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Guides and Templates

This section provides practical information, templates and e-tools for the creation of a range of health and safety risk assessments and method statements, for use by contractors. Specific topics covered include work at height, COSHH and manual handling. 

In addition to specific templates and guidance, members can also produce risk assessments for virtually any type of task or activity via eRAMS. Concise advice on how to produce a risk assessment is also available in the eRAMS User Guide.


Basic Principles of Method Statements

(PDF, 1.5 MB)

This guide outlines one way of carrying out risk assessments, for contractors and maintenance teams.

Published 16 Oct 2017Last reviewed 16 Oct 2017

ECA Working at Height - Checklist C

(WORD, 38 kB)

This checklist covers some key factors to consider when carrying out a risk assessment under the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAH).

Published 16 Jan 2017Last reviewed 16 Jan 2017

Noise Assessment Advice

(PDF, 48 kB)

This information sheet provides information on what you should expect to see in a Noise Assessment.


Fire Risk Assessment

(PDF, 527 kB)

A template risk assessment for fire - health & safety


Work At Height Short Duration Risk Assessment

(WORD, 44 kB)

Site-specific risk assessment forms A & B for short duration work at height


ECA Risk Assessment - Pregnant Workers

(PDF, 100 kB)

Guidance for employers on action in relation to risk assessment when a female operative advises the employer she is pregnant.


Manual Handling Risk Assessment

(PDF, 72 kB)

A manual handling risk assessment should be carried out before starting any activities that require significant lifting or manual handling.


COSHH - Assessment Form

(PDF, 53 kB)

A template form for COSHH general risk assessment