All the RAMS you need for window and door fitting. A complete H&S package just £60.00
What’s in the UPVC fitters pack?
This document covers fenestration as well as doors, soffits and fascia. You’ll get 14 documents covering most aspects of UPVC fitters health and safety based on our professional experience and our customers download trends. All 14 documents have been compiled into a single electronic document, 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 and RAMS are current and up to date. Not only will your H&S be current and up to date but it will stay that way because as H&S changes we update this UPVC fitters package to reflect new trends and laws.
It increases your chance of winning tenders and has been written by trained health and safety professionals.
The full table of contents can be found by scrolling down.
Value for money
Buying these documents as a package saves you over £60.00 off the list price and means you get theses documents for better than half price.
Not only do you get a great saving, but you also get great quality and an easy to use solution. As with all our documents this one comes in docx formal, allowing you to add your logo and company details on the cover page using Word™ or the processor of your choice.
That’s all you need to do and then this document is ready to go.
This document is:
- Recognised by local authorities
- Recognised by principal contractors
- Suitable for CDM sites
- Approved by H&S managers
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Accidents in the UPVC fitters sector
Falls from height and things falling from height are among the most common accident causes in the fenestration industry. Fitters often work at first floor level or above and at roof height for soffit and fascia work.
Due to the weight of composite doors and the wind load that glazed units can be exposed to, manual handling is another area that poses high risk of accident and injury.
Slips, trips and falls on the same level are common place and the risk increases if a person is working from the outside on uneven ground.
Occupational hazards include hearing loss from loud power tools, and occupational diseases include dermatitis from sealants contacting skin and asbestos related diseases if asbestos is accidently disturbed.
What H&S does your company need?
This falls into two sections. The H&S you are required to have by law, and the H&S principal contractors insist you have before carrying out work for them. A principal contractor can demand any document they wish, and you either have to supply it if you want to work for them or you loose out to a competitor.
As a legal requirement you will need risk assessments, COSHH assessments and a company H&S policy if you employ more than four people.
As a bare minimum, most CDM sites ask for method statements as well and then you may also be asked for such things as equality and diversity policies, staff training records, lone worker policies and PAT test records.
In this package we include relevant risk assessments, method statements and COSHH assessments but not the company H&S policy.
The reason a Company H&S policy is omitted is because it’s not specifically relevant to a particular task. Instead it’s a stand alone document that covers your general approach to H&S within your company and who is responsible for what.
Because so many fitters work at height, training for this in your sector is considered high priority alongside asbestos awareness training. Manual handling and slip, trips and falls should also be considered.
Some of the most important staff training isn’t about being in a classroom environment or taking an online course. It’s about keeping your staff up to date on specific site rules and what’s expected of them. If management implement a control measure of wearing suede gauntlets to removing existing window panes, yet don’t pass this information on to the workers, it’s just a paperwork exercise.
Likewise, if someone is seen using ladders in a way that is considered dangerous, the staff need to know why and how to use them safely, so safety fliers could be handed out or a toolbox talk conducted.
Table of contents
Table of contents for UPVC fitters package
Risk assessments for:
- 01) UPVC doors, windows, soffits and fascia
- 02) Risk awareness for areas where asbestos could potentially be discovered
Method statements for:
- 03) rainwater goods
- 04) UPVC doors
- 05) UPVC soffits and fascia
- 06) UPVC windows
COSHH assessments for:
- 07) mitre adhesive
- 08) mitre adhesive activator
- 09) cream cleaner
- 10) expanding foam
- 11) expanding foam (fire rated)
- 12) glass cleaner
- 13) silicone sealant
- 14) solvent cleaner