Places of Worship

Our health and safety experts can help you make your place of worship safe.

Our Chartered Health and Safety Practitioners have experience in helping churches and community facilities improve the way they manage their health and safety.  Some have acted as the ‘competent person’ for a number of Dioceses, churches and cathedrals in England.

We understand the specific health and safety management and fire safety issues you face and better still, the most practical ways to resolve them quickly and easily.

It is essential that those responsible for your place of worship make informed decisions to be able to identify any safety, disability and accessibility and fire safety risks that could cause problems for your staff and your visitors.

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While it is easy to link health and safety to the more traditional workplaces, accidents can still unfortunately be common in places of worship.

We appreciate you have many things competing for your time; however, delays in implementing effective health and safety policies could lead to possible future legal action in the form of civil claims or prosecution.

If you do not have health and safety expertise to hand, we can help.

The areas we can help you with include:

  • Conducting risk assessments on your properties
  • Helping you deal with COVID-19
  • Providing ongoing access to advice and support by appointing us as your ‘competent person’ as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Identifying the possible risks often found in aged and vacant properties (e.g. asbestos, fire safety, legionella, electricity, gas safety etc)
  • Graveyard safety
  • Putting the correct processes in place to minimise the risks associated with driving for work, lone working, DSE or the potential for violence at work
  • Manual handling and grounds maintenance
  • Safely renting out facilities to community groups
  • Identifying and assessing the potential risks associated with specific activities such as events, trips and pilgrimages etc
  • Reviewing your current health and safety policies, processes and procedures
  • Introducing the required guides and checklists for employees and employers
  • Providing health and safety training for your staff and volunteers

Once we have identified any potential risks, we will make sure addressing them is as easy for you as possible.  Our suggestions will be clear and straightforward and we will prioritise them according to the level of risk they pose so that the implementation of your plan is more manageable.

Most of all, we will give you peace of mind as you will know you are fully compliant and ready to offer the safest experience for your staff, your volunteers and your visitors.

What should you do next?

If you have any concerns you would like to discuss with our team, please contact David Paveley for a free initial discussion.

If you would like one of our team to come out to your premises to conduct an initial review, please call us on 01302 499050.

If you would like to request a risk assessment or compliance/assurance audit plan, please email David Paveley today.

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