Introducing the Supervision and Personnel feature

by Jamie Carruthers on July 29, 2016

We are really excited to announce a new feature, Supervision and Personnel. Soon, the days of constantly adding the same personnel and contact details to a project, over and over again, will be a thing of the past. Let’s take a look.

At the moment, Supervision and Personnel is a text box on the method statement step as shown below, where you can type details about who is working on a project, their roles, and perhaps some contact information.


It serves its purpose well, but as we often ask ourselves, can we do this better?

The answer is inevitably yes. After all, we know it can get tedious to add the same people and their contact details each time you create a new RAMS.

The solution? Here’s a quick video to show you:

Everyone in your business, across all divisions will be available for you to choose from. Their phone and email will be added, and the role they were last assigned will be too (but you can change this if you want to).

You can also add people that aren’t HANDS HQ users too.

What do we do with all this information?

To begin with, the information added in to the supervision and personnel feature will appear on the document in place of the old text box.

But we have a very exciting feature coming soon… digitally signing RAMS. You’ll be able to send the document to everyone added through supervision and personnel for them to read, accept and sign. Here’s a sneak peak:


We are slowly rolling out Supervision and Personnel over the next few weeks. If you are interested in getting early access, give me a shout at

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Steve July 29, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Good addition, my company is now starting to grow since starting Jan this year. I have found Hands HQ perfect for generating RAMS and I have had no complaints from customers. I have had good support from Tom and Alex during the year. I still have one outstanding issue regarding teh use of LN2 (Liquid Nitrogen) direct cooling system.

When you have time could someone give me a call to discuss.

have a good weekend


Alex July 29, 2016 at 2:26 pm

Hi Steve, really glad to hear it!

We actually looked into this and it was a very fine line on LN2 and whether COSHH is needed – turns out legally you do need to add it to COSHH. So we’ve now gone and upgraded the COSHH library to include this substance. I’ll have support get in touch with you Monday to see what we can add to the risk assessment library for you too.

Have a great weekend!



Peter Oram August 11, 2016 at 7:33 am

Morning guys. Looks like a great idea.


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