All the RAMS a building company needs in one simple document. A complete health and safety package for just £165.00.
What’s in the builders H&S package?
An incredible 51 documents covering most aspects of builders health and safety based on our professional experience and our customers download trends. These RAMS have been compiled into a single builders health & safety package for ease of use, and it’s available as an instant electronic download.
Act now and get your company on the road to success with this professional package that also comes with the “Health & Safety Gold Standard Award", showing clients that you’re committed to health and safety.
If you scroll down to the index of contents, you’ll see how our builders H&S package has helped so many other companies an why it’s such a popular choice. Get this RAMS package today to help your company win contracts and become approved suppliers.
The package itself couldn’t be easier to use as it has a single cover page where you add your company details, date and sign, then it’s good to go. It really is that simple. The document comes in docx format so can be opened in Word™, or any other word processor, and it’s fully editable allowing you to add your company logo plus any bespoke borders, backgrounds or colour schemes as you desire.
Value for money
If a H&S professional was to write bespoke documents for your company, they would charge between £45 and £60 per hour. This package has 51 documents in it and saves you £300 on the cost of buying the documents individually. The positive value our builders H&S package offers is fantastic. Not only that but it’s your for life and we update the documents free of charge as and when required if heath and safety laws change. All you need to do to get the latest version is simply log in and download the document again.
Not only is this document great value for money, but it’s also great quality and is:
- Recognised by local authorities
- Recognised by principal contractors
- Suitable for CDM sites
- Approved by H&S managers
It’s a comprehensive professional H&S document for building companies.
Construction company risks
We can’t get away from risks at, or away from work. The A&E department at any hospital is never empty regardless of the time of day, there’s always someone who’s hada fall or another type of accident that requires treatment.
Unfortunately by the very nature of the work carried out, construction is a high risk industry with over 50,000 injuries reported every year and an average of 30 fatalities. It must be remembered that the accident rate is far higher than the injury rate, because not all accidents cause injury, and often minor injuries, such as bruising or a paper cut aren’t reported. Additionally, it’s good to reflect on how many accidents are prevented due to the current health and safety measures in place.
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%
Even with current H&S in place, injuries in the construction industry are incredibly high at over a thousand a week, which is why your companies health and safety documents are so important.
What health and safety does a building company need?
Due to the amount of injuries within the construction industry there are many Acts and regulations in place that need to be adhered to. Alongside these a building company also needs their own H&S documents that state how they are going manage, reduce or protect against risk. Building companies have a duty of care to protect the people they employ and anybody else who may be affected by works being carried out. This protection is usually in the form of safe working practices which are set out in risk assessments and method statements. Essentially a risk assessment is what its name implies, a document to assess the risks involved in a specific task. Then once the risks have been identified, control measures are put in place to control or limit the risks.
As an example: A large truck reversing might be at risk of reversing into a person. The safest control measure in this case is to stop the truck from reversing and completely eliminate the risk. Unfortunately this can’t happen so to reduce the risk a rear view camera can be fitted and an audible warning system put in place. The control measures create safe working practices when reversing the truck.
An accompanying method statement might inform the driver of any site traffic management plans and that the camera and audible warning must be working before reversing the vehicle. The method statement would also mention that if the control measures fail, a banksman should be employed.
A building companies H&S documents should also include a company health and safety policy as well as COSHH assessments that show how to deal with substances that are hazardous to health.
This H&S package for builders covers most of the documentation that you will need but doesn’t include a company health and safety policy, as by law this must be a separate document.
Other documents that builders might be asked to provide include: Insurances, training records, lone worker policies, anti-slavery policies and more.
Making H&S work
A building company that has good H&S documents can be no safer than one that has none if the information within the documents isn’t passed on to the people carrying out the work. If the management team decide its not safe to work under scaffolding without a hardhat, but don’t tell the staff and don’t enforce the rule, it becomes just a paper exercise and not a control measure.
Ticking boxes never saved lives. It’s all about finding ways to reduce or eliminate risks and passing this knowledge onto the people carrying out the work. Education, instruction and training on how to work safely and the potential dangers of not following safe working practices.
The HSE state that employees must be instructed on safe working practices for many tasks, and due to the accident rate in the construction industry four areas of training that many consider mandatory are:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Working at height
- Manual handling
- Asbestos awareness
Training in the above topics is usually done through online courses.
Table of contents
Table of contents for construction package
Risk assessments for:
- 01) construction workers
- 02) Risk awareness for areas where asbestos could potentially be discovered
Method statements for:
- 03) underground drainage
- 04) underpinning
- 05) brick and blockwork
- 06) cleaning brickwork
- 07) pointing and repointing
- 08) block paving
- 09) laying slabs
- 10) fencing
- 11) hedge cutting, strimming and lawn works
- 12) general plumbing works, pipe connections, transport and storage
- 13) removing a bathroom suite
- 14) fitting a bathroom suite
- 15) power flushing
- 16) maintenance and service of central heating system
- 17) connection to a gas main
- 18) rainwater goods
- 19) rewires, maintenance and new installations
- 20) hanging wallpaper
- 21) painting
- 22) boarding and skimming
- 23) bonding and skimming
- 24) rendering
- 25) recommended fixing techniques into various sub structures
- 26) roof timbers
- 27) hanging doors
- 28) kitchen fitting
- 29) laminate flooring
- 30) timber partitioning
- 31) UPVC doors
- 32) UPVC soffits and fascia
- 33) UPVC windows
COSHH assessments for:
- 34) cement
- 35) brick and patio cleaner - Acid
- 36) brick and patio cleaner - Eco
- 37) hydrated lime
- 38) hydraulic lime
- 39) mortar plasticiser
- 40) mortar water proofer
- 41) petrol
- 42) Fernox central heating cleaner
- 43) lead free solder
- 44) lead solder
- 45) silicone sealant
- 46) flux paste
- 47) solvent cement
- 48) decorator’s caulk
- 49) dust
- 50) expanding foam
- 51) expanding foam (fire rated)