Introduction to this document

Method statement - removing dead legs in water systems

Because of the risks associated with removing dead legs in water systems, e.g. legionella bacteria, manual handling, water being held under pressure etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow. 

What to do?

If you’re removing dead legs in water systems, you need to make sure that those involved are safe. However, you don’t need overly long or complex paperwork to achieve this. To ensure that you give your staff sufficient practical guidance on how you wish the work to be undertaken without going overboard, use our sample Method Statement - Removing Dead Legs in Water Systems.

Clear guidance

This method statement is a written series of safe systems of work. It specifies the activities to be undertaken on a stage-by-stage basis. It also details the precautions necessary to protect those involved in the work, including other contractors, members of the public and anyone else who may be affected by the work.

Note. You may wish to add additional information/boxes to your form. However, we suggest that you don’t remove any of those that we’ve included. This is because our document follows industry standards and covers all the information that should be included in such a document.

Make it specific to the work

The first few boxes on the document should be used to identify which job the method statement applies to. Here you should state the site location, client, start date and details of any drawings which need to be followed.