A concise risk assessment and method statement e-service has been released by CHAS, as part of an ECA/CHAS partnership that aims to support effective health and safety management in contracting and other organisations. The new service follows extensive consultation and field testing with hundreds of contracting companies and clients, according to an ECA statement.
The eRAMS service allows contractors and maintenance teams to create, amend, store and print activity-based risk assessment (RAs), along with method statements (MSs) and construction phase plans (CPPs), is now available on the open market. ECA claims that the package provides customers with maximum flexibility when creating key health and safety documents, whether for internal use, or to meet the requirements of client or assessment schemes. The service is suitable for a wide range of contracting and maintenance activity.
"eRAMS is designed to deliver fast, flexible activity-based risk assessments and method statements for all sorts of contracting and maintenance activity," said Paul Reeve, ECA Director of Business Services. "It comes with a Quick Start Guide which allows users to start producing practically useful documents within minutes."
Darren Price, director of West Midlands-based contractor and ECA member Goodwin and Price, added: “eRAMS is remarkably user-friendly, and a number of clients have told us that our risk assessments and method statements are some of the best that they have seen from a contractor.”
The software is free to ECA members, while for non-members, prices range from around £100 to £375 pa (depending on company size/CHAS affiliation). Prices are available on request via www.chas.co.uk/our-services/membership-services