Most policies will not change from year to year, and this is why:-

  • Regulations hardly change
  • There is minimal new legislation every year
  • Best practice hardly changes on most issues
  • A policy is a statement of intent, this hardly changes


It is important to review your policies on a regular basis
Focus on important and relevant topics and avoid wholesale reviews just for show.
As an example, the ban on smoking came into force on 1st July 2007, and there has been no change to the "policy" of not allowing people to smoke in your building. The number of new regulatory changes actually average less than 2 per year.