What are the benefits and uses of a legal register?
The purpose of a legal register is primarily to manage legal compliance. In the absence of certainty as to what needs to be complied with, there can be no legal compliance. There are several advantages to maintaining a legal register.
The legal requirements applicable to the project are identified and documented. Depending on the scope of the legal register, it may include national, provincial, and local safety, health, and environmental legal requirements.
Legislation that is not applicable to the organization can be filtered out, making it easier for those responsible for its compliance to understand. Only those provisions placing an obligation, prohibition, or significant legal risk on the registered user will be included in the register.
Legal requirements are explained as clearly as possible, without using legal jargon.
It is made available in electronic format (PDF), which facilitates ease of use in other compliance tools such as training, reports, incident investigations, audits, management plans, memorandums, etc. Information can be easily disseminated to persons who need the information
Your business can only achieve compliance to legislation if these basics are in place:
A Legal Registers Features: