Slips and trips in churches
Our data tells us that slips and trips are the most common causes of injury in churches. Most are minor, however others can be quite severe and sometimes even disabling.
Typical precautions to take when managing slips and trips in burial grounds.
Graveyards and burial grounds are often visited by many people. This includes families of those buried there to others who are just looking for a quiet place to wander.
It is important that churches pay particular attention to these areas as slips and trips frequently occur there. Typical hazards include uneven ground, horizontal grave kerbs and broken headstones.
You should include graveyards and burial grounds in any inspections, risk assessments and periodic checks you make. You may also need to include detail as part of your health and safety policy and keep records of what you have done.
Some typical precautions include: