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.

Risk Assessments

The management of risks in the workplace is a necessity for the continuation of a safe environment for your employees, regardless of your business location or sector. Your employees should always be able to feel safe when conducting their duties, remember that risk assessments must be held on record in the event of unfortunate accidents and/or injuries occurring. This is a legal requirement.

Before continuing, there are some definitions that you must be clear with:

  • Hazard – Any object or event, should it be utilised or occur, that has the potential to bring harm to those around it.
  • Risk – The probability of a hazard occurring.

Put simply, risk assessments can be defined as the act of identifying hazards and categorising those that have been chosen. From this we then analyse the risks and reduce their impact through various controls, as much as humanly possible.

When implementing a risk assessment, all the foreseeable risks must be accounted for that could possibly occur or are part of the action which is applicable to the assessment. It is also important to remember that a risk assessment must be carried out before the activity has begun by the various employees and once this risk assessment is completed it will need to be periodically reviewed to ensure that it is up to date and contains the correct assessment information. It is best practice to start a review if any new machinery, processes or procedures are implemented into workplace, and when moving to a new site entirely.

Risk Assessments

The management of risks in the workplace is a necessity for the continuation of a safe environment for your employees, regardless of your business location or sector. Your employees should always be able to feel safe when conducting their duties, remember that risk assessments must be held on record in the event of unfortunate accidents and/or injuries occurring. This is a legal requirement.

Before continuing, there are some definitions that you must be clear with:

  • Hazard – Any object or event, should it be utilised or occur, that has the potential to bring harm to those around it.
  • Risk – The probability of a hazard occurring.

Put simply, risk assessments can be defined as the act of identifying hazards and categorising those that have been chosen. From this we then analyse the risks and reduce their impact through various controls, as much as humanly possible.

When implementing a risk assessment, all the foreseeable risks must be accounted for that could possibly occur or are part of the action which is applicable to the assessment. It is also important to remember that a risk assessment must be carried out before the activity has begun by the various employees and once this risk assessment is completed it will need to be periodically reviewed to ensure that it is up to date and contains the correct assessment information. It is best practice to start a review if any new machinery, processes or procedures are implemented into workplace, and when moving to a new site entirely.

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.

Method Statements

Commonly referred to as a ‘safe system of work’, this is merely a document which fully explains the actions required for a certain task to be fulfilled, whilst also highlighting any hazards with the task and the controls that may be implemented to reduce the risk and ensure the safety of those carrying it out.

These must contain enough detail such that all of those concerned may have sufficient information to be completely clear on what actions must be taken, with what equipment, and where they must carry out the task. Alongside this, the hazards which are an outcome of the work or environment and the steps to be taken by employees in order to minimise the highlighted issues must be documented.

Exceptionally high-quality method statements will address most, preferably all, of the following:

  • Description of the task to be completed
  • Formal risk assessment for the task
  • Specification of the area where the task should be completed
  • Detail supervisory responsibilities, this includes the correct contact information
  • Complete list of equipment, containing the power sources and those who are authorised to utilise them
  • If required, a permit to work system that will be implemented
  • Coherent statement which highlights the hazards and the control measures that are in place, such as: hazardous substances, electrical hazards, emergency plans, first aid, and other hazards that may arise from the task or site

Moreover, regardless of how sufficiently both the risk assessment and method statement has been carried out, they won’t amount to anything unless the results are properly coordinated with the employees that will carry out the tasks. The employees will be clearly briefed on the safe system of work, whilst wearing the relevant personal protective equipment (PPE). Questions will also be asked of them to ensure that they have fully understood the briefing, if they do not understand then they may ask questions to garner an improved understanding of what must be done.

Once this has been completed and the method statement is implemented, the person whom prepared the method statement should take a monitoring role so that they can ensure that all of the elements are being correctly implemented.

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.