Risk Assessment and Method Statement (RAMS)
A risk assessment and method statement, commonly know as a RAMS sometimes refers to as a Safe Work Procedure (SWP), or Safe Operating Procedure (SOP) is a part of a workplace safety plan.
Used in conjunction with a specific risk assessment, It is predominately used in construction to describe a document that gives specific instructions on how to safely perform a work related task, or operate a piece of plant or equipment.
Many large contractors now require a RAMS or similar, to be in place to advise employees and contractors on how to perform work related tasks safely.
The statement is generally used as part of a safety induction and then referred to as required throughout a workplace, they should outline all the hazards that are likely to be encountered when undertaking a task or process and provide detailed guidance on how to carry out the task safely.
Procedure for use
A work method statement is prepared for each task on a particular worksite, the group of work method statements are then packaged and included in the overall Construction Safety Plan. This plan (or document) is typically submitted at the beginning of a project for approval by the client or their representative.
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