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Work instructions & safety and risks

If you complete a work procedure instruction, do you have to complete a safe operating procedure and complete a risk assessment as well?

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Carlos Pereira da Cruz Sep 04, 2019

Answer:

The short answer would be no, you do not have to complete it.

However, when a work procedure instruction is being developed it is a good practice to include safety, environment, and other topics. When people work, they don’t just do productivity work, or quality work, or safety work, or environmental work, they just work, period. And while working they do it with all those topics in mind. The work is a whole, not a sum of parts. About the risk assessment, ISO 9001:2015 does not require any records. I think that a good work procedure instruction can be a good answer to a previous risk assessment. In a work procedure instruction, one can list “what is there to do to reach a set of desired outcomes”. Risks are what can prevent us from achieving these expected results. Thus, in addition to including what to do, work procedure instruction can also include actions and concerns to minimize or avoid the most relevant risks.

The following material will provide you more information about risks:

Article – How to identify risk controls in ISO 9001:2015 - https://advisera.com/9001academy/blog/2019/01/21/how-to-identify-risk-controls-in-iso-90012015/
- Free webinar – How to implement risk management in ISO 9001:2015 - https://advisera.com/9001academy/webinar/how-to-implement-risk-management-in-iso-90012015-free-webinar/
- Enroll for free course - ISO 9001:2015 Foundations Course - https://training.advisera.com/course/iso-9001-foundations-course/
- book – Discover ISO 9001:2015 Through Practical Examples – https://advisera.com/books/discover-iso-9001-2015-through-practical-examples/
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