Health and Safety at Work

This is derived from the ‘Health and Safety at Work Act 1974’ (HASAWA) which has set out the duties of employers concerning the wellbeing of their employees.

It clearly states that employers must protect their ‘health, safety, and welfare’ whilst their employees are at work. This does not exclude others within the environment either, such as temporary staff, casual workers, visitors to the site, and the general public to a practical degree.

The full legislation documentation can be found here – Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) holds the power to enforce the employer duties and issue penalties for those who do not conform or properly comply with the regulations.

The graph below shows the fines and increase in the number of cases ranging from 30 in 2008 to 128 in 2017

Average fine (£)

Cases by the HSE

Data for total service industries, based on legislation breaches resulting in successful prosecution 

Source: Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Public Register of Prosecutions

How Can CRAMS HELP YOU?

Customise
CRAMS is customisable, and its unique features pre-populate the system with data pertaining to your people, location and work-based tasks making the risk assessments and method statements meaningful, easy and quick to produce.
Tools
CRAMS provides simple and intuitive tools which creates and combines a COSHH and or risk assessment with a method statement.
Risk Matrix
After populating your CRAMS, the inbuilt risk matrix will automatically provide you with a risk score. CRAMS will facilitate your next steps for assessments scoring above 6, as these will need additional control measures imposing.
View
CRAMS is produced as an easy to view / printable document, held on record, providing your employees the opportunity to view their safe systems of work at any time.
Review
CRAMS provide drop down menus which allows you to easily create and review work flows against your own unique risks or from one of the (36) generic, pre-populated risks.
Acknowledge
CRAMS is cloud based and shares approved risk assessments with relevant occupations who need to acknowledge them on any device.
Training
CRAMS may highlight the need for competency training by providing relevant occupations with a notification and link to complete a RoSPA accredited eLearning course on the skill required.
Alerts
CRAMS remain current and relevant with its automated review system highlighting when risk assessments and competency training need to be reviewed or refreshed, intensifying alerts if not completed on time.
Audit
CRAMS capture every activity thus providing a comprehensive audit trail. Archived records can be easily retrieved by Management or Auditors.