Features

Creation

Content library

HandsHQ's content library contains thousands of risk assessments, covering hundreds of activities. Our library has been compiled by health and safety specialists and is constantly reviewed, updated and added to.

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All plans

Custom content

If you have your own risk assessment content, you can easily use it instead of, or alongside HandsHQ’s content library.

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Enterprise

COSHH

HandsHQ's COSHH library contains over 10,000 substances. Constantly reviewed, with more added every day.

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Advanced and above

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Add images and PDFs

Add your own images and PDFs to your RAMS. Upload them from your computer or directly from your phone or tablet’s camera.

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All plans

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Project search

With all your projects in one place, you can find any RAMS in seconds with our lightning fast search.

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All plans

Download PDF

Completed RAMS are downloaded or emailed PDFs. Professional-looking, with consistent formatting, and an easy-to-read layout.

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All plans

Add your logo/branding

Add your logo, website address and contact details, which appear on the final RAMS.

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All plans

Duplicate RAMS

Working on a project just like one you've done before? Duplicate and save yourself even more time.

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All plans

Default PDFs

If you find yourself always uploading the same PDFs to your RAMS, you can add them by default instead. Each RAMS you create will include them from the beginning.

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All plans

Risk matrix

Set each task's risk and residual risk value using the built-in 5x5 risk matrix. Risk ratings are shown in the end document for clarity and easy understanding of the different risks.

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All plans

Collaboration

Multiple users

Add anyone in your business to HandsHQ so they can create and collaborate on projects. Access controls allow you to decide who can do what.

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Pro and above

Multiple divisions

Separate your account by region, subsidiary or any other way you want with divisions.

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Enterprise

Digital signatures

Capture signatures from everyone on your project digitally. Personnel can sign on their own device and version control ensures everyone has the latest version.

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Enterprise

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Internal approval workflow

Approve RAMS internally before they are sent to your client. When an author completes a RAMS in HandsHQ, they can submit for approval to either one or all designated approvers. Approvers will receive an email notifying them, and they can approve or reject RAMS to ensure compliance and quality.

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Enterprise

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Enterprise

API

HandsHQ's API allows you to connect with your favourite software, either directly, or through Zapier or Microsoft Power Automate. Create RAMS when a new job is created with your job management tool, or have RAMS automatically sent to SharePoint. The possibilities are endless.

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Enterprise

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Enterprise

Enforce reason for editing

Whenever a project is edited, the user can write a reason for editing. If you want to ensure a reason for editing is always captured, you can enforce it.

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Enterprise

Email within app

Email your RAMS directly to your team or client within HandsHQ. Check the delivery status to ensure they received it, and even see if they've opened the email.

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All plans

Personnel

Store the names of your entire workforce, along with their roles and contact details. Easily add them to projects to email RAMS and collect signatures.

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All plans

Compliance

Risk Register

Risk Register allows you to manage your risk assessments, assign them and set review dates. When a risk assessment is updated, immediately see the impact that has on live projects and update them to the latest content.

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Enterprise

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Project history

Every change to a project is tracked and timestamped so you know who has done what to every RAMS.

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Pro and above

Project versions

Download a PDF of any previous version of a project to see the contents of a RAMS from any point in time.

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Pro and above
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Archive projects

When you've got old projects you don't want to delete, but still want to keep, you can simply archive them.

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All plans

Download previous versions

HandsHQ creates a PDF of every version of every project. Download a previous version to see what the content was at a certain point in time.

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Pro and above

Prevent duplication of RAMS

Not all businesses want their team to easily duplicate RAMS. If that's the case with you, you can easily prevent it, to ensure a completely new RAMS is created every time.

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Enterprise