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  • V.H.1

    Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement V.H.1TASK: Ventilation Canopy And Grease Filter Cleaning

    General Note : Ideally once the filters have been cleaned they should be completely free of grease

    and carbon deposits. In practice this may not be achievable resulting in only the surfaces being

    cleaned.

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    2 Operatives to check hoses. Note: Aluminium will not respond to a chemical clean.

    3

    Operatives to check that cleaning tank is in fit condition, no holes or damage to main body of tank.

    4 Operatives to dispense cleaning chemicals into tank as per the COSHH data sheet instructions. Fill

    tank with water to recommended level. Please see dip tank method in training manual.

    5 Operatives to carefully remove filters one by one from canopy and place into tank, taking care not to

    over stack filters. Note: filters can be easily damaged especially Vokes filters.

    6 Operatives to let filters in tank soak for a minimum of 10 minutes.

    7 After 10 minutes, operatives to remove filters one at a time from solution. Whilst also holding filters

    over the tank, clean the edges of the filters using a 'Greenie'.

    8 Operatives to place filters into the dip tank and repeat process until spray tank is full.

    9 Operatives to soak filters. If filters are aluminium do not use an sodium hydroxide based cleaning

    chemical.

    10Operatives to rinse filters in the disposal / cleaners sink and allow to dry.

    11 On completion, operatives to place filters carefully in drainage area and allow excess water to drain

    out.

    12 While filters are draining operatives to dismantle all other equipment ensuring that the cleaning and

    spray tanks are emptied and waste solution is disposed of safely on site.

    13 Once filters are dry, operatives to carry out a visual and manual quality inspection to ensure that all

    grease and other debris have been successfully removed from filters.

    14 Operatives are to replace the cleaned filters carefully back into the canopy.

    15 On completion of cleaning, operatives to dispose of all waste chemicals and materials on site and

    remove all cleaning equipment, chemicals and signage to company vehicle.

    16 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

    Ref jsb/pgh

  • V.H.1

    Specialist Hygiene Services Limited

    TASK: Ventilation cleaning: Specific considerations for U.V. (Ultra violet light)

    hoods

    What are they ?

    UV Hoods such as “Halton’s” MX range claim to keep the hood plenum and duct virtually grease-

    free and reduce part of the cooking odours and emissions. Based on the use of Ultraviolet lamps

    (UV-C) which neutralises grease vapours and particles.

    Effects of UVR on the eyes.

    According to the world health organisation responses of the human eye to acute overexposure of

    UV radiation include photokeratitis and photoconjunctivitis (inflammation of the cornea and the

    conjunctiva, respectively), more commonly known as snow blindness or welder.s flash.

    Symptoms range from mild irritation to sever pain and possibly irreversible damage.

    There is evidence that chronic exposure to intense levels of solar radiation is a contributory factor in

    the development of age-related macular degeneration of the retina and cortical cateracts, both a

    cause of blindness.

    Team & Surveyor instruction

    RULE 1. Always ensure UV light systems are full isolated.

    Effects of Ozone poisoning to engineers generated by UV Lamps.

    Ozone is widely promoted by ozone generating equipment companies and cleaning services for use

    in indoor building environments to deodorize, disinfect, "kill" mold, and for "general health". Ozone

    generators are also promoted for use to reduce the level of airborne particles, pollen, animal

    dander, and allergens, ostensibly to improve indoor air quality for asthmatics and people with

    allergies.

    Ozone or O3, or "trioxygen" is a molecule made of three oxygen atoms. In this form, and referred to

    as an "allotrope" of oxygen, ozone is an unstable gas - that means it breaks down into oxygen

    molecules.

    While ozone is helpful in the upper atmosphere (filtering out UV light rays), in lower atmosphere, or

    in buildings, it is an air pollutant that is harmful to humans and other animals, and a gas that can

    oxidize or "burn" plants or various materials found indoors.

    Exposure to a level you can smell or exposure to ozone over long periods at levels greater than

    0.05 ppm for 24 hours at a time is likely to be dangerous: [2], [3] Health hazards to humans and

    animals occur and can be severe at ozone levels used for indoor cleaning purposes. At least some

    people can smell levels of ozone down to 0.05 ppm. This odor-detection level is already half-way to

    the recommended limit. If you are generating ozone indoors, even at "low" levels a problem may be

    present. People become desensitized to odors in a short time, perhaps 20 minutes. So if you do not

    smell it, the ozone level could still be hazardous. Problems include:

    •Lung irritation and infection. Breathing pain, coughing, wheezing, difficulty when exercising.

    •Permanent lung damage.

    •Aggravation of pre-existing asthma

    •Increased risk of lung illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia

    •Reduced breathing capacity

  • V.H.1

    "Ozone is a highly toxic gas but even highly toxic substances can be encountered safely. The main

    concern with this material is that concentrations to which people are exposed do not average more

    than 0.1 ppm over an 8-hr day, and do not exceed that value by more than a factor of 2 or 3 during

    the exposure."

    Building and Engineering services ventilation group recommend teams and surveyors follow

    the following:-

    RULE 2: Switch off UV light and with filters in place team / client to run the fan for 1

    hour prior to removal of filters or hatches to allow ozone to dissipate into

    atmosphere.

  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement V.H.2TASK: High Level Ventilation Canopy Cleaning

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    2 Operatives are reminded that canopies can be fragile or may have loose screws or bolts, seams can

    be broken and surface dented or misshaped. It is the client's responsibility to sure any fire

    suppression systems are isolated. Team leader to check.

    3 Operatives to erect access equipment e.g.. stepladder or ladder in the correct and safe manner.

    Ladders to be erected at the correct angle of 1:4 (75º). If working between 2-6 metres height

    ladders must be footed or an approved ladder stopper or stabiliser used.

    4 Operatives to take care if leaning ladder on to canopy cover, if possible position ladder on to

    nearest solid surface instead, e.g. wall.

    5 Operatives to wear tool belt with all tools attached, this will leave both hands free for climbing and

    descending ladder or step ladder. Operatives are reminded not to climb above 4 rungs from the

    tops of ladders or step ladders.

    6 Operatives to clean canopy using the correct chemical on a clean cloth or 'Greenie'.

    7 Operatives to rinse off surface of canopy with clean water and polish dry using clean cloths, if

    necessary use stainless steel polish.

