Four External And Four Internal Influences That Might Initiate A Health And Safety Policy Review

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Outline four external and four internal influences that might initiate a health and safety policy review. External Influences:

  1. Changes in legislation and guidance;
  2. Action by the enforcement authority;
  3. A civil claim and/or advice from an insurance company;
  4. Information from manufacturers;
  5. Client considerations or complaints;
  6. Suggestions from professional bodies or trade unions;
  7. As a result of an audit by an external

Internal influences:

  1. Significant changes in the structure of the organisation;
  2. Alterations to working arrangements;
  3. After the introduction of new or changed processes or work methods;
  4. Following changes in key personnel;
  5. Where risk assessments, monitoring exercises or accident investigations show that the policy is no longer effective or relevant;
  6. Following consultation with employees and after a sufficient period of time has elapsed since the previous review to suggest that another one is due.

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