For most contracts you will need the risk assessments, method statements and COSHH assessments that are found in this pack, as well as a company health and safety policy if you employ 5 or more staff.
The H&S policy is different to your RAMS as it doesn’t deal with the safety of a specific site. Instead it is a stand alone document that states how your company manage H&S, and who is responsible for what.
Risk assessment: This is a document that lists the results of any task you’ve assessed for risks and the control measures you’ve put in place to eliminate the risk, or reduce it to an acceptable level.
Method statement: This is how the task is to be carried out, but not every step of a method statement has to be listed as manufacturers often supply their own method statements with their products. An example of this is mixing dry wall adhesive, where you would simply write, ‘Mix adhesive according to manufacturers instructions’.
COSHH assessment: COSHH stands for Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health, and these documents are your legal responsibility to provide. The list hazardous compositions, health risks to individuals and the environment, first aid and fire fighting measures.