    8 On completion of cleaning, operatives to dispose of all waste chemicals and materials on site.

    Remove all cleaning equipment, chemicals and signage to company vehicle.

    9 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

    Ref jsb/pgh

  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement V.H.2b.TASK: High Level Ventilation Canopy Cleaning use of walkboards.

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    2 Operatives are reminded that canopies can be fragile or may have loose screws or bolts, seams can

    be broken and surface dented or misshaped. It is the client's responsibility to sure any fire

    suppression systems are isolated. Team leader to check.

    3 Operatives to erect access equipment e.g.. stepladder or ladder in the correct and safe manner.

    Ladders to be erected at the correct angle of 1:4 (75º). If working between 2-6 metres height

    ladders must be footed or an approved ladder stopper or stabiliser used.

    4

    Ladders next to Operatives at all times to allow access and egress. Please refer to toolboxes at the

    back of the training manuals. Walkboards to be used only if no other means of access is possible.

    5 All equipment used with walkboard must be cool! Walkboard checks to include:- Splits - Splits may

    occur along the face or ends. Splits are allowable up to the width of the plank.

    Saw Kerfs - Saw kerfs, cuts and drill holes damage planks. Do not re-use.

    Breaks - Face breaks occur from overloading. Inspect all planks carefully, as this condition may be

    difficult to detect. Do not re-use.

    Notches/Dents - Notching, hammer dents or other gouges damage planks. Do not re-use.

    Warping - Warped boards may cause tripping hazards.

    Contamination - Strong alkalis, oxidizing chemicals and acids attack and degrade wood. Do not re-

    use.

    6 Edge protection must be considered. Zigzag strips of anti-slip tape to outer sides above the

    walkboard. 3 points of contact at all times.

    7 Operatives to have carried out working at height training / toolbox.

    8 On completion of cleaning, operatives to dispose of all waste chemicals and materials on site.

    Remove all cleaning equipment, chemicals and signage to company vehicle.

    9 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

    Ref jsb/pgh

  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement V.H.3TASK: Ventilated Ceiling and Removable Ceiling Tile Cleaning

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required prior to work commencing.

    2 Operatives to check that any ceiling mounted, vent-axia type fans are turned off and controls

    isolated.

    3 Operatives to secure the work area. Check gas and electric of equipment below is turned off.

    Ensure all gas pilot lights are extinguished. Ensure all controls are isolated including air handling

    equipment. Ensure any fire suppression systems have been isolated by the client.

    4 Operatives to board over any open kitchen equipment e.g. hobs or ranges. Ensure equipment has

    cooled down sufficiently and cover all solid surfaces with appropriate sheeting.

    5 Operatives to set up access equipment e.g. trestle, step ladders, etc.

    6 Operatives to ascend access equipment and carry out sealing procedure of all holes and apertures.

    7 Operatives to descend to floor level and prepare cleaning solution as per the manufacturer's

    instructions. Note: refer to COSHH assessment supplied.

    8 Operatives to check work equipment to be used as per cleaning specification. Where steam

    cleaners are to be used check that all connections are properly tightened, electric cabling is sound

    and equipment has current PAT test label or certificate.

    9 Operatives to transfer cleaning equipment on to the access equipment taking care to ensure that no

    spillages occur and that safe manual handling techniques are observed.

    10 Operatives to commence cleaning of the ceiling. Cleaning to be carried out systematically ensuring

    that each area of ceiling is cleaned and any excess solution wiped off immediately from surrounding

    surfaces.

    11 Operatives to pay extra care and attention where water or solution drips on to floors or may leak to

    basement areas below.

    12 Operatives to rinse off cleaned section using clean water before progressing to next section.

    13 On completing cleaning operations, operatives to descend from access equipment and carefully

    remove cleaning equipment back to floor level, observing safe manual handling techniques.

    14 Operatives to carry out a visual check of the ceiling from ground level to ensure all areas have been

    cleaned as per the specification.

    15 Operatives to dispose of all waste chemicals and materials on site and remove all cleaning

    equipment, chemicals and signage to company vehicle.

    16 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

    Ref jsb/pgh

    Specialist Hygiene Services Ltd

  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement V.H.4TASK: Installation Of Access Doors In Ventilation Ducting

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    2

    Only trained operatives are allowed to carry out this task. Only fit panels in non fire rated duct.

    3 Operatives to ensure that if a 'Permit to Work' system is in place, that it is read, understood and

    signed by those undertaking the task.

    4 Operatives to carry out survey of ducting to determine best area for access panel to be fitted.

    5 Operatives to erect the necessary access equipment, step ladders or ladders (note where possible

    tops of ladders should be placed on to a solid surface).

    6 Operatives to mark the cutting edge of access door using the template supplied.

    7 Operatives to cut along the cutting edge with lubricant.

    8 Operatives to drill a hole at each corner of the template marks.

    9 Operatives to insert cutting equipment and cut a line from one corner hole to the next in rotation

    ensuring that cut is just short of the next hole. On completion of cutting each line, operatives will

    finish cutting in to each hole.

    10 Operatives to ease cut panel from ducting, taking care to avoid sharp edges.

    11 Operatives to clean around edges of cut opening of ducting using general degreaser and clean cloth

    or 'Greenie' as necessary, taking care to avoid any sharp edges. If required, use file to remove

    sharp edges from cut panel edges.

    12 Operatives to fit the frame of access door in to the ductwork using fold over cleats, then crimping to

    ensure a secure fit.

    13 Operatives to then fit access door to framework.

    14 Operatives to check access door opens and closes properly.

    15 On completion of installation, operatives to dispose of cut panel and materials on site and remove

    all other chemicals and signage to company vehicle.

    16 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    Please note: For fire rated ductwork it is current policy to recommend the siting of access panels in

    accordance with Industry guidance and to suggest that the client uses the initial installers to fit the

    fire rated access panels. The main reason for this is there may be specified components to be used

    in the design documentation which SHS may not be aware and panels must be to the same fire

    rating.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

    Ref jsb/pgh

  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement V.H.5

    TASK: Cleaning Of Ventilation Ducting including Air Handling Units & Extract

    Fans (Excluding Plant Rooms & Roof Work)

    General note : It is also extremely important that the fans are full isolated, signage is used to show the fans are isolated for a reason and where possible the switches are capped off during the

    clean.

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    2 Operatives to erect access equipment e.g. stepladder or ladder in the correct and safe manner. Ladders to be erected at the correct angle of 1:4 (75º). If working between 2-6 metres height

    ladders must be footed or an approved ladder stopper or stabiliser used.

    3 Operatives are reminded that they will be working in a confined space and that ducting has sharp

    edges, rivets or self-tapping screws sticking up which are sharp, and that ducting can be fragile.

    4 Operatives to check that all equipment sited below the supply system is switched off and the

    controls are isolated.

    5 Operatives to check that all access doors are open and the room is well ventilated.

    6 Operatives to open all access panels in canopies and also where required remove ceiling panels to

    allow access to duct work in ceiling and remove all access panels where fitted. Operatives must not

    enter ducting until told it is safe to do so by Supervisor or Team Leader. Operatives must also notify

    Supervisor or Team Leader when entering any duct work.

    7 Operatives to carry out an internal survey of ducting using a torch and make note of where fans and

    ancillary motors or equipment are located inside ducting.

    8 Operatives to plug in RCD unit to power socket and vacuum cleaner and switch power on.

    9 Operatives to vacuum as much as possible dust and fluff from the ducting (ensure dust bag does

    not overfill and is emptied into a plastic bag at regular intervals). Where it is not possible to use a

    vacuum cleaner operatives will brush & scrape by hand grease, dust & carbon deposits. Extra care

    should be taken as this will raise dust in to the air.

    10 Operatives to clean both sides of impeller blades using a hand brush.

    11 Operatives to empty all debris in to plastic bags.

    12 On completion of cleaning, operatives to dispose of all debris and materials on site and remove all

    cleaning equipment, and signage to company vehicle.

    13 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor. Any areas not cleaned

    must be reported back to the office and hence to the client as part of an advisory note.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

    Ref jsb/pgh

  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement V.H.6TASK: Cleaning & Replacement of Filters & Access Panels

    Of Air Handling Units

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    2 Operatives to erect access equipment e.g.. stepladder or ladder in the correct and safe manner.

    Ladders to be erected at the correct angle of 1:4 (75º). If working between 2-6 metres height

    ladders must be footed or an approved ladder stopper or stabiliser used.

    3 Operatives to ensure that air handling units are switched off and the controls isolated.

    4 Operatives to open filter housing unit and remove filters from unit one at a time.

    5 If applicable, Operatives to clean filter housing unit using cleaning chemical, applied either on a

    clean cloth or 'Greenie'.

    6 If applicable, Operatives to rinse area with clean warm water using a clean cloth and buff dry.

    7 If applicable, Operatives to insert new filters in to the unit one at a time and ensure a correct and

    secure fit.

    8 Operatives to close filter housing unit.

    9 Operatives to remove access equipment from area.

    10 Operatives to switch power back on at isolation point.

    11 On completion of cleaning, operatives to dispose of all waste materials on site and remove all

    equipment and signage to company vehicle.

    12 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

    Ref jsb/pgh

  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement V.H.7TASK: Cleaning Of Extract Ducting & Extract Fans On Rooftop

    Plant & Plant Rooms

    General Note: Operatives should be reminded of the Risks & Hazards associated with working at

    height and in plant rooms, e.g. no work should be under taken on rooftop equipment unless

    adequate edge or fall protection devices have been installed. Plant rooms have narrow or confined

    spaces and that head height can be very limited, with ducting and other plant & equipment

    protruding. Ducting can be fragile, have sharp edges or screws or bolts that can protrude. It is also

    extremely important that the fans are full isolated, signage is used to show the fans are isolated for

    a reason and where possible the switches are capped off during the clean.

    Plant Room Cleaning

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required prior to work commencing.

    2 The Team Leader has to ensure that a 'Permit to Work' is issued, that it is read, understood and

    signed by those undertaking the task. A drawing or blueprint of the roof top ducting & plantroom

    must be attached to the 'Permit'. Also, if required, ensure that all keys to roof access doors and

    plant room are signed for.

    3 The Team Leader is to check that all equipment sited below roof level and in the plant room is

    switched off and the controls are isolated.

    4 Operatives to proceed to the roof area via the designated safe route, open roof access door &

    proceed to the roof top plant room.

    5 Operatives are to check the blueprint/drawing matches the plant room & ducting.

    6 Operatives to then commence cleaning operations inside the plant room.

    Roof Operations7 Team Leader to climb up on to the roof systems using a ladder or step ladder to gain access and

    carry out survey to determine if access panels need to be cut and inserted. Note: Team Leader to

    determine the safe climbing route also if roof top is fitted with edge or fall protection devices.

    8 Once the Team Leader has determined that the area is safe to work on they will instruct the

    operatives of where cleaning where access panels are to be inserted.

    9 The operatives will then climb onto the structure and if required will attach their inertia safety line to

    the nearest safety eyebolt or latchway system.

    10 The operatives will cut out panels as required and insert the new access panels while cleaning

    areas as necessary.

    11 On completion of all operations the operatives will pack all waste materials into strong plastic bags

    for disposal on site.

    12 The operatives will then descend from plant room roof ensuring that all equipment and waste is

    accounted for. The operatives working inside the plant room will also ensure that their equipment

    and waste is accounted for.

    13 The Team Leader will then shut and lock the plant room access door, before leading all operatives

    back to the roof access door. Once through the roof access door the Team Leader will then shut

    and lock the door and descend down to ground level via the safe designated route.

  • 14 The Team Leader will then sign off the 'Permit to Work' and sign back in any keys to roof access

    doors.

    15 The operatives will then dispose of all waste materials on site and remove all chemicals, signage

    and equipment to company vehicles.

    16 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

    Ref jsb/pgh

  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement V.H.8TASK: ULV fogging system with Disifin

    General Note: Operatives should be reminded to ensure adequate ventilation and full PPE

    including mask (details below). Disifin is completely safe to use with ULV (Ultra low volume) fogging

    machines, because of so many types of foggers on the market its very difficult to give specific

    instructions for each Fogger.

    Cleaning

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required prior to work commencing. Please review A.E.M.E. training notes and

    perform toolbox.

    2 The Team Leader has to ensure that a 'Permit to Work' is issued, that it is read, understood and

    signed by those undertaking the task. A drawing or blueprint of the roof top ducting & plantroom

    must be attached to the 'Permit'. Also, if a swipe card or door access key has been issued check

    the response time in accessing site in an emergency.

    3 Air-ducts need to be cleaned - to remove all dust particles.

    Best to use ULV (Ultra low Volume) fogger - flow rate of 0.5 Litre per minute.

    Depending on the tank size (normally 5 Litres).

    Depending of mist/spray size (droplets between 5-50 microns (μm) in diameter.

    Depending size of Air-con, if open or closed system, Disinfectant mist needs to reach the full length

    of Air-ducts to ensure complete disinfection.

    4

    Cover all vents.

    5 Operatives are to check the blueprint/drawing matches the plant room & ducting.

    6Aspergillus is not the easiest fungi to destroy, Disifin has shown to be effective against a few

    strains of Aspergillus.

    We always recommend to increase the concentration and contact time when dealing with any

    Aspergillus species.

    For Aspergillus fumigatus (0.5% concentration – 5 minutes Contact time).

    7 On completion of all operations the operatives will pack all waste materials into strong plastic bags

    for disposal on site.

    8

    The Team Leader will then sign off the 'Permit to Work' and sign back in any keys to access doors.

    9 The operatives will then dispose of all waste materials on site and remove all chemicals, signage

    and equipment to company vehicles.

    10 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor / Team leader.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin A.E.M.E. Training.

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

    Ref jsb/pgh

  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement KEH.1TASK: Hot Equipment Cleaning - Bain Maries, Stills Units, Jacketed Boilers,

    Combination Ovens And Other Water Based Equipment

    General: All equipment must be switched off and controls isolated where possible, pilot lights

    extinguished and gas valves or taps closed. Under no circumstances are any gas fitments to be

    disconnected. Hot equipment not on wheels with restraining chains are to be cleaned in-situ and

    not disconnected as per The Gas Safety (installation and use) regulations 1998.

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    2 Operatives are to ensure that the equipment is emptied of all contents and is cool to touch before

    starting any cleaning.

    3 Operatives are to clean the equipment as per training and specification.

    4 Operatives are to clean up any spillages immediately to ensure that other surfaces are not marked

    or damaged by the chemicals or solutions being used.

    5 Operatives will ensure that the equipment is reassembled in the correct manner and check that all

    controls are working correctly.

    6 On completion of cleaning, operatives to dispose of all waste chemicals and materials on site and

    remove all cleaning equipment, chemicals and signage to company vehicle.

    7 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

    Ref jsb/pgh

  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement KEH.2TASK: Hot Equipment Cleaning - Ovens / Stoves - Solid Tops, Burner Tops,

    Bratt Pans And Other Non-Water Based Equipment

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to

    COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing. Under no

    circumstances are any gas fitments to be disconnected. Hot equipment not on wheels with

    restraining chains are to be cleaned in-situ and not disconnected as per The Gas Safety (installation

    and use) regulations 1998 and amendment 2018.

    2 Operatives to carry out safety check of Hot equipment prior to starting work e.g. ensure that the

    equipment is turned off, pilot lights extinguished, gas / electric controls are isolated and the

    equipment is cool to touch.

    3 Operatives to fill dip tank with clean hot water.

    4 Operatives to dismantle the equipment by hand, taking care to note each part for re-assembly on

    completion of cleaning.

    5 Operatives to place all non aluminium parts in to dip tank.

    6 Operatives to mix a solution of the recommended cleaning solution, following manufacturers

    instructions and the COSHH assessment supplied, and carefully pour into the dip tank.

    7 Operatives to allow equipment to soak for at least 2 hours, to ensure that all grease and grime is

    lifted from surface.

    8 While equipment is soaking, clean the remainder of equipment using chemical cleaning agent and

    paint scrapers as necessary, paying careful attention to detail by cleaning to edges and corners.

    9 Where possible operatives to remove switches and knobs to aid cleaning, ensuring they are

    replaced in exactly the same position.

    10 After equipment has soaked in dip tank, operatives to clean equipment using a 'Greenie' or sponge

    as necessary and rinse with clean water.

    11 On completion, operatives to reassemble the equipment ensuring all parts are fitted in to original

    positions and coat solid tops with a thin layer of cooking oil.

    12 Operatives to re-light any pilot lights and test that the equipment is working correctly.

    13 On completion of cleaning, operatives to dispose of all waste chemicals and materials on site and

    remove all cleaning equipment, chemicals and signage to company vehicle.

    14 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

    Ref jsb/pgh

  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement KEH.3TASK: Hot Equipment Cleaning - Fat / Oil Fryers And Other

    Hot Oil Cooking Equipment

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    2 Operatives to ascertain type of equipment to be cleaned eg. small table mounted or large free

    standing type. Check if gas or electrically operated to determine if the equipment can be moved.

    Under no circumstances are any gas fitments to be disconnected. Hot equipment not on wheels with

    restraining chains are to be cleaned in-situ and not disconnected as per The Gas Safety (installation

    and use) regulations 1998.

    3 Operatives to check that the equipment has been emptied of all fat or oil, if not then operatives will

    have to drain the equipment into clean receptacles supplied by the client. Operatives should take

    care when draining the equipment not to contaminate the fat or oil. If contamination should occur

    operatives are to inform their supervisor immediately. Note: operatives to carry out visual inspection

    and note condition of the fat or oil prior to draining the equipment.

    4 Operatives to remove oil to a safe area, away from cleaning operations, and ensure that containers

    are covered and/ or lids closed and secure.

    5 Operatives to check which chemicals have been specified for the job. Operatives to decant

    carefully from large container in to smaller spray bottles.

    6 Operatives to thoroughly spray all surfaces of the equipment with cleaning chemical, eg. Heavy

    Duty Degreaser and allow to soak for at least five minutes.

    7 Operatives to clean surfaces of the equipment using the recommended cleaning chemical with a

    cloth. It may be necessary to use a 'Greenie' or paint scraper especially on the external surfaces.

