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.
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
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.
- 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
|Study length||30+ minutes|
|Approval body||IIRSM approved|
|Target Audience||All frontline construction workers - awareness|
|Format||One interactive module with an end of course test|
|Assessment||Online multiple-choice test|
|Certification||Online certificate issued immediately on course completion|
|Certification Validity Duration||3 years|
Frequently Asked Questions
A construction phase plan is a document that records health and safety risks linked with the construction phase of the project. It outlines health and safety arrangements, defines procedures for carrying out work, and explains which control measures should be taken to manage particular risks.
A risk assessment method statement (RAMS) is a document that organisations create after completing risk assessment for a given construction project. This document contains the details of the possible hazards associated with a construction project and provides a step-by-step guide for workers to use when managing risk on-site.
RAMS differs from a normal risk assessment in that it not only identifies and analyses potential risks on a particular job, but also provides specific guidance on managing and eliminating those risks.
The content of a risk assessment method statement will vary according to the project or job for which it is in use. Generally, a RAMS will include details about and descriptions of the organisation and individuals responsible for various activities, specifics of work activities and the equipment required for them, and methods for taking precaution and preventing risk while completing the project.
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