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Developing a Safety Procedures Manual

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Safety procedures are the backbone of an organisation’s Safety Management System. They provide consistency and when followed create a safe working environment and greater productivity due to less injury down time. However, safety procedure writing is more difficult and time consuming than it at first appears. This content will give you the foundation to start writing effective safety procedures.


Develop a Safety Procedure Template
Develop a flowchart to accurately depict process activities
Use brainstorming to gather necessary information for safety procedure creation
Understand a variety of procedure types (Step-by-Step, Playscript, Decision Tree, Decision Tables)
Write and revise Step-by-Step safety procedures
Add communication elements to safety procedures