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Method Statement Support

With our method statement support services, you’ll have all the tools you need to maintain the highest levels of Health & Safety in your workplace. 

At Citation, we provide method statement support to give a competitive edge to small-medium sized businesses across the UK. We have 25 years of experience working with organisations in the construction sector, helping to support them in the tendering process and in always ensuring safety. 

Method statements are essential for managing Health & Safety risks in a workplace. They outline the steps you need to take to carry out tasks safely, as well as specifying any resources needed.

What is a method statement?

Method statements are documents that provide clear instructions on how to carry out a job safely, to prevent potential accidents.

The aim of a method statement is to make sure the right people are appointed to complete the work. A method statement will help to ensure the safety of employees while also providing a clear schedule for all those involved –  including any special measures. For example, if any part of a building needs to be closed temporarily, or if power needs to be isolated.

Method statements are used in lots of sectors, but they’re predominantly used in the construction industry. They fall under the requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and are seen as one way of meeting your duty to assess, manage and communicate Health & Safety risks.

Why are method statements important?

Method statements are an important part of Health & Safety, no matter what industry you’re in whether that’s care, engineering or manufacturing. The reason why these documents are so important is because they make sure that Health & Safety measures/arrangements as defined by your Health & Safety policy, are implemented and being followed. Using all three – your policy, method statements and risk assessments is the best way to keep your employees safe.

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Why work with Citation?

Access to qualified Health & Safety consultants

Our support lines are manned by highly qualified Health & Safety professionals with many years of commercial experience, providing you with easy access to reliable advice.

Access to Atlas 

Easily assign, acknowledge and track method statement progress with our online platform, Atlas.

Great customer service

Our 4.2* Trustpilot rating reflects our commitment to excellent customer service.

What is a risk assessment method statement (RAMS)?

A risk assessment method statement (RAMS) includes step-by-step instructions on how to carry out a job safely. It also includes details of the risks associated with the activity. Anyone should be able to pick up these documents and understand the risks and what they should do to mitigate those risks. 

risk assessment is a process carried out by an appointed Health & Safety inspector to identify potential safety hazards. RAMS are the documents they use to detail the findings of their risk assessment. Whilst a risk assessment is used to identify hazards and risks, a method statement defines the actions of caution around the risk.

Method statement support from Citation

Our Health & Safety advisors work alongside you to provide support in the following areas:

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We recently had a full day session with Andrew Mullins from Citation to make sure our Risk Assessments, Method Statements and COSHH Assessments are up to standard. I would recommend this service to anyone who is a little unsure and wants clarification on what they are already doing.

K Bond

Lee Smith was very patient, explained how to use the Atlas platform, gave me tips and a better understanding of risk assessments and method statements. I didn’t feel like I was being rushed and felt I could ask questions as we went along with the training session.


Great Help. Had face to face meeting with Steven Tait, he is a wealth of knowledge, friendly, helpful and very engaging. Has helped tremendously with Risk Assessments, Method Statements, SSOW and much more. Great help for any small business.

Liam Boyle

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Our team have unrivalled Health & Safety knowledge, years of industry experience, and a unique, friendly approach. Our attentive customer service has helped countless organisations stay compliant with Health & Safety legislation and keep their employees safe.

As well as method statement support, we also provide assistance with Health & Safety policiesfire safety proceduressafe working practices and more. This way, we can make it easy to uphold the highest standards of Health & Safety within your organisation.

To learn more about how we can provide method statement support, get in touch with our Health & Safety consultants today. Call us on  0345 844 1111 or hit the button below. You can also browse our full range of Health & Safety services.

Method statement FAQs

  • Are method statements a legal requirement?

    While safe work method statements are not a legal requirement, their counterpart risk assessments are. This is why comprehensive RAMS documents exist, it’s not only identifying the risks and hazards that’s important, but also what you intend to do about them.

  • Who prepares method statements?

    These documents should be prepared by your appointed competent person. However, if you’re considering partnering with Citation we’ll work alongside your competent person using our method statement support to ensure they are clear and easy to follow for employees, stakeholders and other parties involved.

  • What should a method statement include?

    Method statements should include a description of the work to be carried out, start dates, and estimations of the length of the project being undertaken. 

    Method statements need to contain the local environmental risks that may affect a project and safety risks that pose a threat to employee safety. 

    The method statement can also include what equipment is going to be used for the job (if there is any training needed to use specialist equipment it’s important that this is noted too).


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