This package is primarily for on-site carpentry companies and not joinery shops. A complete H&S package for just £65.00.
What’s in the carpentry package?
We’ve created a single package out of 15 of our documents based on our professional experience and our customers download trends. All 15 documents have been compiled into a single 50-page electronic document, and buying these RAMS allows you to display the "Health & Safety Gold Standard Award" on your website. Letting clients, customers and contractors know that your H&S is current and up to date. Not only will your RAMS be current and up to date but they will stay that way because as H&S changes we update this carpentry package to reflect new trends and laws.
The full table of contents for this comprehensive package can be found by scrolling down.
Is it value for money?
Not only is this package comprehensive, it’s also great value for money with a saving of over £70 off the list price, compared to buying these documents individually.
It’s been written by trained health and safety professionals and will increase your chance of winning tenders. As with all our documents, this is in docx format, which allows you to edit it in Word™ or the processor of your choice.
You can add easily add your company details and logo to the cover sheet, then it’s ready to go.
This document is:
- Recognised by local authorities
- Recognised by principal contractors
- Suitable for CDM sites
- Approved by H&S managers
Our customers feedback are a testimony to the value of this package.
Risks carpenters can be exposed to
The construction industry as a whole has many incidents involving falls from height and slips, trips and falls. Trips in particular are a high risk area for carpenters as there are often trailing leads, a tool box, a screw box and a selection of tools and battery chargers dotted around the work area.
There are also occupational hazards from inadvertently disturbing asbestos, or working with chemicals and wood dust, or hearing loss and hand arm vibration risks from certain power tools.
There is the risk of cuts, grazes and amputations from hand and power tools, as well as strike injuries to eyes, face and body from objects been ejected by a tools moving parts.
Handling materials, working in confined spaces or carrying out repetitive tasks can cause musculoskeletal complaints and dermatitis can be a common from using adhesives, silicones and solvents.
In short a carpenter has far more chances of getting an injury than many trades because of the amount of power tools used and the versatility of the work.
What H&S does your company need?
If you employ 5 or more people you are legally required to have a company H&S policy. You are also legally required to carry out risk assessments and COSHH assessments. Method statements aren’t a legal requirement, but if you ever tender for work to principal contractors or CDM sites without them, you won’t get very far.
Company health and safety policy: This is a document that states in general terms how your company manages H&S. The document does not address specific jobs or sites, instead it gives an outline of your organisations structure and policy towards H&S, so is a stand alone document and not part of the RAMS for a specific site.
Risk assessments: These have to be completed for every task before an employee carries out any work. The reason fir them is to find out if there are any potential hazards and if so to introduce control measures to eliminate of reduce the risk to an acceptable level.
Method statements: Method statements don’t have to list every stage of a job, because many fitments come with their own method statement. As an example if a carpenter was fitting a lock, he would fit it as per manufacturers instructions. The manufacturers instructions are in effect a method statement.
COSHH assessments: A legal requirement for any substance used in the workplace letting people know the composition, the products hazards for the user, for the environment, fire fighting measures and first aid measures.
Manual handling, asbestos awareness, work at heights and slips, trips and falls courses are all available online with some offering great value for money. All four of these courses are considered essential training for carpenters.
But most training is about repetition, changing attitudes and imparting information about newly introduced working practices, and this can be done in many ways. Verbally, by handing out safety fliers, notices put up on notice boards or in the relevant work areas, by handing our new method statements, risk and COSHH assessments, or, with a toolbox talk.
The most important thing is to get the message of any potential risks, across to the people carrying out the work.
Table of contents
Table of contents for carpentry package:
Risk assessments for:
- 01) 1st and 2nd fix carpentry works
- 02) Risk awareness for areas where asbestos could potentially be discovered
Method statements for:
- 03) recommended fixing techniques into various substructures
- 04) roof timbers
- 05) hanging doors
- 06) kitchen fitting
- 07) laminate flooring
- 08) timber partitioning
- 09) fencing
COSHH assessments for:
- 10) contact adhesive
- 11) decorators caulk
- 12) expanding foam
- 13) solvent-free grab adhesive
- 14) intumescent sealant
- 13) silicone sealant