There are approximately 1500 local United Reformed Churches Across England, Scotland and Wales.
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.
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Telephone: 01945 463846
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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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You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.
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If you are in any doubt as to the restrictions of the above, then please contact [email protected].
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URC Thames North Synod St Paul’s United Reformed Church, Newton Road, London W2 5LS
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