Method Statement

Below is an example method statement that our fitting team, Complete Office follow when making our furniture deliveries.

You can download a copy of it in PDF format Method Statement.

METHOD STATEMENT
For the delivery and installation of office furniture.

1) DESCRIPTION OF WORKS

2) PROJECT TEAM

The following team will be put into place for this project –

3) SUPERVISION

The site Supervisor as named above will be briefed by the Project Manager prior to arrival on site, and will carry out a pre-­‐installation site visit. Supervisory staffs are usually utilised at a ratio of not less than 1 Supervisor to 10 operatives.

The Supervisor will check access points, goods lifts, and general condition of interior finishes in order pre-­‐empting problems which might arise during installation. All deliveries will be booked in with the building manager for set times as per the project requests. .

4) SITE LABOUR

Site labour shall consist of trained installers and handlers under the guidance of the Supervisor.

5) SITE PLANT

Site plant shall normally consist of
• Soft wheeled skates
• Battery operated hand-­‐held power tools
• Fixing kits and hand-­‐held tools

6) SITE ACCESS AND WORKING AREA REQUIREMENTS

Site access to be determined.

All deliveries made within the time parameters agreed with the client. Vehicle and name details will be booked in by the Project Manager.

All packaging will be removed from the working floor using relevant recycling waste bins and taken away to a recycling facility by CW using the same access routes.

7) SITE REGULATIONS

Complete Workspace Operate a strict no eating, drinking or smoking policy on all sites and all personnel will wear uniforms at all times. The Site Supervisor will liaise with the appointed contact to establish the following items.
a) Welfare facilities
b) Catering
c) Supervisor to record all personnel on site
d) Any additional site regulations required to be adhered to.

8) HEALTH & SAFETY (INC. PROTECTION OF PUBLIC)

All personnel are fully conversant with the Manual Handling regulations and will always work in teams of two when handling heavy and awkward items. CW supply all suitable clothing and footwear together with various mechanical aids such as battery powered tools, (PAT Tested), trolley and barrows. A central storage area will be established for safe storage purposes when they are not in use.

All staff will attend the appointed local Health & Safety induction course if required and will appoint an officer for such to ensure that these regulations are adhered to on site.

9) BUILDING PROTECTION

The appointed Complete Workspace Supervisor will carry out a site survey to determine the precise access routes that shall be used on the project, the client will recommend a list of additional building protection required over that already supplied and installed by the client if necessary. This includes the use of the following:

a. Hardboard for use on Marble and stone floors and any preferred carpet walkways b. Correx on risk factor doors and walls where required.
c. Lift protection if required.
d. Rubber wheeled skates / dollies allowing floor protection.

All protection will be laid before commencement of works to the areas agreed and fixed using low tack tape so as not to leave any marks after completion. The protection will then be lifted and areas tidied after all works have been finished.

10) INSTALLATION AND RELOCATION

All items will be constructed and installed by the Installation team, during the programmed hours. The team will be responsible to the Site Supervisor and subsequently the Project Manager who will set and maintain objectives.

Installations and relocations will be undertaken in accordance with British Standard Health & Safety regulations.

Fitters usually work in pairs and are monitored by the site supervisor. Tasks are allocated one at a time in order to allow for a regular check on progress

Work shall be divided into areas, to be completed in a logical sequence, with each area being substantially completed, where possible, before a further area is commenced.
Waste shall be disposed of in a manner that complies with ISO14001

All CW personnel have been fully trained in the installation of the office furniture products relevant to this project. The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that all technical information is available for reference purposes.

11) SNAGGING / SIGN OFF

Once each area has been completed, the installers responsible will complete a quality checklist, of which the site supervisor will check and countersign. Once an area has been snagged, this document will form part of the final sign off procedure, prior to hand over to the client.

The Site Supervisor is responsible for carrying out all snagging procedures. This will entail an inspection of each area together with either the appointed contact and/or a representative from the client. We undertake to produce clean drawings of each area, upon which any snags can be marked, for signature by both/all parties. Thereafter all issues can be quickly and efficiently resolved.

12) FINAL CLEAN

On practical completion CW will agree a programme to provide a final clean of the product on sites clear of other contractors etc.