Plastering, hacking off, rendering... All the RAMS in one handy document. A complete H&S package for just £60.00
What’s in the plasterers package?
All your RAMS requirements compiled into one document, based on our professional experience and our customers download trends. The full table of contents can be viewed by scrolling down, 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 is current and up to date. Not only will your RAMS be current and up to date but it will stay that way because as H&S changes we update this plastering package to reflect new trends and laws.
The document covers boarding bonding, skimming, hacking off and rendering. It’s professionally written and will increase you chance of winning tenders.
Is it value for money?
Value for money is the at the core of our business ideology and we put emphasis on the value part, because however cheap something is, if it doesn’t do what it says on the tin, it’s of no value.
For us, value is about providing quality products at the right price and all our documents are written by health and safety professionals.
Not only is this plastering pack great value for money, it is also incredibly easy to use. It comes in docx format so can be edited in Word™ or the processor of your choice and all you need to do to get the package up and running is add your company details to the first page.
You can also upload your company logo of style this document to match your company’s brand.
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 this package.
Risks plasterers can be exposed to
Falls from height are a particular risk to plasterers especially is purpose built access equipment isn’t being used. On smaller sites it’s still a frequent sight to see scaffold boards spanning milk crates, or similar to create raised walkways.
The same is true for stair wells where scaffold boards are often fed through ladder rungs to gain access.
Slips, trips and falls are another common incident and this is compounded because of the size of the area a plasterer can be working on and the fact that it’s a wet trade.
Eye injuries from plaster, dust and lime based render are a common risk, as are manual handling injuries.
Additionally there are occupational diseases due to asbestos disturbance, and hearing loss and white finger from power tool use.
Plaster dust, other airborne dusts and silica also contribute to lung related occupational diseases.
What H&S does your company need?
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.
A plasterer is already trained. They know how to do their job and many spreads have been doing the same thing for years. Yet fatalities, injuries and occupational diseases are still prevalent in the plastering injury.
Asbestos awareness training, working at height and manual handling training, are three areas of training that should be addressed.
Giving tradesmen the knowledge to work safely and avoid accidents is beneficial to everyone.
Table of contents
Table of contents for plasterers package:
Risk assessments for:
- 01) plastering and rendering
- 02) Risk awareness for areas where asbestos could potentially be discovered
Method statements for:
- 03) boarding and skimming
- 04) bonding and skimming
- 05) hacking off to walls and ceilings
- 06) rendering
COSHH assessments for:
- 07) cement
- 08) drywall adhesive
- 09) hydrated lime
- 10) hydraulic lime
- 11) multi finish
- 12) PVA
- 13) tanking Slurry
- 14) bonding coat