Method Statement for Installation of Black Iron Gas Pipe

This is an example method statement describing the safe work method for installing black iron gas pipe.

The full method statement is part of a special gas pipe safety pack, where risk assessments for slips trips and falls and work at height are included as well as COSHH Assessments for pipe threading oil and for pipe joint compound. For more Information and to purchase this pack please visit HERE


To Complete installation of new Black Iron Gas pipe onto walls Unistrut fixings and Gas Meter Box’s.



Starts Monday the 27th of July 2013

Welfare and First Aid:

Client premises, first aid carried in works van.

Reducing Risk:

1.            Adherence to company health & safety Policy.

2.            Use of PPE at all times.

3.            Adherence to good housekeeping practices.

4.            Ensure training of all staff is carried out.

5.            All gas work to be carried out by qualified and certified staff only.

Health, Safety and Environmental Assessments:

RA001- Slips, Trips & Falls

RA002- Manual Handling

RA003- Work At Height

RA004- Cutting Tools

COSHH Assessments:-

CO1-Boss White- Pipe Jointing Compound

CO2-Ronol Thread Cutting Oil

Related Assessments:



The works will be supervised by qualified and experienced persons.


Staff include fully qualified CORGI registered Gas fitters (Gas Safe Registered)



Plant / Equipment:

Battery powered drills and screwdrivers.

Hand tools

Pipe threading machine (Ridgid 300)


Full PPE

Cut-off saw

Handheld Core drilling Machine

Work Method:

Verify with Main Contractors Site Agent to confirm that the latest revision drawings and specifications have been issued.

Safety signs and barriers will be erected where works will be carried out, in particular “Men Working Above” signs where required.

The Rigid 300 Pipe threading machine will be erected in a suitable safe area and will have keep out signs as well as a barrier to warn of machinery in use.

Gas Meter boxes will be installed at low level.

Unistrut support trays will be installed following the designed route.

The Black Iron Pipework will be installed and clipped to the Unistrut supports.

50mm Holes will be drilled from the inside of the structure using a handheld 110v core drilling machine.

Works at higher level will be carried out from scaffolding erected by the Main Contractor, or via MEWPS (Mobile elevating work platforms), these will be supplied by the main contractor and only trained persons will operate any of these devices.

The works will be continually inspected to ensure that they are to the required specification.

Ridgid 300 Pipe threading Machine

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For Example Method statements and Risk Assessments Please check HERE