It is the intention of the All Saints Church Parochial Church Council to comply with all Health & Safety legislation and to act positively where it can reasonably do so to prevent injury, ill health or any danger arising from its activities and operations.
So far as is reasonably practicable, we will:
- Provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and systems of work for all our employees, casual labour and voluntary helpers, and provide such information, training and supervision as they need for this purpose.
- Ensure the health, safety and welfare of all members of the congregation, contractors, visitors and others who may use or enter the church and its associated rooms and grounds.
The primary responsibility for all health and safety matters resides with the Rector and Church Wardens. They will take all reasonable steps to ensure full compliance with the policy.
Users, employees, hirers, contractors and visitors are all expected to recognise that there is a duty on them to comply with this policy, with safety notices on the premises and to accept responsibility to do everything they can to prevent injury to themselves or others.
For most people, access to and use of the Church represents a low risk environment, with the almost unavoidable slips, trips and falls representing the biggest risk to individuals. To maintain this, the Church has put in place the following rigorous set of Health & Safety arrangements which apply to all users of the premises and the grounds. If you are not familiar with these or are doing anything beyond regular use and activities, please take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with this document.
All Saints Health and Safety Policy can be downloaded as a PDF file All Saints Health Safety Policy
All Saints latest supporting Risk Assessment (May 2021) can be downloaded as an Excel workbook by clicking here.