HOW TO COMPLETE A METHOD STATEMENT

A Method Statement must be submitted for all Space-only stands to show who is responsible for the construction and dismantling of the stand, and how it will be constructed and dismantled. To help you, we have included a sample Method Statement, for your convenience.

Your Method Statement should include details of the following:

  • The named responsible person – the named employee on site who will be responsible for the construction and dismantling of the structure, as well as the person who will be the Health & Safety representative during the open period.
  • Details of the stand – location, dimensions and loadings.
  • Access for abnormal deliveries – show entry point into the hall and route to final position.
  • Build – the schedule and sequence in which the stand will be built.
  • Stability – the methods of ensuring stability at all times of individual sections, as well as the partially erected structure.
  • Lifting – outline the equipment to be used. Only the official lifting contractor, Agility is permitted to use fork-lifts in the Exhibition halls
  • Scaffolding – include details of temporary or mobile scaffolding, access towers and other work at height.
  • COSHH assessment information – any use of hazardous and/or toxic substances must be advised. Precautions and protection for all persons must be included.
  • Environment – highlight any unusually noisy or dust-creating activities.
  • Services – state where temporary services are to be brought on to the premises e.g. welding sets, compressors, major electrical equipment. Show how it will be used and the safety precautions taken to ensure compliance with the regulations.
  • Safety features – identify the safety equipment and precautions that you will provide on-site.
  • Exhibits – provide details of any exhibits that may provide a hazard to either the public and/or the operator. What are the special requirements for the exhibit and what are the measures/safeguards have you put in place?

The above is by no means exhaustive – Exhibitors may need to add further details depending on the stand and its construction.

Please ensure your Method Statement (and Risk Assessment) is sent to the Operations Team preferably via e-mail to Nadine or post to:

c/o Olivia Benton

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2017

2nd Floor Tower House,

Fairfax Street,

Bristol BS1 3BN

E: nadine@exact-events.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 7956 225883 (Nadine Alizade)

 

Method Statement

(Sample Only)

 

Who Do You Think You Are? Live Birmingham

 [Notes in italics are additional notes for each phase of the operation]

The provision of a method statement for the erection of all Space-only stands is now a requirement of the NEC and must be submitted with the stand plans to the Organiser. The legal requirement to conduct a risk assessment for this type of work (Health & Safety at Work Act 1974) will assist with the method statement.

Responsible Person(s)

INSERT NAME

Stand details & location

To be erected in Hall 2 NEC on stand X.  Surface total Xm2  Upper deck Xm2 structural calculation for a design load of X kg/m2, 2 stairs provided.

Access

No abnormal deliveries - please state estimated number of vehicles

Erection

We will erect the stand in two teams - one team for the upper deck and one team for the back wall, partition walls, displays etc (Forklift truck see hoisting)

Scheduling

Please state the estimated number of hours and personnel needed (within the time allowed) needed to safely complete your stand

Stability

Will be ensured at all times.  Procedure as follows: Upper deck structure consists of pillars and beams (heavy-duty steel beams of square section (20cm x 20cm consisting of IPB 200 steel).  Steps of Erection First frame assembled on floor, truck lifted into the vertical, held by temporary props.  Second frame will be likewise truck lifted to vertical and connected to first frame using beams.  Props will then be removed as this basic rectangular structure can stand for itself.  It will be positioned and aligned as appropriate. Any pillars and beams will then be connected to the basic structure one after the other (in sequence) until the upper deck is completed.  Wooden beams will be inserted into the steel beams to provide support for the platform floor boards (screwed to wooden beams).  Stairs will be assembled and attached to upper deck.  Before proceeding to any other work on the upper deck the balustrades/railings will be fitted.

Hoisting

Fork lift truck required for erection - 2 tonnes lifting capacity to be provided locally.

Certificates of competence

The appointed contractor holding the appropriate licence will operate the forklift.  Certificates may be required for inspection by Hall Management.

Temporary scaffolding

For erection of the back wall only a rolling platform will be provided by Expo partners and is designed and approved for a load of 2 kn/m5.  Due to restricted floor loading in parts of the building, the gross weights of power equipment and plant are to be provided.

Safety Features

The rolling platform is 1m x 2.5m and is equipped with a railing all around. Removable props on all corners ensure stability during erection.  Also include provisions to aid the prevention of falls from height including safe means of access and safe places of work.

Safety Equipment

Fire extinguishers, hard hats, first aid kits and safety harness form part of our operating equipment.

Services

State where it is proposed to use temporary services in the hall, i.e. welding sets, compressed air plants, major electrical eg. the National Hall equipment, how it will be used and safety provisions made to ensure compliance with hall regulations.

 

Environment

Any abnormal noisy or dust creating activities should be highlighted together with notification of any contractors providing special waste services.

COSHH

Any use of toxic and or hazardous substances whether temporary or for the final stand must be advised and include precautions planned for employees and adjacent persons.