It’s strongly recommended that a team of stewards is appointed and that each person has specific duties in accordance with a list of written procedures.
A specific steward should be appointed to each door and must ensure that it opens easily before the service starts.
Similarly, responsibility for fire extinguishers should be given to specific stewards who know how to use them.
The person leading the service should be aware of the fire risk, and in the event of an emergency, be ready to ask everyone to leave in an orderly fashion following the directions of the stewards.
For large services, a trained first-aider with first aid equipment should be available.
Candles must never be left burning when there’s no responsible person left in the church and always check that all candles are extinguished before locking up