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Safe work method statements - Structural steel erection

Workplace health and safety have developed a range of approved safe work method statements for the performance of high-risk activities and other work tasks associated with the erection of a structural steel frame or structure.

Click on the links below to take you to prepared safe work method statements.


Erection of bracing

Erection of columns

Erection of purlins and bridging

Erection of roof rafters

Erection of a structural steel frame

Erection of wall girts

Mechanical handling of components

Preparation and planning

Set-up of anchor bolts for erection



Elevated work platform

Forklift truck

Scissor lift


General issues

Motor vehicle

Site establishment

Working at heights


Angle grinder

Circular saw

Drop saw

Electrical extension lead


Impact wrench

Rotary hammer drill

Other tools

Air tools


Arc welder

Oxy acetylene equipment

How do I access a safe work method statement

Safe work method statements are emailed to you in a ready to use or print pdf format, and can be implemented with ease by employers at construction workplaces.
  • Work method statements are individualised to contain your organisations name, date of issue and date when document is to be reviewed.
Implementing the safe work method statement

Complete your company details, site specific details of the workplace and principal contractor, sign and date.

  • Consult with workers as to the content of the safe work method statement, and the means by which the task is to be performed.
  • Have workers read the safe work method statement, sign and date the sign off form for the task or activity.
  • Submit a copy of the signed safe work method statement, sign off registers completed by workers and any copies of the additional hazards, risks and controls form, and approval and change management form where applicable.

I can't find the safe work method statement I'm after

If you find that we don't have the safe work method statement you require, don't hesitate to contact us and we will be only to happy to prepare it for you.

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