ISO 45001: Section 6.1.3 Determination of legal and other requirements You will find that some articles are very specific to a single HSE topic and/or requirement, while others are general in nature or have many different subsections related to different topics and/or requirements. In each case, name each article and the specific clause(s) related to HSE requirements and note them in the Summary worksheet. See below for some examples from the Afghanistan Register: Laws are published daily by the government through new laws and regulations, in addition to existing laws that are amended, repealed or repealed. Maintaining a legal registry, either automatically through a subscription service or manually, provides the organization with important updates to legislation, which may mean making changes to practices to ensure they remain compliant. The organization must maintain documented information about its legal and other requirements and ensure that it is updated to reflect changes. The service includes an initial review of EHS licences and permits, as well as a site review to determine the applicable regulatory requirements and how these requirements apply to the client organization. The applicable legal requirements are then systematically compiled and documented in a user-friendly form in an Excel spreadsheet as a legal register. The first step is to develop a generic template and format for the HSE Legal Registry. There are really no restrictions on how this can be done. But my experience is that the simpler, the better.
I prefer to use an Excel spreadsheet for the registry, but they can also be written in MS Word, in a database like MS Access, or even on flashcards if you`re old school! Redlog offers HSE legal registration services and is of course happy to help you with your needs. However, for many small institutions and companies in developing countries in Asia, hiring consultants is often not an option due to limited HSE budgets. Thank you for sharing the valuable solution and the importance of the legal registry, currently I`ve been going through it since last week, it`s just crazy. With your suggestions, I have put together a good register. Thank you for your valuable suggestions for the development of a legal register. Myself Alex, GE Corporate`s EHS regulatory expert in the MENAT region. I have developed many legal registries for different countries in the MENAT region through the development process you explained above and validated each registry with a 3rd EHS expert for content, quality and efficiency before distributing internally. Feel interesting to chat with you to discuss further. Thank you for your comments. I fully agree with your approach. Developing your own registry is tedious and time-consuming, but I think it`s worth it as a meaningful learning experience. A third-party review is then a very good idea as an exam.
In next week`s blog post, I address the issue of compliance with legal requirements, which is the natural consequence of the registry development process. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can continue to chat offline. Greetings. The regulatory system of each country is constantly evolving, so the development of an HSE legal register is certainly not a task to be done once and forgotten, but a task that requires regular review and updating. This means regularly checking new laws and regulations and updating the registry if necessary. I am currently working on our company`s legal register and I found this information very convenient. I outsourced this exercise due to time constraints, but thank you for this informative article. Namibia, Africa A legal registry is a form of document or system that details the legislation that an organization must comply with because of the activities it carries out. The legal register can only contain laws of a certain type, such as environmental or health and safety regulations.
The range of applicable laws can vary considerably depending on the type and size of an organization and the industry in which it operates, as well as its location. It should be noted that unfortunately there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to legal registries. There is no single legal registry that can be applied to all organizations, or it is certainly not the best practice to have such a legal registry. Since all organisations are different, the register should be adapted to them and contain only the relevant legislation that applies to them and their activities. In response to client needs, we offer services to develop and maintain a tailor-made EHS legal registry. It is an excellent tool for communicating applicable legal requirements for EHS and assessing regulatory compliance. It`s more than a blank model, in fact, it`s a comprehensive HSE legal registry for Afghanistan. So, for those of you lucky enough to work in Afghanistan, feel free to use our HSE Legal Registry. All you have to do is adapt it to your specific needs (step 5). For those of you in other countries, feel free to use it as a template. You can look at the Afghanistan registry to get an idea of how much detail is required.
The legal registry becomes an important resource for an organization to determine what it needs to do to ensure compliance. The alternative would be to look for relevant legislation whenever a problem arises, which would be time-consuming and ineffective. It would also be unclear whether the legislation obtained by searching the Internet was the latest version or whether it had been superseded by other rules. In this blog post, I`ll walk you through a five-step process so you can develop your own HSE legal registry. We will take the example of Afghanistan and the result will be fully functional (and free!) HSE Legal Register in Excel format that you can download and modify for your use. And for those of you in Afghanistan, this registry is comprehensive and ready to use and tailored to your operations. Hi I hope you are well, I am a student would like to become a health and safety officer I have a task that I need to do a legal register, a compliance checklist and deviations It is very advantageous for a company that the legal register contains not only a list of legislative titles, but also summarizes each entry in terms of the compliance obligations that the legislation imposes on organizations. This then leads to a better understanding of compliance and the activities to be performed and the processes to be put in place to ensure compliance within the organization. What do the standards actually require organizations to do for this clause? Simply put, a company must have a process in place that identifies them and gives them access to applicable regulations based on the activities they perform.
This must be kept up to date and taken into account throughout the management system. This corresponds to a legal register! For more information on what exactly a legal registry is and why your organization needs one, check out our short webinar. In consultation with the client, changes to legal requirements are reviewed for suitability and the appropriate legal register is updated quarterly. As you can see, the term “legal register” is not used in the standards themselves. In fact, the two standards differ in the language they use, with ISO 14001 using “compliance obligations” and ISO 45001 using “legal and other requirements”.