New Loft Insulation - METHOD STATEMENT

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New Loft Insulation - METHOD STATEMENT


Project Name:

New build

Method Statement Title:

Loft Insulation

Risk Assessment:

L2 Rev2

     Start Date: Expiry Date:

    Validity 04 April 2009 May 2010

    Revision Amendment Details Authorization

Original N/A

    2 Detail section amended NB

Known Hazards:

Vehicles, Electricity, Working at height, Mineral fibre insulations,

Means of Access:

    Location Roof space of properties Equipment Required Step/ladders (Class 1)/short


Details of Work:

    The laying of new mineral fibre roll insulation material between and over the ceiling joists in roof spaces of properties being constructed.

    On arrival at the site the installers will report to the site manager to receive any instructions and necessary access to the properties; the vehicle will be parked adjacent to the property so as not to cause an obstruction to any other trades, if required by site procedures once unloaded the vehicle will be removed to a central parking

    area. Equipment and materials will be unloaded so that they do not obstruct the roadway or access for any other trade within properties, i.e. hallways; steps/ladders will be placed on a firm footing with any stays fully

    extended for stability directly under the access hatch. Task lighting should be positioned so that the roof area can be seen clearly and the position of roof joists easily identified; material stacked within the roof space should

    not obscure the roof access hatch area so that it cannot be seen clearly, gloves and face masks are worm

    when handling open material packs in the roof space so as to avoid inhalation of loose fibres. Empty packs and waste material should not be thrown from open access hatch so as to cause a hazard to other trades working in the property and should be removed to the vehicle on completion of the work leaving the work area clean and tidying. When cutting insulation this should be done away from any electrical cables so as to avoid possible

    damage and electrical shock. Installers should wear high visibility jackets so as to be notice by other plant operators. On completion and before leaving site installers should report to the site manager.

    Any accidents occurring on site should be reported to the site manager and the company supervisor immediately


One number visiting supervisor

Labour Required: Competency:

Number of installers 2 Specialist skills required: None

     Who is responsible for day to day control

    Health & Safety Monitoring: Contracts Director & Site Supervisor

Is a Permit to Work Required: No

If yes give details:

Personal Protective Equipment:

    List of Equipment Issued Instruction Given

Gloves Installers have received

    Work boots instruction in the correct Face masks use and maintenance of Hard hats PPE Eye protection

Hazardous Substances:

Will asbestos be disturbed: N/A

    List of hazardous substances that will be used: Glassfibre insulation (COSHH Ref GL1)

Protection will be achieved by: PPE


    Air sampling Although mineral fibre is class as an irritant it is

    considered air sampling is not required at this


Occupational health assessments Not required

Plant Inspection and Training:

    List of Plant Inspection Has Training been given?

Step ladders Visual checks are carried out by Yes

     Lighting installers prior to use and additional

     checks are carried out periodically

     by supervisors.

Emergency Procedures:

    Possible causes of on site emergency: Fall from step ladder, Fall through ceiling

     Fall from vehicle, Electrocution, Tripping

    Contact details: Telephone Number: Mobile Number:

     Emergency services 999

     Contracts Director


Protection for Non Employees:

    This is achieved by: Adopting good housekeeping techniques and not

     allowing waste and material to accumulate so as to

     cause an hazard

Public Nuisance:

Possible sources of nuisance to neighbours: N/A

Who is responsible for communicating these to neighbours: N/A

Environmental Controls:

    Disposal Method: Possible Threats: Waste that will be generated:

     Removed to skips on site or None known Polythene wrappings and waste returned to depot, polythene is mineral fibre recycled

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