Monday, October 16, 2006

H&S Policy - updating

It is vital to keep the policy up to date, otherwise it will loose its relevance and can even become counter productive. Circumstances in which it should be reviewed include:

* Significant changes in the organisation;
* Introduction of new or changed processes or work methods;
* Changes in key personnel;
* Changes in legislation;
* Where risk assessments, monitoring exercises or investigations show that the policy is no longer effective or relevant;
* Results from audits
* Comments from staff
* Following enforcement action
* On a regular basis (i.e. annually)

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