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Risk Assessments and Method Statements RAMS) Training

How to write and check RAMS


Introduction: The presence of suitable and sufficient Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS) for relevant site activities is an integral part of construction site health and safety requirements.

A Risk Assessment identifies the potential risks and corresponding control measures for any site activity, whereas a Method Statement provides a step by step sequence of that activity to be completed in a safe manner.

Project managers, site managers and supervisors, trade and specialist contractors and self-employed contractors are required to write and review Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS) for their site activities. Clients of construction projects are also sometimes expected to approve Risk Assessments and Method Statements.

Good Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS) demonstrate that health and safety risks in the proposed site activities have been thoroughly thought and safe methods of work have been planned to manage the identified risks on site.

This training course is solely focused on the construction industry and other relevant sectors and is designed for attendees to learn, with the aid of practical hands-on tutorials, how to write and review Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS) for their activities.

This training course is intended for anyone who is responsible for writing, reviewing or approving Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS) for construction site related activities and particularly for construction site professionals (site engineers, managers, supervisors etc), trade and specialist contractors and self-employed construction contractors.


Course Outline:
  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Site Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS)
    • History
    • Legal Requirements
    • Definitions
  • Process of Writing Risk Assessments
  • Difference Between Hazards and Risks
  • Principles of Prevention
  • Defining Practical and Realistic Control Measures
  • Qualitative vs. Quantitative Risk Assessment Methods
  • Method Statements - introduction
  • Defining Sequence of Works (Step by Step)
  • Difference B/W Standard and Task Specific Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS)
  • Keeping Records
  • Effective Communication of Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS)
  • Implementation of Control Measures
  • Dynamic Risk Assessments
  • Reviewing and Updating Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS)
  • Approving Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS)
  • Practical Session - Tutorial
  • Available Guidance
  • Course Assessment
  • Conclusion and Discussion

Course Duration: Half Day (3.5)

Venue: Client premises or our office at Felaw Maltings, 44 Felaw St, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ

Cost (In-house / In-company Course):  £350 + VAT

Cost Discount: 5% discount for Safescope current annual retainer Clients

Maximum Class Size: 12 attendees

Geographical Coverage:  London, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk

Weekend Training: Subject to staff availability, we may be able to deliver this training on Saturdays, however, a 50% premium will apply

Delivery Method: Classroom

Course Assessment:  Written and Practical Assessment

Certificate: Certificate of Training

Certificate Validity: 3 Years Recommended

Trainer:   Safescope in-house qualified and competent trainers. Important to note that we do not use any external training consultants

How to Book?:  To book, and for training outside the above geographical regions, please contact us either by phone on 01473 407020 or by email contact@safescope.com























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