with suspicious packages
Safety procedure - dealing with suspicious packagesTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how potentially dangerous packages should be handled. What to do?If you receive a suspicious package, you need to make... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Clearing gutters
Safety procedure - clearing guttersTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how clearing gutters should be completed safely; for example, how the risks associated with working at height should be managed. What to... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Commercial kitchen cleaning - general
Safety procedure - commercial kitchen cleaning - generalTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how kitchen cleaning should be completed safely; for example, how the risks associated with manual handling or the... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Charging forklift truck batteries
Safety procedure - charging forklift truck batteriesTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how charging forklift truck batteries should be completed safely. What to do?If you're charging forklift truck batteries,... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Connecting and disconnecting propane cylinders
Safety procedure - connecting and disconnecting propane cylindersTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how connecting and disconnecting propane cylinders should be completed safely. What to do?If you're connecting... Read more
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Changing wheels on vehicles
Safety procedure - changing wheels on vehiclesTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how changing wheels on vehicles should be completed safely. What to do?If you're changing wheels on vehicles, you need to make... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Connecting and disconnecting a 3.9kg butane cylinder
Safety procedure - connecting and disconnecting a 3.9kg butane cylinderTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how connecting and disconnecting a 3.9kg butane cylinder should be completed safely. What to do?If... Read more
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Cleaning external windows
Safety procedure - cleaning external windowsTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how cleaning windows should be completed safely; for example, how the risks associated with working at height should be managed.... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Use of a telehandler
Method statement - use of a telehandlerBecause of the risks associated with a telehandler, e.g. securing loads, operating on rough terrain etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're operating a telehandler, you need to make sure that those involved... Read more
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Use of joiners-carpenters handtools
Method statement - use of joiners'/carpenters' handtoolsBecause of the risks associated with using handtools, e.g. manual handling, sharp edges, blades, flying debris, dust etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're using carpenters' tools,... Read more
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Use of mechanical excavator
Method statement - use of mechanical excavatorBecause of the risks associated with mechanical excavators, e.g. working near the edge of the excavation, moving machinery parts, cable strikes etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're using a... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Use of forward tipping dumpers
Method statement - use of forward tipping dumpersBecause of the risks associated with driving a dumper, e.g. overturning, working in areas with pedestrians, working next to deep excavations etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're operating... Read more
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Working in roof spaces which contain MMMF insulation
Method statement - working in roof spaces which contain MMMF insulationBecause of the risks associated with working in insulated loft spaces, e.g. skin rashes, breathing difficulties etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're working in loft... Read more
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Using a tower scaffold
Method statement - using a tower scaffoldBecause of the risks associated with using a tower scaffold, e.g. manual handling, working at height etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're using a tower scaffold, you need to make sure that those... Read more
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Work on contaminated land
Method statement - work on contaminated landBecause of the risks associated with working on contaminated land, e.g. manual handling, exposure to hazardous substances, the use of plant and machinery, working near the edge of an excavation etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff... Read more
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Working on the highway
Method statement - working on the highwayBecause of the risks associated with working on the highway, e.g. fast moving traffic, manual handling, plant and machinery, you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're working on a public highway, you need... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Reinstating/laying paving slabs
Method statement - reinstating/laying paving slabsBecause of the risks associated with reinstating and laying paving slabs, e.g. manual handling, the use of plant and machinery, working near roads etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're laying... Read more
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Transporting goods by road
Method statement - transporting goods by roadBecause of the risks associated with transporting good by road, e.g. driver hours, safe driving, working on sites that are not controlled by you etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're transporting... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Underground service detection
Method statement - underground service detectionBecause of the risks associated with service detection, e.g. electric cable and gas pipe strikes following excavation, you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're detecting underground services, you need... Read more
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Repairing potholes with cold lay tarmac
Method statement - repairing potholes with cold lay tarmacBecause of the risks associated with working with tarmac, e.g. manual handling, the use of plant and machinery, exposure to hazardous substances etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're... Read more
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Removing dead legs in water systems
Method statement - removing dead legs in water systemsBecause of the risks associated with removing dead legs in water systems, e.g. legionella bacteria, manual handling, water being held under pressure etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're... Read more
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Tree felling using a chainsaw
Method statement - tree felling using a chainsawBecause of the risks associated with chainsaws, e.g. serious lacerations, manual handling, falling trees etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're using a chainsaw, you need to make sure that... Read more
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Temporary hoarding erection
Method statement - temporary hoarding erectionBecause of the risks associated with erecting temporary hoarding to protect your site, e.g. manual handling, working on roads, the use of handtools etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're erecting... Read more
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Removing asbestos cement roofing sheets
Method statement - removing asbestos cement roofing sheetsBecause of the risks associated with asbestos, e.g. exposure to potentially fatal fibres, manual handling etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're working with asbestos, you need to... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Removal of excavated materials
Method statement - removal of excavated materialsBecause of the risks associated with removing materials from excavations, e.g. manual handling, the use of plant and machinery, working near the edge of the excavation etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What... Read more
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Removing a WC system
Method statement - removing a WC systemBecause of the risks associated with removing a WC system, e.g. manual handling, biological hazards etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're removing a WC system, you need to make sure that those involved... Read more
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Drilling into textured coatings
Method statement - drilling into textured coatingsBecause of the risks associated with drilling into textured coatings, e.g. manual handling, exposure to asbestos, striking a pipe or cable etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're drilling... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Hot cutting (hot work)