    Operatives should take care not to damage any surfaces and report any defects immediately to their

    supervisor.

    8 Operatives to ensure that all internal surfaces are thoroughly cleaned, especially the areas around

    drainage taps.

    9 Once all grease and carbon deposits have been removed, operatives to then give a final thorough

    rinse to all surfaces using clean warm water and finally polish dry using paper towels.

    10 Operatives to replenish the equipment with clean oil if supplied. If equipment is gas operated,

    operatives to ensure the pilot light is lit. Alternatively if electrically operated, operatives to insert the

    plug in to the power socket.

    11 On completion of cleaning, operatives to dispose of all waste chemicals and materials on site and

    remove all cleaning equipment, chemicals and signage to company vehicle.

    12 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

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  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement KEH.4TASK: Emptying dip tanks into IBC containers

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    2 Full PPE to include full length gauntlet gloves, face mask and full uniform. An additional team

    member to be present at all times during operation. Any trip hazards should be identified and

    removed before start of process.

    3IBC should be located in a safe work area with screw lid. Ensure lid is removed during process and

    replaced upon completion of tank emptying. Keep the distance between the tank and IBC as short

    as possible and on flat surface.

    4 Transfer between dip tanks and 25ltr IBC container using buckets / suitable supplied containers.

    Ensure all exposed client floor areas are covered during operation. Buckets should be checked prior

    to process and not lifted above chest height.

    5 Operatives to decant carefully between containers using buckets / containers supplied. Do not fill

    bucket(s) to top but allow gap for liquid movement.

    6 Transfer from bucket / suitable container via funnel. This should be at no greater than chest height.

    Pour into funnel slowly to avoid any splashing.

    7 Spillages must be wet vacuumed or appropriate as soon as possible. Do not allow any liquids onto

    any exposed skin or eyes. Please see risk assessment and COSHH assessments for sodium

    hydroxide (caustic) based cleaning chemical.

    8 Upon completion ensure the IBC lid has been replaced and that waste contractor safety signage is

    displayed on the containers.

    9 On completion of cleaning, operatives to dispose of all waste chemicals and materials on site and

    remove all cleaning equipment, chemicals and signage to company vehicle.

    10

    Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

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  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement GH.1TASK: Wall Cleaning - High And Low Level

    General Note : Upon arrival to site team to sign in with client. Asbestos - team leader to check the asbestos

    register if available on site and/or check both the survey and perform a full toolbox walkthrough prior to the

    commencement of work. Walls and ceilings containing treated asbestos should be clearly labelled. It is

    company policy not to disturb areas identified as containing asbestos.

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    2 Operatives to carry out survey of area to check that the correct access equipment has been

    supplied for the task. Be aware that walls may carry unlagged pipes which may contain steam or

    hot water and may cause burns to bare skin on contact.

    3 Operatives to check that all portable electrical appliances are switched off and if possible removed

    from area. Ensure power sockets of fixed electrical appliances are turned off and where possible

    power sockets are isolated.

    4 Operatives are not to stand on any kitchen work surfaces, drainers, stoves or ovens. Operatives to

    place suitable boards over the equipment, e.g. youngmans boards.

    5 Operatives to sign off areas of work and commence cleaning by spraying chemical solution,

    allowing this to soak for approximately one minute. Note: extra care to be should taken when

    spraying near to electrical power sockets (if possible cover and seal the sockets prior to spraying)

    do not over spray.

    6 Operatives to wash surfaces using a clean cloth or 'Greenie', if surface permits. On painted plain

    surfaces do not over apply pressure or use a stronger solution since this will leave run marks. On

    tiled or PVC surfaces finish cleaning by polishing off to a clean smear free shine using clean dry

    paper towelling.

    7 On completion of cleaning, operatives to dispose of all waste chemicals and materials on site and

    remove all cleaning equipment, chemicals and signage to company vehicle.

    8 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

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  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement GH.2TASK: Floor Cleaning - Without Machinery 'Altro' And Non 'Altro' Floors

    Applicable to both 'Altro' and non 'Altro' floors

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    Cleaning non 'Altro' floors

    2 Operatives to mix cleaning solution in bucket.

    3 Operatives to mop the floor with the solution ensuring floor is wet (not just damp) and allow solution

    to work for approximately 3-4 minutes before checking the area and scrapping off any large deposits

    of grease or grime.

    4 On quarry tiled floors, operatives to check the grouting to ensure all grease and grime has been

    removed. If required use a sponge or 'Greenie' to clean the grouting afterwards. Note: operatives

    are advised to make note of any damaged grouting and report this to the Supervisor.

    5 Operatives to check the wall/ floor junctions to ensure that they are clean. If necessary, use sponge

    or 'Greenie' to clean.

    6 Operatives to use manual floor scrubber and thoroughly scrub the floor.

    7 Operatives to remove excess solution from the floor using a wetvac machine.

    8 Operatives to rinse floor by mopping with clean hot water. Note: this process may need to be

    repeated several times to achieve required standard of finish, whereby surface is free from grease

    and dirt and has a smooth, clean, smear free look to it.

    9 On completion of cleaning, operatives to dispose of all waste chemicals and materials on site and

    remove all cleaning equipment, chemicals and signage to company vehicle.

    10 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    Cleaning 'Altro' floors

    11 Operatives are to use 'Altro' floor cleaning solution.

    12 Operatives then to follow points 3 to 10 above, omitting point 4.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

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  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement GH.3TASK: Floor Cleaning Using Electric Scrubber / Dryer -

    'Altro' And Non 'Altro Floors

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    2 Carry out pre-work safety check of the machine i.e.. cut/ broken lead, damaged plug, damaged or

    broken discs or brushes.

    3 Check that machine has got current PAT test certificate/ label.

    4 Operatives to assemble machine as per manufacturer's safe operating instructions.

    5 Operatives to ventilate area if required (this can be done by opening windows, doors or turning on

    ventilation equipment if necessary).

    6 Operatives to prepare cleaning solution according to the COSHH data sheet and pour into machine

    solution tank.

    7 Operatives to insert a circuit breaker (RCD) into power socket and plug machine in to RCD.

    8 Operatives to switch on machine and test machine is working correctly.

    9 Operatives to clean the floor with regard to the brush position and pressure in relation to soilage,

    using a systematic overlapping pattern and changing or turning brushes or pads as necessary.

