Risk management articles for churches about health and safety
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.
Most burglaries tend to be opportunistic rather than planned. So if your home does not look secure or seems unlived in it could be at risk. Understanding what burglars look for when choosing their target will help improve your home's security.
There are potential fire risks throughout your home but by knowing where they are and what you can do to mitigate risks you can greatly reduce the likelihood of a fire.
Summary of some of the insurance and risk management issues you need to think about when you are considering community outreach activities such as foodbanks or night shelters.
Here we give a short explanation of the key issues you need to consider to help to protect your church buildings and their contents.
Solar panels can help individuals and organisations to reduce energy costs, cut carbon emissions and ultimately, with the right set up, earn you money.
Some dry powder extinguishers can cause extensive damage if used in the wrong environment. Caution is required when using them.
Soaring anywhere between 30 and 100 metres, where a spire is part of the fabric, the church tower is often the tallest structure around. This makes it an ideal location for telecommunication devices and broadband transmission equipment, including aerials and phone masts.
Maintenance, refurbishment and restoration work is common at many places of worship. Because of this, where such work is carried out for you, it may be necessary to meet certain legal duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM).