Risk Assessment and Method Statements
The risk assessment and method statement (RAMS) training course will help learners examine what is meant by risk assessment, the basic principles of risk assessment, and the HSE’s recognised five-step approach to successful risk assessment as part of an overall safe system of work.
A risk assessment is a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm. Risk assessment is the methodology that underpins all decisions about health and safety. A method statement describes in a logical sequence exactly how a job is to be carried out in a safe manner, as required by the risk assessment.
The governing legislation is the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, which require all employers to carry out an assessment of risk by a competent person. This course examines what is meant by risk assessment, the basic principles of risk assessment, and the HSE’s recognised five-step approach to successful risk assessmentas part of an overall safe system of work.
Outline and content
Our risk assessment and method statements (RAMS) training is a half-day course, delivered via virtual classroom or face-to-face classroom by one of our qualified trainers.
This course is suitable for individuals who are responsible for writing and reviewing risk assessments and method statements, and for managing contractors who do undertake practical tasks in the workplace.
During the risk assessment and method statements course, you will cover the following modules:
- The legal requirement for risk assessments.
- Risk assessment, method statements and Safe Systems of Work.
- Managing, selecting and approving contractors.
- Contractor training.
- Day-to-day management.
- Specific issues to consider during contractor projects.
As this course has been designed by us, if you have any special requirements then we can tailor the course content to suit your company's needs.
No prerequisites required.
The duration of our risk assessment and method statements (RAMS) training course is half a day.
There is a recommendation of a maximum of 14 people per course.
No formal assessment is required.
Learners will receive a certificate of attendance.