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Reviewing Reports at Desk

Assessment of Risk
Health and Safety / Environmental

Prior to embarking on any activity WM completes a detailed Site -Specific Risk Assessment and Method Statement. The full Sequence of work, identifying hazards within each sequence, are documented within the method statement and include:

  • The Activity

  • The Associated Hazard

  • The Necessary Control measure to deal with the hazards

Site communications are also documented within the Method Statement and take into account:


  • Arrangements for the protection and notification of the public and other contractors whilst on site.

  • Arrangements for pedestrian routes, traffic routes and management plans including temporary traffic light installations, correct functioning checks and after hours monitoring procedures etc.

  • Risks by association are also documented within the Method Statement these include but are not limited to:-

    • Customers and members of the public entering the working area

    • Slips, Trips and Falls

    • Falls from height

    • Defective or unsuitable plant/tools and equipment

    • Manual handling

    • Dust incl. Silica dust

    • Vibration

    • Noise

    • Asbestos

    • Cable Strike or utility damage

    • Impact with moving vehicles

    • Working on construction sites

    • Chemical exposure

    • Exposure to contaminated materials

The method statement is continually reviewed as site conditions change as the works progress.

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