    Ensure when cleaning that machine cable/ lead is behind the line of work and not lying in water.

    11 Operatives to remove splashes from walls, skirting or other items as they occur using a clean cloth.

    12 On completion of cleaning, operatives to switch off machine and remove plug and RCD from the

    power socket and recoil machine cable/ lead. Operatives to check cable for any damage while

    recoiling cable/ lead.

    13 Operatives to clean machine and check that pads or discs are not damaged or broken.

    14 On completion of cleaning, operatives to dispose of all waste chemicals and materials on site and

    remove all cleaning equipment, chemicals and signage to company vehicle.

    15 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

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  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement GH.4TASK: Ceiling Cleaning - Stainless Steel - Painted - False And Clipped Tiles

    General Note : Upon arrival to site team to sign in with client. Asbestos - team leader to check the asbestos

    register if available on site and/or check both the survey and perform a full toolbox walkthrough prior to the

    commencement of work. Walls and ceilings containing treated asbestos should be clearly labelled. It is

    company policy not to disturb areas identified as containing asbestos.

    Applicable to both stainless steel ceilings and painted/ false ceilings

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    2 Operatives to ensure that all appliances are turned off, pilot lights extinguished, gas valves closed and controls isolated. Cover all kitchen equipment to avoid damage and soilage, using sheeting

    and boards where necessary.

    Stainless Steel Ceilings

    3 Operatives to erect access equipment e.g.. stepladder or ladder in the correct and safe manner.

    Ladders to be erected at the correct angle of 1:4 (75º). If working between 2-6 metres height

    ladders must be footed or an approved ladder stopper or stabiliser used.

    4 Operatives to wash panels using either a 'Greenie' or cloth as necessary.

    5 Operatives to then wash off all residue chemical using clean water and clean cloths.

    6 When panels have dried, operatives to polish them with kitchen paper and stainless steel polish if

    required.

    Painted - False or Clipped Tile Ceilings

    General Information:

    Ceilings can be emulsion or gloss painted, or have PVC coated tiles suspended as a false ceiling,

    therefore do not use too much pressure when cleaning as this may damage the surface or cause

    panels to fall out of the framework.

    Ceilings may be badly stained, be old or have poor quality surfaces, therefore do not use any other

    chemicals other than the chemical stipulated, as this may strip the surface or leave streaky marks.

    If any panels are damaged or fall out during cleaning immediately inform the Supervisor.

    7 Operatives to spray chemical on to an area of approx. 1m2 and allow to soak for a few minutes.

    Repeat this process in a methodical manner working across the ceiling. Operatives to take care

    when cleaning false ceilings to clean right up to and including edges of support framework. Note:

    do not over spray as this will cause streaky marks and drip on to the floor.

    8 Operatives to use a clean cloth or 'Greenie' (if the surface allows) to wash each area in turn, an

    extension pole with cloth or 'Greenie' fitted may be used if necessary.

    9 On completion of cleaning, operatives to dispose of all waste chemicals and materials on site and

    remove all cleaning equipment, chemicals and signage to company vehicle.

    10 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

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  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement GH.5TASK: Cleaning High Level Ducting And Pipes

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    2 Operatives will erect ladders at the correct angle of 1:4 (75º). If working between 2 - 6 metres in

    height ladders must be footed or an approved ladder stopper or stabiliser used. If working between

    6 -9 metres in height ladders must be fitted with approved top and bottom stabilisers unless there is

    a ladder tie system in place in which case the ladders must be tied off.

    3 Operatives will wear a tool belt and ensure that all hand tools are secured to the belt via a lanyard.

    4 Operatives will climb ladders using both hands at all times. Do not climb above 4 rungs from the

    top.

    5 Operatives to commence cleaning, keeping one hand on the ladder at all times. Operatives are

    warned not to over reach or stretch when working on ladders.

    6 Operatives will clean all necessary surfaces ensuring that where necessary care is taken not to

    cause damage to any fragile surfaces. Operatives to use cloths or 'Greenies' as required.

    7 On completion of cleaning operatives will descend the ladder using both hands, operatives must not

    slide down ladders at any time.

    8 Operatives will check floor area for any sign of drips or spillage and clean up any that are found.

    9 On completion of cleaning, operatives to dispose of all waste chemicals and materials on site and

    remove all cleaning equipment, chemicals and signage to company vehicle.

    10 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

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  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement GH.6TASK: Blind Cleaning - Metal

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    2 Operatives to ensure that all furniture and trip hazards have been moved away from windows to provide a free access as possible. Team leader to perform walk through to ensure safe working

    and to identify any potential hazards. Please see site specific risk assessment on working with

    heights.

    Removal of blind

    3Operatives to erect access equipment e.g.. stepladder or ladder in the correct and safe manner.

    Ladders to be erected at the correct angle of 1:4 (75º). If working between 2-6 metres height

    ladders must be footed or an approved ladder stopper or stabiliser used.

    4Remove blind by loosening support screws. Team leader to ensure that two operatives are involved

    in removal.

    Cleaning

    5 Remove as required and clean utilising a mystol dilute cleaning solution ( diluted 1:10). Back pack

    vacuum cleaner and brush systems may also be utilised.

    6 Application of cleaning solution onto cloth, brush system or suitable rather than on to blind system

    its self,

    General Information:

    Do not use too much pressure when cleaning as this may damage the surface or cause warping of

    the framework.

    Main contaminants are debris made up of skin and lint adhering to surfaces. Do not use any other

    chemicals other than the chemical stipulated, as this may strip the surface or leave streaky marks.

    If any blinds are damaged during cleaning immediately inform the Supervisor.

    7 Full P.P.E. to be worn including protective gloves to avoid finger cut injuries.

    8 On completion of cleaning, operatives to dispose of all waste chemicals and materials on site and

    9 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

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    Task Method Statement WH.1TASK: Cleaning Toilets And Washrooms

    Cleaning using the Clean - Dirty System . This system is based on the principle that cleaning

    starts with the least dirtiest surfaces to be cleaned first, working up to the dirtiest e.g.. door, wall,

    floor, toilets. The order of cleaning must be strictly adhered to in order to prevent transfer of germs

    and soilage.

