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Use this format to make your safety procedure manual effective and easy-to-use

by , 29 May 2014
If there's an accident or a minor incident on your construction site, your employees will need to check for the correct procedures to follow quickly.

That's why you must develop your procedures in a format that's easy for them to keep with them and use quickly.

There are seven easy tricks you can use to make sure your format is just right. Here's a list to ensure you use all these tricks...

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You can use these seven tricks for an easy-to-use procedure format

The best format for a safety procedures manual is an A4 page size that's simply bound. But you can do even more to make your safety manual easy to use. For example, you should:
 
1. Print the company name, the manual name, and the procedure title at the top of each page;
2. Keep the title short (around five words);
3. Show the names of different sections clearly;
4. Clearly show the procedure number at the top of each page so it's easy to file and find;
5. Include the date you issued it and say if the procedure is new or revised;
6. Write the page numbers as 'Pages 1 of 3'. This way the reader will know if a page is missing; and
7. Get the authorising person to sign the procedures instead of including a sign off list.
 
With these tricks, you'll create a safety manual with an easy-to-use format. But there's no point having an easy-to-use format if you've forgotten to consider these three points.
 
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Three additional points to consider when developing your safety procedure manual

When you develop your safety procedures manual, you must also think about:
 
2. Who are you writing them for?
3. What writing style will your employees understand best?
 
Use these tricks and additional points and you'll have a safety manual that's easy-to-use and has effective content.
 


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