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3. Cctv Method Statement Gn 3 (v1) February 2009




CCTV Method Statements A basic guide to preparation Introduction The purpose of a method statement is to ensure that safety critical work is carried out in a particular sequence. There are few examples where their definitive requirements are laid down by statute or other regulatory standard. Where they do exist they are predominantly for  high-risk activities such as licensed asbestos removal, demolition and steel erection. In these cases, not only is a method statement a legal requirement, but also its structure and format are clearly defined. The general principle is to ensure that a safe system of work applies to all work activities and as such such a metho method d statem statemen entt is an ideal ideal way way to prove that the risks risks assoc associa iated ted with a particular activity has been carefully considered and appropriate controls implemented. implemented. Format The actua actuall forma formatt is depe depend nden entt on the work work being being undert undertake aken n and and the organi organisa satio tiona nall arrangements in place but generally the following headings should be present: 1. Organisa Organisation tion/com /company pany in contro controll of the operatio operation n 2. Named Named individ individual ual respon responsibl sible e for the the activity activity and and its safety safety 3. Name of of method method stateme statement nt origina originator tor and and authorisa authorisation tion date date 4. Arrangeme Arrangements nts for changi changing/d ng/deviat eviating ing from from method method statemen statementt 5. Gener General al descri descripti ption on of activ activity ity 6. Location Location of activit activity y includin including g access access and restriction restrictions s 7. General General working working environm environment ent consider consideration ations, s, e.g. temperatu temperature re and wind speed speed 8. Protection Protection of others others,, e.g. e.g. membe members rs of the public public 9. Emergenc Emergency y procedure procedures, s, including including locati location on of emergen emergency cy equipmen equipmentt 10. Identity of operatives operatives (and any any specific training or or certification required) required) 11. Requirements Requirements for Personal Personal Protective Protective Equipment Equipment 12. Plant and equipment equipment used, used, including safety precautions precautions and restrictions restrictions 13. Materials information information e.g. hazard information information and storage/transport storage/transport requirements requirements 14. Work sequence, sequence, including including associated associated risks and required required control measures measures for each stage. 15. Safety checks/clearances checks/clearances at specific stages 16. Final clearance clearance that activity activity is completed completed to specification specification 17. Any other additional additional information information that may be be relevant Guidance Note GN 3 (V1) February 2009 CCTV The list above is not exhaustive and a method statement may or may not include each and every item. However as a minimum it must achieve the following objectives:• • • • It should be up to date, identifiable and its source accountable It should contain the sequence of works It should identify the associated risks and control measures It should state actions/authorisation required to deviate from method statement Below is an example method statement for relatively low risk activities. It can be as simple or  as detailed as the job/risk requires, so long as it meets the four main objectives. Guidance Note GN 3 (V1) February 2009 CCTV Method Statement Contract Manager: Mr J Long  Site Supervisor: Mr R Powell  Originator: D Ward Position: Contracts Director Date:13/04/2006 This method statement is critical to the health and safety of the activity(ies) it relates to. It is to be strictly adhered to. Any deviation must first be authorised by the Site Supervisor. Planned Task/Activity Description: Installation of New CCTV Equipment at Existing Points Location and Access: (attached plan as appropriate) Located at right side of building, Access via car park Working Environment & Restrictions: Exterior to main building in car park area Protection of others: Immediate area around camera to be cordoned of with cones and safety tape Emergency Procedures: Normal site evacuation procedure to apply Operatives/Competence: IPAF trained operatives in attendance Personal Protective Equipment: Safety Harness, High Visibility Vests, Safety Footwear, Hard Hats, Goggles Plant & Equipment: Mobile Elevating Work Platform, Cordless Drill Materials Handling/Storage & Safety Information: All material stored in MEWP either secured by lanyards or placed in fixed containers Critical Stages: (must be undertaken in correct sequence) 1. Contact site representative on arrival and undertake induction 2. Isolate electrical circuit to existing CCTV camera at circuit protective device, remove and keep fuse and place warning sign 3. Transport Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) to location of camera 4. Cordon off immediate area with cones and safety tape 5. Enter MEWP, ensuring that safety harness is attached to anchor point and all equipment is attached to lanyards 6. Ensure that MEWP is level on ground and that outriggers are in place 7. Carefully manoeuvre MEWP to required height 8. Carefully remove existing cabling from old camera, and remove camera from brackets by undoing fixings and place into fixed containers 9. Install new CCTV camera to bracket with new fixings and reattach pre-existing wiring 10. Inspect cable tray for damage or uncoupling and either replace or reconnect cable try to the structure Guidance Note GN 3 (V1) February 2009 CCTV 11. Return MEWP to ground level 12. Remove MEWP and safety cordon from location of CCTV camera 13. Re-energise circuit and undertake testing in accordance with B.S.7671 17th Edition I.E.E. Wiring Regulations 14. Contact Site Representative and issue handover certificate. Final Clearance: (Work/Activity completed to satisfaction). Name Position: Date: Method Statement Guidance Note GN 3 (V1) February 2009 CCTV Contract Manager: Site Supervisor: Originator: Position: Date: This method statement is critical to the health and safety of the activity(ies) it relates to. It is to be strictly adhered to. Any deviation must first be authorised by the Site Supervisor. Planned Task/Activity Description: Location and Access: (attached plan as appropriate) Working Environment & Restrictions: Protection of others: Emergency Procedures: Operatives/Competence: Personal Protective Equipment: Plant & Equipment: Materials Handling/Storage & Safety Information: Critical Stages: (must be undertaken in correct sequence) Final Clearance: (Work/Activity completed to satisfaction). Name Guidance Note Position: Date: GN 3 (V1) February 2009