The following guidelines are organized in two parts:
Part A, Basic Conditions for Prevention Programmes, deals with the structural issues that need to be addressed if social security institutions are to be able to support and facilitate the development of preventive approaches with and for enterprises.
Part B, Prevention Activities and Services, deals with specific prevention activities and services that can be offered.
Within each part, specific guidelines are grouped according to particular elements of a prevention programme. They are presented as follows:
Guideline. The guideline is stated as clearly as possible.
Structure. This is the suggested structure for the particular aspect of a prevention programme that may support the application of the guideline and facilitate the promotion of the underlying principle. A sound structure is essential for the effective functioning of a prevention programme. It should ensure an appropriate division of operational and oversight responsibilities as well as the suitability and accountability of the persons involved.
Mechanism. There are different ways in which a guideline may be implemented. The suggested mechanisms for a prevention programme are designed to ensure appropriate controls, processes, communication and incentives which encourage good decision-making, proper and timely execution, successful outcomes, and regular monitoring and evaluation.