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Should a method statement be signed off by Senior management

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Should a method statement be signed off by Senior management and checked by health and safety before work starts
Hello, my name is***** am a solicitor on this site and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. There is no legal requirement for a method statement to be signed by senior management or even be checked by health and safety before it is introduced. The involvement of official health and safety representatives is not required by law and whether a senior manager has to sign it is down to the company itself and what their internal policies say on that matter. The lack of any signatures would not make the statement invalid as long as it has been considered carefully and the risk assessment carried out and it complies with whatever requirements it needs to in order to make it safe and proper.
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