After discussions with customers and principal contractors, together with feedback from HSE inspectors, it has become clear that codes of practice are no longer required in RAMS.
RAMS should be read and consumed not just produced and stored. It is how a manager communicates safe systems of work for any task or project. Codes of practices unnecessarily distracts from this, which can result in greater risk on site.
We believe that including a long list of different codes of practice makes the RAMS longer, therefore less engaging for staff and ultimately creates more risk. It removes their focus, time and attention from what matters in the RAMS.
For this reason, we have decided to remove the codes of practice for all users of the HANDS HQ content library.
From 5 pm GMT on Thursday 24th January, you will not be able to add codes of practice to any new projects created in HANDS HQ. Projects that began before this time will not be affected by this change.
Enterprise customers will have the ability to continue using codes of practice within their HANDS HQ account. If you would like to continue with codes of practice, your account manager will be able to talk you through the different options available.
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