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By RnD Consulting Subscribe to RSS | January 3rd 2012 | Views:
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Policies and procedures are a set of documents that describe an organization's policies for operation and the procedures necessary to fulfil the policies. They are often initiated because of an external requirement, such as environmental compliance or other governmental regulations.

Policies and procedures have many names including but not limited to business policies and procedures, standard operating procedures or SOP, or department operating procedures or DOP.Policy and procedure writing often uses a standard format within an organization, including a complete history of changes made to the document. Typically, the format includes a purpose, persons affected, scope, sometimes a background section, a policy section, definitions, responsibilities, and a procedures section. The format when put into a template can also include information about the title, effective date, revision date, and an approval section.The Need for Policies & ProceduresThere are four very basic reasons that necessitate writing policies and procedures.

1. Operational needs

Policies and procedures ensure that fundamental organizational processes are performed in a consistent way that meets the organization's needs.

2. Risk management

Established policies and procedures are identified by the Risk Committee within an organisation as a control activity needed to manage risk.

3. Continuous improvement

Procedures can improve existing processes by implementing a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) approach by building important internal communication practices.

4. Compliance

Well-defined and documented processes (i.e. procedures, training materials) along with records that demonstrate process capability can demonstrate an effective internal control system compliant with regulations and standards.

R&D Consulting Ltd can assist organisations to achieve compliance and reduce risk.

Policies & Procedures

R&D Consulting Ltd specialises in producing the following business policies and procedures, and relevant forms tailored specifically to your company’s requirements.

• Adoption Leave and Pay Procedure • Adverse Weather and mergency Conditions Policy • Agency, Contract Worker Form • Annual eave Cancellation Request Form • Annual Leave Policy • Annual eave Request Form • Annual Leave and Shrinkage Planner • Bank etails for Salary Form • Business Continuity Plan • Bright deas Scheme • Bright Ideas Submission • Business Expenses olicy • Car Usage Self Declaration Statement • Code of Conduct and ress Code • Combating Harassment and Bullying Policy • ompassionate Leave Policy • Corporate Hospitality and Gifts Policy • Crystal Employee Performance Programme • Crystal erformance Nomination form • Crystal Performer Programme • isciplinary Procedures Policy • Equal Opportunities Form • Equal pportunities Policy • Expectant Mothers Risk Assessment Flowchart • amily Emergency Leave Policy • Grievance Procedure • Health and afety policy • Health and Safety Policy Sign off Sheet • Health nd Safety Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment Form • nternal ove Checklist • Job Application Form • Job Description Template • eavers Checklist • Management of Induction • Management of nduction - Checklist • Management of Longer Term Absence • anagement of Probation • Management of Short Term Absence • aternity Long Term Leave Contact Programme • Maternity Long Term eave Return to Work Programme • Maternity Leave - Planning Forms • aternity Leave Employees Guide • Monitoring Departmental usiness ontinuity Plan Readiness • Mutual Confidentiality Agreement • ext of Kin Form • Overtime Form • Overtime Policy • arental eave Policy • Paternity Leave Procedure • Personal Development lan - PDP • Probationary Period Plan • Procurement Policy • rocurement Process Guidance • Purchase Order Template • ecruitment Procedure • Recruitment Requisition Form • Reference equest Form For New Employees • Requesting Flexible Working Procedure • ights and responsibilities of employers and employees • Risk Assessment orm For Expectant Mothers • Risk Reporting Form • Risk Reporting rocess • Risk Training - New Entrant • Sick Leave Self ertification Form • Sickness Absence Management Procedure • Staff andbook • Stationery Order Form • Training and Competence Sign ff orm for New Starters • Unpaid Leave Request Form • Vendor Control • Whistleblowing Policy

Health and Safety Policy

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require all employers to effectively plan, organise, control, monitor and review their health and safety systems and procedures. For your health and safety policies and procedures to be effectively implemented, they need to be:

• clear

• up-to-date

• relevant

• practical

• comprehensible

R&D Consulting Ltd can produce health and safety policies and procedures or update existing material to ensure legal compliance and workable procedures.

RnD Consulting - About Author:
R&D Consulting Ltd offers high standard professional business consultancy services to businesses and organisations based in the UK and world wide and specialise in providing businesses and organisations with customised standard business policies and procedures, and Business solutions.

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