Policies and procedures are a world of direction and instruction that grows with your organisation and having up to date documents will help demonstrate that you are committed to health and safety management and ultimately keep your staff and business safe.
Policies are usually the principles or rules that will direct decisions in order to achieve a desired outcome or result. This can be in a direct way or in complex cases could involve a set of rules which is also referred to as procedure. The way something should be done to have a preferred outcome. This can also be called a method but this does not always stay the same. A policy should be reviewed on a regular basis to identify if what you decided should be done, is actually happening and having the desired effect.
When circumstances change there should be consideration to the impact the change will have and adapting the work process or method to succeed is what the procedural review is all about. This procedure should be recorded to demonstrate that you are considering change and risk assessing will be a critical part of this process.
We follow the steps of risk assessing and discuss processes of your operation in order to populate procedural documents. This in turn links with the risk assessment process and the method of activity that is required to carry out a task safely. We have written and reviewed several health and safety policies for all types of businesses and the experience we gained will serve you very well. You can rest assure that our policy writing and review will be thorough and methodical.