Procedures and Preplans

Procedures and Preplans

OSHA defines operating procedure as “a set of instructions having the force of a directive, covering those features of operations that lend themselves to a definite or standardized procedure without loss of effectiveness.” While Procedures are high-level and not intended to be all inclusive documents, they do serve as the foundation for support documents such as preplans.

In and of itself, preplanning is a proactive approach to identifying, mitigating and, when possible, eliminating hazards. The outcome of well-prepared procedures and a robust planning process is a preplan, a critical reference document used by ALL personnel performing work in areas where potential hazards exist.

Although Procedures and Preplans are standalone documents typically stored and maintained in separate binders or electronic systems, SafetySense Management System’s patented and integrated functionality allows for these important documents to be maintained in a system that is password protected and accessible by fully trained and qualified personnel, employees and contractors alike

Following is a list of typical Procedures and Preplans managed in the SafetySense Management System.

  • Standard Operating Procedures
    • Equipment
    • Functional
    • Job/Performance
    • Operational
    • Safety
  • Preplans
    • Emergency Response
    • Evacuation
    • Fire
    • Hazard Mitigation and Control
    • Lockout / Tagout (LOTO)
    • Medical
    • Rescue