Importance of good procedures
Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Maintenance Procedures are vitally important across many businesses. They play a key role in guiding employees to work safely, productively and in supporting process continuity.
Examples include procedures for servicing and maintaining equipment, for carrying out daily tasks, or for emergencies. They can also include procedures for communicating information, managing personnel.
Where you need a standard approach to an activity – to reduce scope for things to go wrong, you usually need a documented procedure. In some cases this should be a quick-reference flow-chart or checklist, in other cases it may need to be a complex detailed document. Detail, style and format/media will all depend on how you want the procedure to be used.
Preparing and rolling out procedures can be a challenging undertaking and Guildford Ergonomics can help you through all stages of the process.