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a.) When you write your health and safety procedures, do you write in a way that all your employees can understand? After all, there's really no point in having safety procedures which your employees can't understand. It defeats the purpose!
b.) Do you use the imperative? In other words, do you say that these procedures 'must' be done, and not what 'ought' to be done?
Keep your sentences short, and don't use complicated jargon in your health and safety procedures.
Now that you've completed your health and safety procedures, do you:
a.) Actually check what you have written (you'd be surprised at how overlooked this is.)? In other words, have you checked the punctuation and spelling? And are you happy that what has been written is what you want to say?
b.) Get someone to test it first? In other words, do you get an 'end user' to attempt to follow it, and revise any areas where applicable, before introducing it among your employees?
*If you can answer 'YES' to all these questions, then you're on the right track to having effective health and safety procedures in your workplace.
To learn more on developing effective health and safety procedures, page over to Chapter H 04
in your Health and Safety Advisor
handbook, or click here
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