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What is a SOP?

  • Standard operating procedures provide detailed safety work instructions for working safely when carrying out a task and facilitates safety training for workers

SOP Benefits

The benefits of standard operating procedures are that they achieve efficiency, quality output, and uniformity of performance while reducing miscommunication and the potential risk of non compliance with health and safety legislation.

Benefits of SOPS would include but not be limited to:


  • Reduce training time

  • Maintain brand consistency

  • Increase efficiency and minimise errors

  • Meet WHS legal requirements

  • Establish a chain of command

  • Reassign tasks easily

Standard Operating Procedures

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Control measures for hazards in a standard operating procedure SOP include:

  • Design or re-organise to eliminate hazards

  • Substitute hazards with something safer

  • Isolate hazards from people

  • Engineering controls

  • Administrative controls

  • Use of PPE

SOP Development 

Workplace Health and Safety is presently developing standard operating procedures for a diversified number of work tasks.​

  • Find out more about forthcoming standard operating procedures SOPS

Purpose of SOPS

The purpose of standard operating procedures is to provide health and safety information and step by step instructions for routine work tasks undertaken or performed by employees with:

  • Hazards identified

  • Risk assessed

  • Risk controls to ensure worker safety

SOPS Compliance

SOPS authored by Workplace Health and Safety demonstrate compliance with health, safety and risk management procedures by:

  • Assessing the risk to workers undertaking a work task

  • Control measures per the hierarchy of controls for the management of risk

Standard Operating Procedures SOPS

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