If you don’t do this, your health and safety programme won’t comply with OHS regulations

Ashley Churchyard, Fsp Business, 13 Oct. 2014

Tags: ohs act, ohs regulations, health and safety regulations, health and safety programme, health and safety

You have to comply with OHS regulations. If you don’t, the DoL will punish you with penalties and even possible jail time.

To avoid this, you need to create a health and safety programme. This programme helps you run your company’s health and safety on a day-to-day basis.

If you fail to do this one thing, your health and safety programme will fall flat and won’t comply with OHS regulations…


Failing to do this to your health and safety programme will render it non-compliant

If you don’t regularly update your health and safety programme it won’t comply with OHS regulations. This is because your health and safety needs to constantly change depending on your company’s risk level. 
If you don’t update your health and safety programme to include the new procedures, training or equipment you need to deal with new risks, your programme will be outdated.
It will no longer achieve its goal of keeping your employees safe and it won’t comply with health and safety regulations.
Here’s what you need to do to ensure you always keep your health and safety programme up-to-date…
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Are you responsible for compiling your SHE file?
Are you struggling to keep up-to-date with all the paperwork?
Do you waste your time formatting all the documents?
Are you stressed out about all your legal requirements?
Of course you are. You have enough on your plate already, and keeping up with paperwork isn't on the top of your to-do list. But unfortunately, it's part of your job because it's a legal requirement. And, you've answered 'YES' to at least half of the questions above.

You need to follow these three steps to keep your health and safety programme up-to-date

These will help you determine what changes you need to make to your company’s health and safety based on new or changing risks in your workplace.
Step 2: Create an amended health and safety programme document
This document must include the change or new addition to the programme and give all the details.
Step 3: Distribute the amended documents to your employees
You must let you employees see the changes so they know what the new programme demands of them.
Doing this will help you create a legally compliant health and safety programme and keep it that way. 

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