We use our own GUIDE Methodology to implement a Procedure Program that produces and sustains a set of relevant procedures and supporting documents that drive a more efficient, compliant, and effective organization. These procedures are grouped by your objectives and scope of action as well as your equipment, systems, and locations. The procedures are written to align with these groups and with the audience performing the work.
Policies are designed to influence and determine all major decisions and actions, and all activities take place within the boundaries set. Procedures are the specific methods employed to express policies in action in day-to-day operations of the organization. Together, policies and procedures with additional supporting documents comprise a procedural system of documents that ensure requirements and directives are translated into steps that result in the intended outcome.
The set of Procedures and supporting documents are designed work together as a system as defined by the Procedure Program and their purpose, application, and audience. Source documents used to limit the actions are born from the Program typically include: Policies, Program Plans, Standards, Specifications, Templates, Regulations, Licenses, etc. The documents produced to implement actions within these limits include Procedures, System Descriptions, Instructions, Check Lists, Job aids, Normal Operating Conditions, Training Materials, and Guides that collectively communicate your required action that a meets a clear objective. The scope of these documents varies according to organization, equipment, and location to accommodate the familiarity of the user with the topic and its intended use.