Procedures & Work Instructions

By: Adelaide OHS&W Consultants  04-Sep-2014
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Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are written instructions for tasks that outline the preferred method of undertaking a task, whilst emphasising ways to minimise any risk(s) of harm. Also are referred to as: safe work instructions, safe operating procedures and standard working procedures. Written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are essential to ensure a safe work environment and are an important part of an overall occupational health, safety/work health and safety system. SOPs provide procedures and information for employees to perform tasks safely and assist new employees with training and induction in the hazards of a task. SOPs should be developed for all techniques, processes, plant & equipment where risk to harm exists to an employee.

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