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|Original Message Added : 6 Dec 2011 - (Edited : 6 Dec 2011)|
I run a small pressure washing company which as been running for about 2.5 years now mainly with residential work.
I have recently been approached by a contractor for a local council to quote to clean a large steel pedestrian bridge over a local River.
I went to the site today and met them and agreed that I would get a 'method statement' over to them with my quote and insurance details by the end of the week to present to the council.
Trouble is, I have never been asked for one of these, and I am not too sure what I have to put in it.
The guy I met understood I am a small firm and told me a few things I should put in, i.e closing bridge to public, using safe chemicals etc etc, but i'm still a bit stumped..
Can anyone offer me some pointers please? I would really like to take this job on, but I am worried my lack of business knowledge will let me down.
Thanks a lot.
|Reply : 6 Dec 2011|
I'm surprised you have to supply one as the contractor you are sub-to should be the one supplying this type of detail to the council.
|Reply : 6 Dec 2011|
|Reply : 5 Jan 2012|
I am sure you will have got this sorted now and hopefully got the contract.
In terms of method statements councils are looking to make sure you have the capability and capacity to do the work.
What information you include can vary by sector (my experience is social care) but generally speaking the statement (s) should address
health and safety, this could include health and safety policy. use of PPE, ear protectors, training of all staff, designated health and safety lead, registration with relevant bodies. Would be good to include that you will ensure the safety of the site for all users including those with any disabilities
human resources, numbers of staff, their background, training, supervision and quality assurance. If you intend to recruit staff to deliver the contract they might find it helpful to know that you have robust recruitment processes in place and experience of recruiting in the sector.
Quality assurance and management. what systems and processes you have in place to ensure that your resources are effective, both people and equipment, what checks do you do, how often etc
experience - whilst determining your capability the Council would expect you to reference previous relevant experience, outcomes and achievements.
Hope this gives some pointers
Care Excellence Partnership Ltd
|Reply : 26 Mar 2013|