Method statement - hot cutting (hot work)Because of the risks associated with hot work, e.g. manual handling, fires, burns etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're completing hot works, you need to make sure that those carrying it out are... Read more
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Laying a hot lay tarmac pavement
Method statement - laying a hot lay tarmac pavementBecause of the risks associated with laying a pavement, e.g. manual handling, the use of plant and machinery, hot work, exposure to hazardous substances etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Fitting a hardwood window frame
Method statement - fitting a hardwood window frameBecause of the risks associated with fitting windows, e.g. manual handling, the use of handtools, dust, debris etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're fitting windows, you need to make sure... Read more
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Reinstating excavations
Method statement - reinstating excavationsBecause of the risks associated with removing materials from excavations, e.g. manual handling, the use of plant and machinery, working near the edge of the excavation etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If... Read more
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Oxy-acetylene welding on site
Method statement - oxy-acetylene welding on siteBecause of the risks associated with welding, e.g. arc eye, burns, fires etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're welding, you need to make sure that those involved are safe. However, you don't... Read more
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Pollarding trees
Method statement - pollarding treesBecause of the risks associated with pollarding trees, e.g. manual handling, the use of plant and machinery, chainsaws, working at height etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're pollarding trees, you need... Read more
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Cleaning and disinfecting a domestic cold water storage tank
Method statement - cleaning and disinfecting a domestic cold water storage tankBecause of the risks associated with water tanks, e.g. legionella bacteria,  manual handling, working in confined spaces etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Drilling holes into wood
Method statement - drilling holes into woodBecause of the risks associated with drilling into wood, e.g. manual handling, dust, flying debris etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're drilling into wood, you need to make sure that those involved... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Drilling holes into concrete
Method statement - drilling holes into concreteBecause of the risks associated with drilling holes into concrete, e.g. manual handling, dust, noise, flying debris etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're drilling into concrete, you need to... Read more
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Erection of a tower scaffold - 3T method
Method statement - erection of a tower scaffold - 3T method Because of the risks associated with erecting tower scaffolds, e.g. manual handling, working at height etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're erecting a tower scaffold, you need... Read more
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Installing MMMF insulation
Method statement - installing MMMF insulationBecause of the risks associated with working with insulation, e.g. manual handling, skin burns and irritation, breathing difficulties etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're working with insulation,... Read more
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Fitting an external hardwood door and frame
Method statement - fitting an external hardwood door and frameBecause of the risks associated with fitting doors, e.g. manual handling, the use of handtools, dust, debris etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're fitting doors, you need to... Read more
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Drilling into ceramic tiles
Method statement - drilling into ceramic tilesBecause of the risks associated with drilling into tiles, e.g. dust, flying debris, hitting a buried cable or pipe etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're drilling into ceramic tiles, you need... Read more
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Controlling dust on construction sites
Method statement - controlling dust on construction sitesBecause of the risks associated with dust generated on a construction site, e.g. breathing difficulties etc., it's vital that they are controlled.  However, in order for this task to be completed safely, you must identify the safe systems of work... Read more
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Paint stripping
Method statement - paint strippingBecause of the risks associated with stripping paint, e.g. manual handling, exposure to potentially hazardous substances, dust, debris etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're stripping paint, you need to... Read more
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Handling and storage of materials
Method statement - handling and storage of materialsBecause of the risks associated with handling and storage of materials, e.g. physical injury cased by excessive manual handling, stock collapsing, etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're... Read more
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Erection of a tower scaffold - advanced guard rail system
Method statement - erection of a tower scaffold - advanced guard rail systemBecause of the risks associated with erecting a tower scaffold, e.g. manual handling, working at height etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're erecting a tower scaffold,... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Installing replacement PVC doors
Method statement - installing replacement PVC doorsBecause of the risks associated with fitting doors, e.g. manual handling, the use of handtools, dust, debris etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're fitting doors, you need to make sure that... Read more
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Installing replacement PVC windows
Method statement - installing replacement PVC windowsBecause of the risks associated with fitting windows, e.g. manual handling, the use of handtools, dust, debris etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're fitting windows, you need to make... Read more
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Post and rail fence erection
Method statement - post and rail fence erectionBecause of the risks associated with putting up a fence, e.g. manual handling, the use of plant and machinery, working near the edges of an excavation etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're... Read more
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Flushing and disinfection of new hot and cold water systems
Method statement - flushing and disinfection of new hot and cold water systemsBecause of the risks associated with disinfecting a water system, e.g. manual handling, the use of hazardous substances etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're... Read more
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Installing a WC system
Method statement - installing a WC systemBecause of the risks associated with installing a WC system, e.g. manual handling, water being held under pressure etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're installing a WC system, you need to make sure... Read more
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Installing copper pipework
Method statement - installing copper pipeworkBecause of the risks associated with installing copper pipework, e.g. manual handling, hot work, working in confined spaces etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're installing copper pipework, you... Read more
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Excavations over 1.2 metres
Method statement - excavations over 1.2 metresBecause of the risks associated with excavations, e.g. manual handling, trench collapse, service strikes etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're excavating a trench, or a hole in the ground, you... Read more
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Delivery of materials
Method statement - delivery of materialsBecause of the risks associated with delivery vehicle movements, e.g. staff becoming trapped or run over, working in loading bays etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're delivering materials, you need... Read more
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Connecting and disconnecting a 7kg-15kg butane cylinder
Safety procedure - connecting and disconnecting a 7kg to 15kg butane cylinderTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how connecting and disconnecting a 7kg to 15kg butane cylinder should be completed safely. What... Read more
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Type: Procedure

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