Safe Working Procedures

What are procedures and why do we need them?  Procedures are agreed safe ways of doing things. Written procedures usually consist of step-by step instructions and related information needed to help carry out tasks safely.  They may include checklists, decision aids, diagrams, flow-charts etc, procedures are essential for a number of reasons: 

  • To minimise errors/failures
  • To protect against loss of operating knowledge (for example, when experienced personnel leave);
  • To standardise working practice;
  • To provide a basis for training; 
  • To meet statutory requirements 

Northern Safety Ltd prepare these documents by working with companies specific requirements.