"The law says that every business must have a policy for managing health and safety.
A health and safety policy sets out your general approach to health and safety. It explains how you, as an employer, will manage health and safety in your business. It should clearly say who does what, when and how.
If you have five or more employees, you must write your policy down. If you have fewer than five employees you do not have to write anything down, but it is useful to do so.
You must share the policy, and any changes to it, with your employees."
Outdated policies can leave your organisation at risk. Old policies may fail to comply with new laws and regulations. They may not address new systems or technology, which can result in inconsistent practices.
Regularly reviewing policies and procedures keeps your organisation up to date with regulations, technology, and industry best practices. Policy review ensures that your policies are consistent and effective.
Reviewing policies and procedures is especially important for high-risk or highly regulated industries such as service industries, healthcare, public safety, banking, and more.
However, organisations in every industry should regularly review and revise their company policies.