Risk Assessment & Method Statements (RAMS)

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Course Aim

A Risk Assessment and Method Statement course, known as RAMS, provides learners with the skills and knowledge required to write effective and compliant risk assessments and method statements.

This course is suitable for all industries, and will help your business meet the legal requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), by ensuring you have a safe system of work in place, and your employees are protected.

Risk assessments are essential to ensuring a safe and healthy workplace, and enable you to recognise potential hazards and protect your workers from harm. A formal, written, risk assessment for all tasks undertaken, is also a legal requirement for companies with five or more employees.

Understanding method statements will help you inform your employees how to do their job safely, based on the risk assessment. This improves the awareness and communication of health and safety across your organisation and helps reduce the risk of workplace injuries or accidents.


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Course Content

This course will provide learners with an understanding of:


  • The legal requirements surrounding risk assessments and method statements.
  • Important definitions such as harm, risk, hazard and hazardous events.
  • Understand the risk assessment process.
  • Risk and hazards.
  • Specification of risk controls.
  • Accident prevention and precautions.
  • Quantitative and qualitative risk.
  • Hierarchy of controls.

By the end of the course, you will be able to recognise hazards in the workplace, evaluate risk, initiate control measures, conduct a risk assessment which complies with legislation, and produce a method statement.

Who should attend

This course is aimed at managers. supervisors, Health & Safety Representatives from all industries.

There are no candidate pre-requisites for this course.

Where to attend

Courses are held at our training centre in Kirkcaldy, but can also be delivered to groups at your location.


Half-Day course


1 x multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course.


£85 per person +VAT


This certification is valid for 3 years. 

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