Fire in churches can have devastating consequences, in terms of damage to property and serious injury and loss of life.
Fires can be caused by a number of reasons in churches, including faulty electrical wiring, heating systems and fire risks caused by church repairs and restoration. The use of candles in church, while being a very important part of worship, can also be a major cause of fire and serious injuries, if not used correctly.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires churches to undertake a comprehensive risk assessment to identify any possible dangers and risks, as well as the people who may be at risk.
For guidance on protecting your church against the perils of fire, as well as advice on conducting a fire risk assessment, follow our essential advice in the sections below.
Full advice can be found in our fire guidance notes
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