Method StatementsOnline Training Course

Method statements are often used to communicate safe systems of work between organisations and to those that are going to perform work. This course serves as a quick, simple, effective way of explaining how to develop, implement and maintain a method statement. It is also describes what to look out for if you are responsible for checking method statements prepared by others.

Our Method Statements Awareness training course includes access to the online training resources, the online Method Statements Test and a downloadable Method Statements Certificate on successful completion of the course.

Our Method Statements Awareness online training course and test is fully approved by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the CPD Certification Service. This is your assurance of quality.

  • 1 User

    £15.00 + VAT per user

  • 2 to 9 Users

    £12.00 + VAT per user

  • 10 to 49 Users

    £10.00 + VAT per user

  • 50 to 99 Users

    £7.50 + VAT per user

  • 100+ Users

    £6.50 + VAT per user

Special Offer

Our Method Statement Awareness online training course includes:

  • Online access to all the study materials that you need for the course
  • Interactive slideshows covering all the course syllabus
  • In-course quizzes to test your understanding as you progress through your course
  • Access to your end of course Method Statements test which you complete online
  • Your course certificate available for download as soon as you pass the end of course test

Approval by ROSPA gives you assurance that the technical content of this Method Statements online training course has been independently audited and approved.

Approval by the CPD Certification Service gives you the assurance that our Method Statements online training course conforms to universally accepted standards for continuing professional development (CPD).

Course content

Our online Method Statements training course covers:

  • What a method statement is
  • How method statements fit together with risk assessments
  • Why method statements are useful
  • Developing method statements, including:
    • Collecting information
    • Conducting the risk assessment
    • Producing the method statement
    • Agreeing the method statement
  • Contents of a method statement, including:
    • Scope and validity
    • Emergency arrangements
    • Key hazards and control measures
    • Permits
    • Description of the method / sequence of work
    • Details of the workforce involved
    • Details of personal protective equipment
    • Details of tools, plant and work equipment
    • Hazardous materials
    • Other relevant information
    • Briefing record
  • Using and maintaining a method statement, including what an effective method statement should have / be


Our Method Statements online training course includes an end of course test. Please see the assessment section for more information.

  • The end of course Method Statements test demonstrates the student’s understanding of the information contained within the course.
  • The test is taken online, so there is no need to attend a training centre.
  • The test consists of multiple choice questions.
  • Students must achieve at least 70% in the test to be awarded a pass and download their Method Statements Certificate.
  • Students that do not pass the test can retake it.
  • We do not charge for retaking the test, provided the course is completed before the course expiry date.

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This course can be purchased as a single course, or you can save money by purchasing it for more than one user (multiple courses must be purchased at the same time to receive the discount).
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You can also save costs by purchasing this course as part of a bundle offer. The bundle is made up of several approved-courses, including this one. Current bundle offers are shown on this page.

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Accessing the course

The course materials will work on any internet enabled device running an up to date internet browser. Each student will have 30 days from the date of purchase to log on and complete their course, unless the course is purchased as part of a bundle, in which case access will be for the duration of the bundle as advertised. The course does not need to be completed in one sitting. Students can log out and return any time up until the course is completed or until the 30 day access expires, unless the course is purchased as part of a bundle, in which case access will be for the duration of the bundle as advertised.

Course certificate

Students can download the course certificate as soon as they pass the online test.

Course expiry

Student’s access to the course will expire on completion of the course or after the 30 days from the original purchase (whichever is sooner). If the course is purchased as part of a bundle, then access will be for the duration of the bundle as advertised.

Method Statement Awareness Certificate

Students that complete this course are awarded a RoSPA approved and CPD certified Method Statement Awareness Certificate, which may be downloaded immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

RAMS is a term that is often used to describe the combination of risk assessments and method statements. This course deals, in detail, method statement aspect of RAMS.

About writing method statements yes, but you may also benefit from our risk assessment training.

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