    1 Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    2 Operatives to ventilate the area if appropriate.

    Toilets: General Information: all cleaning equipment used for cleaning urinals and WC's are colour

    coded Red , do not use any other colour coded equipment.

    3 Operatives to clean each cubicle door in turn first (but not the handles), followed by the walls /

    panels , using spray toilet cleaner then damp wiping with a cloth (rinsing cloth frequently) and drying

    with a clean dry cloth in turn.

    4 Operatives to damp wipe and dry all cistern and door handles to each cubicle.

    5 Operatives to clean cistern first followed by pipes, then outside of the bowl including rim, and finally

    both sides of toilet lid and seat including hinges.

    6 Operatives to flush WC's to reduce water level.

    7 Operatives to use neat toilet cleaner under the rim of the toilets and urinals. If necessary use stiff

    brush or fine paint scraper to remove lime scale deposits.

    8 Operatives to use a toilet brush to agitate the cleaning solution on the inside of bowl, flush with

    water and rinse brush.

    9 Operatives to dry polish lids and seats with toilet paper.

    10 Operatives to damp mop the floor area.

    11 On completion of cleaning, operatives to dispose of all waste chemicals and materials as per

    agreed site disposal system and remove all cleaning equipment, chemicals and signage to company

    vehicle.

    12 Operatives will inform Supervisor that clean has been completed, the Supervisor to carry out quality

    inspection and then contact the client and hand over report to sign off.

    13 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    Washrooms: General Information: all cleaning equipment used for cleaning washrooms are colour

    coded Blue do not use any other colour coded equipment.

    14 Operatives to clean entry door first (but not handles) followed by walls and metal cabinets, using

    spray cleaner and damp wiping with cloth (rinsing cloth frequently) and drying with clean dry cloth in

    turn.

    15 Operatives to damp wipe and dry all entry door handles and any metal cabinet handles.

    16 Operatives are to clean the wash basins from the outside to inside paying particular attention to

    taps, overflow, plughole, chain and plug. If necessary use a non-abrasive pad to remove greasy

    17 Operatives to rinse and dry polish taps and basin.

    18 Operatives to replenish toilet rolls, soap and towel cabinets if required.

  • 19 Operatives to damp mop the floor area. Note: for floors only, use Red coded equipment.

    20 Operatives then to follow points 11 to 13 above.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

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  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement AH.1TASK: High Level Cleaning

    Using MEWPS Mobile Elevating Platform Work

    General

    Only operatives who have undertaken an approved IPAF Mobile Elevating Mobile Platform Work

    and certificated as competent can undertake this work. Only an IPAF approved technician can plan

    work which is involved with working at height and nd must also be able to provide a full risk

    assessment and safe method of work before hand. The team leader will check the COSHH

    assessment supplied by SHS for the cleaning substances to be used for the task, to ensure that

    they will not affect or cause harm to a person working in confined spaces.

    Consider: How high does the worker need to reach?

    What is the task that needs to be performed?

    How close does the worker need to be to the work being performed?

    The height required will help in selecting the specific size range of AWP equipment. Be aware that

    the height of AWP (aerial working platform) equipment can be expressed in two common ways —

    platform height and working height.

    1 Operatives to sign in at security reception, receive, read and sign for 'Permit to Work'. The team

    leader to perform a toolbox walk through around the workplace and look at what reasonably could

    be expected to cause harm. .

    2 Team leader to ask team also to assess risks. They may have noticed things that are not

    immediately obvious. Consider having someone not associated with the workplace help identify

    hazards. A fresh set of eyes can sometimes spot something you’ve overlooked. Note any overhead

    obstructions, overhead powerlines, holes, ramps, curbs, others working in same area, debris, other

    moving equipment, bumps, wind and weather conditions, inadequate ventilation and inadequate

    lighting and assess.

    3 Assess the MEWP equipment and ensure familiarity with controls and process. Agree

    communication method with team.

    4 The operative(s) who will be working on the MEWP to use harnesses.

    5 Use the lowest risk option (e.g., select the most appropriate piece of AWP equipment

    for the required task). Prevent access to the hazard (e.g., by guarding or using barriers between the

    AWP equipment and people/traffic, etc.). Organize work to reduce exposure to the hazard (e.g.,

    group tasks and time to reduce exposure or conflicts). Issue personal protective equipment (PPE)

    (e.g., hard hats, footwear, goggles, PFPE, etc.). Provide first-aid facilities (e.g., washing facilities for

    removal of contamination).

    6 (a) Barricade work area to prevent access. (b) Require all workers to wear a hard hat in the work

    area. (c) Assign a ground person to warn approaching personnel to take another route if work area

    cannot be barricaded.

    7 Move debris or material on the floor to allow full access to work area by the AWP equipment.

    Remove all debris from the work area.

    8 Establishment of clear responsibilities as to who will take what actions and when they will be taken.

    Supervision and monitoring to make sure the control measures stay in place at all times.

    9 During works ensure a. Establishment of clear responsibilities as to who will take what actions and

    when they will be taken. b. Supervision and monitoring to make sure the control measures stay in

    place.

  • 10

    Please note: AWP equipment have a specifically designed carrying capacity or rated work load

    (RWL) specified by the manufacturer. This is a total load, including personnel, tools and materials.

    However, you cannot add more personnel beyond the rated number of people, even if

    their combined weight is less than the RWL.

    11 Specific tools or materials required on the AWP equipment?

    a. This will require sufficient rated capacity and the size of the platform to lift all items, in

    addition to allowable personnel on the platform.

    b.Only properly secured tools and materials, which are evenly distributed and can be safely

    handled by workers from the platform, are allowed.

    c. If the AWP equipment’s allowable RWL cannot support the required loads referenced,

    the task must be reassessed.

    12 Note: Always refer to the manufacturer’s operator’s manual to identify the maximum ground

    pressure imposed by the AWP equipment as it varies based on the configuration of use.

    13 The team leader will then return and sign off the 'Permit to Work' and hand this back into building

    security.

    14 The team will then leave the site.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

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  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement AH.1TASK: Internal Cleaning of Ventilation Risers -

    Using Industrial Rope Access Techniques

    General

    Only operatives who have undertaken an approved IRATA rope access course and certificated as

    competent can undertake rope access work. Only an IRATA approved level 3 technician can plan

    work which is involved with working in confined spaces and potential poisonous atmospheres and

    must also be able to provide a full risk assessment and safe method of work before hand. The

    abseil team leader will check the COSHH assessment supplied by SHS for the cleaning substances

    to be used for the task, to ensure that they will not affect or cause harm to a person working in

    confined spaces.

    1 Operatives to sign in at security reception, receive, read and sign for 'Permit to Work'. The abseil

    team leader to verify that all equipment controlling air flow to the riser has been switched off and the

    controls have been isolated.

    2 The abseil team leader to then lead the abseil team up to the top of the riser via the designated safe

    means of access and egress.

    3 The abseil team leader to then deploy the team and the necessary equipment.

    4 The operative who will be working within the riser will then fasten the working and safety ropes to

    the structural steel supports above the riser or other safe designated anchorage points. The

    operative will also fasten an extra line for delivery of equipment if so required.

    5 The operative will then put on work positioning harness and other necessary equipment. The abseil

    team leader will then check that all ropes have been correctly fastened and check the work

    positioning harness and equipment of the cleaning operative.

    6 The abseil team leader will then open the riser hatch and take a reading using an appropriate air

    monitor and detect for gas or other dangerous substances.

    7 If the readings from the air monitoring equipment are negative he will then instruct the operative to

    attach to both the working and safety line. The abseil team leader will then make a final check of

    the operative and attachments.

    8 The operative will then attach a personal air monitor to their harness and descend down into the

    riser and commence cleaning operations.

    9 If at any time during the cleaning operations the personal air monitor should indicate that the

    atmosphere within the riser is dangerous the operative will stop work immediately and either

    descend to the nearest safe exit hatch or signal to the team leader at the top of the riser shaft to be

    hauled up to the top.

    10 On completion of all cleaning tasks within the riser shaft the abseil team will dismantle all equipment

    and the abseil team leader will then close the riser hatch.

    11 The abseil team leader will then lead the abseil team back down to ground floor level and inform the

    Indepth Hygiene supervisor that the clean has been completed and that all operatives and

    equipment are clear.

    12 The abseil team leader will then dispose of all waste materials on site and remove all other

    equipment from the premises.

    13 The abseil team leader will then return and sign off the 'Permit to Work' and hand this back into

    building security.

  • 14 The abseil team will then leave the site.

    This Method Statement to be used only to underpin a Full Site Specific Method Statement

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  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited28.01.20

    Task Method Statement Urn1TASK: Using and moving the catering urn

    1

    Operatives to check basic safety precaution for all electrical appliances including:- do not operate

    with a damaged cord of plug or if it malfunctions or is damaged. Check the unit has been P.A.T

    tested a year or subsequent years after purchase. Disconnect from electricity supply when not in

    use.

    2 Never leave appliance unattended. Always ensure the unit has cooled down before attempting

    to move! Be careful of hot steam coming from the vent in the appliances lid.

    3 Never over fill the unit beyond the "Max" mark. Never under fill the unit below the "Min" mark. Also

    remember the unit must be sited safely to avoid trip hazards from trailing leads.

    4Always wear full PPE when using hot equipment including heat resistant gloves to avoid risk of

    burn.

    5Method: Turn the lid anti-clockwise to open. Fill the appliance with the required amount of water

    ensuring the level is between the "Max" and "Min" marks.

    6

    Replace the lid and turn clockwise to lock into place. Set the thermostat temperature. For safety do

    not set to a temperature than is higher than necessary. As a guide the temperature of domestic hot

    water is recommended at 60'C.

    7

    Plug the appliance into the electrical supply and switch the appliance on by pushing the ON/OFF

    button. The red indicator light will illuminate and the appliance will begin to heat the water. Once the

    water has reached the preset temperature, the red indicator will go off and the orange indicator will

    illuminate to indicate the appliance will go into keep warm function.

    8 Adjust the thermostat dial to lower temperatures if required. Please note that if left at 100'C the urn

    will continue to boil and thermal cut-out will activate, if the water is left to boil dry.

    9Check the water gauge during use for the water level. Add more water if required and repeat from

    step 6.

    10Note: if the water level gets too low the safety cut out will operate. To reset switch off and unplug

    unit. Allow unit to cool down. Once cold, empty the unit and press the reset button found at the

    bottom of the appliance. Refill and switch on.

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

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  • Specialist Hygiene Services Limited27.01.20

    Task Method Statement G.T.1TASK: Grease Trap Cleaning

    1Operatives to check all PPE, cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task. Refer to

    COSHH assessments supplied for chemicals being used. Operatives to set out all 'Caution/

    Warning' signage required and cordon off cleaning area prior to work commencing.

    2 Operatives to completely and carefully remove the cover. ensuring to be careful not to damage the

    gasket.

    3 Operatives to scoop off layer of oil and grease that may be floating on top of the water in the trap

    and place waste material into a suitable container.

    4Operatives to then remove the baffles from grease trap and place them in a suitable area ready for

    cleaning.

    5Operatives to then to scrape clean the bottom of the grease trap using a scraper and place waste

    material into a suitable container.

    6

    Operatives to clean surfaces of the grease trap and baffles using the recommended cleaning

    chemical with a cloth. It may be necessary to use a 'Greenie' or paint scraper especially on the

    stubborn areas. Operatives should take care not to damage any surfaces and report any defects

    immediately to their supervisor.

    7 Operatives to ensure that all internal surfaces are thoroughly cleaned, especially the areas around

    drainage taps and bypass vent.

    8 Once all grease and waste deposits have been removed, operatives to then give a final thorough

    rinse to all surfaces using clean warm water.

    9Operatives to then carefully place the baffles in their proper position and put the cover back on.

    10On completion of cleaning, operatives to collect controlled waste ready for collection under client

    direct disposal arrangements with BIFFA or suitable controlled waste contractor.

    11 Operatives are not to leave the site until authorised by Supervisor.

    Grease trap waste is classified as controlled waste which can only legally be removed from your site

    by a registered waste carrier.

    Issued by Specialist Hygiene Services Limited. Reg. 1388445

    Ref jsb/pgh