Risk management articles for churches about health and safety
Responsibilities, planning and frequently asked questions.
Every year, a number of accidents occur in churches, church halls and churchyards. Not only does this cause pain and suffering to those who are injured, it can often result in disruption to the smooth running of the church and its various activities.
Many churches offer their premises for hire to outside groups and organisations.
Managing the asbestos risk to protect those around you.
Those who work or volunteer for a church are often required to complete tasks on their own; this could be in the church itself and the surrounding churchyard, or while visiting others.
Churches have a long tradition of helping those in need, and so it is no surprise that many churches open their doors to provide shelter to homeless people every winter.
Managing health and safety can seem like a daunting task at first. Understanding your responsibilities is key to getting things right and acting responsibly.
A health and safety policy sets out how you will protect employees, volunteers and visitors who use your church.
At Ecclesiastical, we want to encourage churches to unlock their visitor potential! We are often asked whether churches should be kept locked at all times. Our answer is no, provided the right precautions have been taken.