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Advantages of workplace policies – and which ones you need

If your company has well-developed policies and procedures, it can provide many benefits to your workplace.

Policies help to manage legal risk and allow you to outline the benefits and opportunities your company provides to its workers – this helps to improve workforce morale, worker retention and job satisfaction.

By Joanna Weekes

If your company has well-developed workplace policies and procedures, it can provide many benefits to your workplace.

Policies help to manage legal risk and allow you to outline the benefits and opportunities your company provides to its workers – this helps to improve workforce morale, worker retention and job satisfaction.

8 advantages of workplace policies

Benefits of workplace policies include that they:

What policies and procedures should your company have?

Determining which policies and procedures are appropriate for your company will depend (to some extent) to the type and size of your business.

But you must ensure that as a minimum, your company has well-developed policies and procedures in the following areas:

Remember, not all policies and procedures are suitable for all workplaces. For example, depending on the nature of your workplace and the work carried out by your business, you may need policies and procedures regarding contractor safety, chemical management, fatigue management, traffic management, confined space entry, change management, occupational hygiene, manual handling, personal protective equipment (PPE), return to work, etc.

If you are not sure, it might be a good idea to engage a professional for advice and assistance in identifying areas and developing policies and procedures appropriate for your workplace.

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