Work Health and Safety Procedures



This Work Health and Safety Procedures template is a template for developing work health and safety (WHS) procedures for an organisation. It complies with the requirements of:

This Work Health and Safety Procedures template is a comprehensive template which outlines the risk avoidance and risk management procedures for all types of hazards that may potentially exist in an office or retail outlet. For work health and safety procedures relating to other types of workplaces, see:

  • Work Health and Safety Procedures (Accommodation)
  • Work Health and Safety Procedures (High Risk Work)

The processes and procedures for work health and safety risks form part of an organisation’s overall risk management processes. In this respect, this Work Health and Safety Procedures template should therefore be used with the following documents:

Contents

  1. Purpose. 2
  2. Scope. 2
  3. Policy statement 2
  4. WHS management system.. 2
  5. Methodology. 3
  6. Plan. 3
  7. Do. 7
  8. Check. 7
  9. Act 8
  10. Consultation with workers and other duty holders. 8
  11. Document information. 9

Purpose

The purpose of developing these Work Health and Safety Procedures is to set out the processes and procedures for the WHS management system established by [Organisation name] and described in the Work Health and Safety Policy.

These Work Health and Safety Procedures must be read in conjunction with the Work Health and Safety Policy.

Scope

These Work Health and Safety Procedures apply to all directors, officers, employees, consultants and contractors of [Organisation name]. The Procedures extend to all current and future activities of [Organisation name], and to any new opportunities [Organisation name] may encounter from time to time.

Policy statement

[Organisation name] is committed to managing all risks to the health and safety of its workers and all other persons visiting any workplace of [Organisation name].

In this respect, [Organisation name] is committed to developing, implementing, maintaining and improving on a WHS management system in accordance with the Australian-New Zealand Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Systems and is structured to ensure that [Organisation name] complies with its obligations under the WHS Laws.

These Work Health and Safety Procedures are consistent with [Organisation name]’s Code of Conduct which represents and upholds [Organisation name]’s commitment to integrity, fairness and ethical behaviour.

WHS management system

[Organisation name]’s WHS management system falls within the ambit of [Organisation name]’s risk management system as set out in the Risk Management Framework. The Framework integrates the process for managing risks into [Organisation name]’s overall governance, risk management and compliance strategy, planning, management, processes, policies, values and culture.

Methodology

The methodology used by [Organisation name] to establish these Work Health and Safety Procedures complies with the Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) model adopted by the Risk Management Framework and is aligned with the guidelines of the International Standard for Risk Management. The Procedures also comply with the requirements of:

Plan

Risk management planning includes establishing business strategy and scope, governance and accountability structure, frameworks and documentation and other processes required to ensure the development of an effective and responsive risk management system.

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