All the RAMS a demolition company needs in one simple document. A complete H&S package for just £35.00
What’s in the demolition H&S package?
These RAMS includes 9 documents compiled into a single document that cover residential based rip outs and demolition. They’ve been put together based on our professional experience and our customers download trends and buying this package allows you to display the "Health & Safety Gold Standard Award" on your website. Letting clients, customers and contractors know that your H&S package and RAMS are current and up to date. Not only will your RAMS be current and up to date but it will stay that way because as H&S changes we update this package to reflect new trends and laws.
Value for money
This package increases your chance of winning tenders and has been written by trained health and safety professionals. It offers a saving of over £35.00 compared to buying theses documents individually. As with all our documents, it comes in docx format so you are able to add your logo and company details using Word or the processor of your choice.
This package 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 our products.
Common hazards in the demolition sector
One of the main reasons for H&S at work is to protect people. This includes members of the general public, permanent employees, temps, casual workers, the self employed and even the parcel delivery man. In the modern world we live in, responsibility for others wellbeing and safety falls firmly at the feet of a business if the premises, or activities of the business, are deemed to have caused harm to others.
Construction in particular, is classified as a high risk industry with over 50,000 injuries reported every year and an average of 30 fatalities. These figures are with current H&S in place, but are still considered to high when the accident rate could be reduced with better H&S management. Consequently risk assessments, method statements and COSHH assessments have become the norm, even in small companies.
Falls from height account for approximately half of all fatalities and a break down of the 50,000 non-fatal injuries are:
- Slips, trips and falls on the same level account for 25%
- Falls from height account for 18%
- Manual handling injuries make up 20%
- Being struck by a moving or flying object is 10%
It’s important to remember that the 50,000 number of reported injuries is much lower than the accident rate, because many people can have a slip or fall without injury.
What H&S does your company need?
Health and safety over the past ten years or so has seemed to turn into an everlasting chore that you can never get to the end of. You submit a relevant risk assessment only to be told that you need an anti-slavery policy in place before you can knock a wall down.
In reality, there are some H&S documents that are your legal requirement to have, and others that are requested by organisations that you work for.
The documents you are legally bound to have in place are risk and COSHH assessments along with a company H&S policy if you employ more than 5 people.
Method statements aren’t a legal requirement but are a must for most principal contractors, and various other documents such as a lone workers policy are usually at the behest of an organisations with an approved supplier list.
The H&S documents we supply in this package are risk assessments, method statements and COSHH assessments. We don’t include a company H&S policy, as this is a stand alone document about your company and its approach to H&S and not about a specific job your carrying out or tendering for.
Training can often be as simple as telling someone something, so that both people can follow the same rules. It could also be a toolbox talk, a training meeting, an online course, a training video or site demonstration.
There are many ways to get messages across, and if safer working practices have been introduced, the people carrying out the work should be trained or informed before they begin the task.
If you had a contract to paint 500 houses blue and all the painters were issued with litres of blue paint, then the architect changed the colour to white, it would be a high priority to get in touch with all the painters and let them know about the new colour.
The same sense of urgency should be employed if new control measures or different working practices are introduced. If a new hazard has been identified but the people carrying out the work are unaware and have an accident, liability falls firmly at the feet of the employer.
Table of contents
Table of contents for demolition package:
Risk assessments for:
- 01) rip out and demolition
- 02) Risk awareness for areas where asbestos could potentially be discovered
Method statements for:
- 03) removing suspended ceiling
- 04) removing stud walls, doors and windows
- 05) removal of floor coverings
- 06) breaking out a concrete floor
- 07) removing kitchens and bathrooms
COSHH assessments for:
- 08) dust (Acid)
- 09) PPE and site-specific rules