Churches and church halls are both places where you need to guarantee that you have an up-to-date health and safety policy, as you have a duty of care to your church members and volunteers.
Regular risk assessments, making sure you have an incident book and appointing a health and safety sub-committee are all things that you need to consider when you’re setting up your own health and safety policy.
You’ve heard the phrase ‘little and often’, and it’s definitely worth applying this to reviewing your health and safety policies. Checking that they’re up to date once a month could potentially save you a lot of hassle, and you’ll be glad you did.
One thing that is worth mentioning is that we can help you with your health and safety policy. By downloading the self-assessment form on our website, you can find out how safe your church and church hall are. If you answer ‘no’ to any of the questions, you could be at risk of an accident, which increases the possibility of claims made against you; and no-one wants that to happen.
Our web site includes a template to help you carry out a risk assessment of the properties and your activities.