risk assessment

RAMS in Construction

Course Duration: 30+ minutes

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Rams in Construction for Frontline Employees

£25.00 +VAT


This online training course discusses the content and role of risk assessment method statements, also known as RAMS, in the construction industry. The programme explains some common problems that occur when conducting RAMS and offers practical suggestions for their improvement.

RAMS formalise risk assessment and management processes, and are often part of the core of an organisation’s health and safety policy. Effective application of these method statements is vital to protecting the health and safety of workers on construction projects.

Course Content

RAMS in Construction for Frontline Employees

This online course comprises the following sections:

  • Content of RAMS
  • Role of RAMS
  • Failure 1 – Generic RAMS
  • Failure 2 – Risk controls not implemented
  • Safety improvements

Learning Outcomes

By taking this online course, users will have a greater awareness of:

  • Risk assessment method statements in construction
  • Elements of a risk assessment method statements
  • The role of a risk assessment method statement at different stages of a project
  • Common problems that can occur with risk assessment method statements
  • Practical tips for improvement of risk assessment method statements

Why Risk Assessment Method Statement is Vital

RAMS doesn’t just suggest control actions, but they detail how to implement them. This is particularly important in the construction industry, which involves high-risk everyday tasks.

Workers use high-risk tools and equipment, work from height and are exposed to hazardous materials that make the fatal injury rate in this industry three times higher than other industries.

Risk assessment method statements can help construction companies to ensure control measures, mitigate possible risks and protect workers during the construction phase.

Course Benefits

  • IIRSM approved
  • Supports meeting the legal duty to assess competency
  • Supports safer and easier to manage construction projects
  • Helps to build a positive health and safety culture
  • Content is concise yet informative
  • Easy to register and track progress of trainees

Course Details

Study length30+ minutes
Approval bodyIIRSM approved
Target AudienceAll frontline construction workers - awareness
FormatOne interactive module with an end of course test
AssessmentOnline multiple-choice test
CertificationOnline certificate issued immediately on course completion
Certification Validity Duration3 years

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