Building a wall, a house or an extension? These are the RAMS for you. A complete H&S package for just £65.00.
What’s in the bricklaying package?
This pack contains 15 of our documents compiled into one, based on our professional experience and our customers download trends. 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 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 bricklayers package to reflect new trends and laws.
The full table of contents for this H&S pack can be found by scrolling down.
It increases your chance of winning tenders and has been written by trained health and safety professionals.
Value for money
As with all of our products, we consider value for money a key element in getting and retaining our customers. Our bricklayers H&S pack is no different as it’s comprehensive, professional and the right price.
Additionally, it has been designed for ease of use and all you need to do to get it up and running is add your company details to the cover page. This in itself couldn’t be easier as the document comes in docx format so can be edited in Word™ or the processor of your choice.
As well as adding your company details you can add your logo and brand this document to match others within your company.
Buying this document as a package saves you £70.00 on the list price of buying these documents individually.
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 our products.
Risks encountered by bricklayers
Accidents involving falls from height or objects falling from height are a persistent hazard in many sectors of the construction industry and bricklaying doesn’t escape these risks. Other common risks include manual handling incidents and same level slips, trips and falls.
There’s also substance risks from products like cement and lime that can cause accidental injuries to eyes and skin as well as more long term diseases from breathing in dust and long term contact.
Hearing loss, eye and skin damage from objects been ejected from power tools moving parts and hand arm vibration are all risks associated with power tools such as rotating saws and angle grinders.
Sun burn and skin damage from long term sun exposure is also a risk that needs consideration.
What H&S does your company need?
The standard H&S documents requested buy most companies now are the RAMS that are included in this product as well as a company H&S policy if you employ 5 or more staff.
However, the list of additional documents that some principal contractors or CDM sites ask for can be far greater and include such things as staff training records, an anti slavery policy, a lone worker policy, an equality and diversity policy, a waste management policy… The list can go on depending at the principal contractors behest.
We’re often asked why we don’t include a company H&S policy within this document. The reason for this is that the H&S policy isn’t specific to the works you are tendering for, instead it lists the general approach your company has to H&S, including who is responsible for what.
With the construction industry having such a high accident and fatality rate compared t many other industries it is always worth considering training all staff in manual handling, asbestos awareness, working at height and slips, trips and falls.
This training is readily available as online courses which staff can carry out on a device of their choice at a time and location that suits them.
Job specific training is absolutely essential and this can be done in many ways including, tool box talks, handing out fliers, notices, handing out new risk and method statements or just a chat. Either way its importance can’t be dismissed. Imagine if you’ve promised a contract manager that your staff will carry out a specific task in a certain way, but you haven’t told the staff.
Table of contents
Table of contents for bricklayers package:
Risk assessments for:
- 01) brick and block work
- 02) Risk awareness for areas where asbestos could potentially be discovered
Method statements for:
- 03) brick and block work
- 04) cleaning brickwork
- 05) fitting lintels
- 06) pointing and re-pointing
- 07) underpinning
COSHH assessments for:
- 08) cement
- 09) brick and patio cleaner - Acid
- 10) brick and patio cleaner - Eco
- 11) hydrated lime
- 12) hydraulic lime
- 13) mortar plasticiser
- 14) mortar waterproofer
- 15) petrol