All the RAMS an electrical company needs in a single comprehensive document. A complete health and safety package for just£55.00.
What’s in the electrical package?
This pack contains 13 essential documents covering most aspects of electrical health and safety based on our professional experience and our customers download trends. All the documents have been compiled into a single package which is available for instant download and use. Furthermore, buying this RAMS 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 package to reflect new trends and laws.
You buy the electrician's health & safety package once and it's yours for life to download as often as you need and each download will always be the most up to date version.
To get a detailed list of the documents in this package, please scroll down to the table of contents.
Value for money
Yes. If you bought these documents individually they would cost you £115.00, and if you employed a H&S professional to create bespoke documents for you, costs would rocket.
But value for money isn’t just about the price of something, it’s about what you get for your P’s, and in this case you’re getting a tailored H&S solution for electricians. An off the shelf H&S package for electricians with risk assessments, method statements and COSHH assessments already completed.
The package isn’t set in stone though. It comes in docx format so is completely editable in Word™ or the processor of your choice. You can add and remove parts as you see fit and there’s a single cover page where you to add your logo and company details.
It’s a professional package designed for ease of use.
Risks in the electrical sector
Health and safety risks for electricians if properly managed are minimal. The people carrying out the work are trained professionals who know how to isolate a supply and carry out electrical connections safely.
There’s still the risk of electrical hazards such as electric shocks and contact burns, but the far greater risk of injury to electricians is caused from accidents and not electrical incidents. These accidents are mainly a result of not adhering to safe working practices. Falls from height involving stepladders are one of the principal causes, along with accidents from over reaching and same level slips, trips and falls.
Taking shortcuts to save time and stretching off a ladder instead of moving it to a safer position is a recipe for disaster, but some employees will do this time and time again. Avoiding accidents is often a case of repeating the same message and educating staff on the dangers of bad working practices.
There are also hazards that may take a long time to materialise, such as asbestos related diseases, hearing loss and hand arm vibration syndrome.
The health and safety at work Act was designed to make employers responsible for the wellbeing of employees and anybody who may be affected by the work activities. In short, an employer should know what risks and hazards are in place and eliminate them or reduce them to an acceptable level by ensuring that staff follow safe working practices.
What H&S does an electrical company need?
The demands made by principal contractors and CDM sites for H&S compliance is an ever growing list. Method statements are not a legal requirement, but very few large sites will get a company on their approved supplier list without them. Principal contractors may also request a host of other documentation that is not a legal requirement such as training records, traffic management plans, anti slavery policies etc…
Additionally, H&S documentation may be required on a task basis such as permits to work in confined spaces, for hot works or working at height.
As a general rule though the four main documents you need are:
A company health and safety policy. This is a document that lets other know how your business manages health and safety at work. It is a legal requirement to have a health and safety policy if there are five or more employees, and usually a requirement for site work regardless of business size.
Risk assessments. These are a legal requirement and their purpose is to identify hazards and introduce control measures and safe working practices to eliminate them or bring them down to an acceptable level.
Method statements. Not a legal requirement but letting staff and principal contractors know the methods your company will follow to carry out tasks safely is best practice for most businesses.
COSHH assessments. These are hazards that specific products pose it doesn’t just cover the health of the person using the product. The damage the product can do to the environment, safe disposal methods, amount of time a person can work with the product, fire fighting measures, harmful ingredients, PPE and first aid measures are all included.
The electrical health and safety package we’ve put together covers all of the above except the company policy as this is a stand alone document.
If you write a book but never publish it, no one will ever read it. It’s much the same with H&S documents. There’s no benefit in the manager of one company giving the manager of another company a H&S package that ticks all the boxes, if the staff carrying out the work haven’t been told about the implementation of new safe working practices.
Training, education and instruction comes in many forms, but the principal objective where H&S is concerned is about getting a message across. As an example, take safe use of ladders. Staff could be given pictorial fliers showing safe use, have someone give a demonstration or take a working at height course.
Training in itself is often not enough to Keep a workforce safe and managers often have to reiterate and repeat the same message to enforce safe working practices. It’s not just about training but ensuring that the training is been followed.
That said training has become far easier to manage and better value for money with the introduction of online courses and the four courses considered essential for the construction industry are:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Working at height
- Manual handling
- Asbestos awareness
Table of contents
Table of contents for the electricians package
Risk assessments for:
- 01) electrical installations and maintenance
- 02) Risk awareness for areas where asbestos could potentially be discovered
Method statements for:
- 03) rewires, maintenance and new installations
- 04) marking and fixing
COSHH assessments for:
- 05) decorator’s caulk
- 06) dust
- 07) expanding foam
- 08) expanding foam (fire rated)
- 09) lead-free solder
- 10) lead Solder
- 11) silicone sealant
- 12) soldering flux
- 13) solvent cement)