The Synod supports the mission and ministry of our local churches.
Who We Are
Who's who at URC Thames North Synod?
A list of committees at URC Thames North Synod.
Find out about the structure of the United Reformed Church.
There are approximately 1500 local United Reformed Churches Across England, Scotland and Wales.
Thames North Trust
Find out about the Thames North Trust.
What We Do
How we undertake a range of functions to support our local churches.
Discipleship Steering Group
The DSG at the forefront of our commitment to whole life discipleship.
Children & Youth
News on our children's and youth work and activities.
Support for those working with children, young people and adults at risk of harm.
Church & Society Network
The Church & Society Network explores various church and society issues.
Work With Us
Current job vacancies within the Thames North Synod and our partner organisations.
Find a Local Church
Directory of our local churches within the Thames North Synod.
Weekly e-newsletters from the Synod.
Thames North Synod gathers for full Synod meetings 2-3 times a year.
Information and documents relating to Church Premises.
Health & Safety
Health & Safety Policy for the United Reformed Church Thames North Synod.
Additional resources & downloads.
A written Health and Safety policy is a document that outlines the safety measures and responsibilities in your Church. A written policy is a legal requirement in many situations, and is in any case, a recommendation for good practice. There is no set format for a Health and Safety Policy, but it should aim to provide a written commitment about how Health and Safety is being managed for the long term.
The Synod Resources Committee have appointed Health & Safety Consultants, SST Limited, to provide a generic Health & Safety Policy and Risk Assessment templates for use by local churches, that are accessible via the Synod website. The purpose of these documents is to enable local churches to comply with the requirements of the various areas of Health and Safety, but it must not be assumed that you become compliant by merely completing the pro-formas. Those appointed as responsible for Health and Safety within each local congregation will undoubtedly require additional information, for which SST would be happy to provide a quotation. See contact details.
We would ask that Local churches respect the Copyright notice provided by SST.
124 School Road
Telephone: 01945 463846
Email: [email protected]
Church HS Policy 1 .docx file | 67 KB
Notes to accompany Health and Safety Policy Template .docx file | 14 KB
H7 S 18 Use of Ladders and Step Ladders .docx file | 78 KB
HS 18 Hazardous Substances .docx file | 62 KB
HS 18 Kitchen preparing and serving food .docx file | 68 KB
HS 18 Lifting and moving .docx file | 56 KB
HS 18 Lone Working 1 .docx file | 57 KB
HS 18 Slips trips and falls .docx file | 57 KB
HS 18 Use of audio visual equipment .docx file | 38 KB
HS 18 Use of Candles and Naked Flames .docx file | 66 KB
HS 18 Use of electrical equipment .docx file | 69 KB
HS 18 Working with Asbestos .docx file | 57 KB
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