Policies

Church Health and Safety Policy

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY 

NOTE TO ALL EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTARY HELPERS, LONE WORKERS AND CONTRACTORS

The success of this policy will depend on your co-operation. It is therefore important that you read this document carefully and understand your role and the overall arrangements for health and safety.

SECTION A

GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY  Our policy, so far as is reasonably practicable, is to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and systems of work for all our employees, casual labour and voluntary helpers, and to provide such information, training and supervision as they need to this purpose.

We will also endeavour to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all members of the congregation, contractors, visitors and others who may visit the church, churchyard and any associated buildings.

The allocation of duties for safety matters and the particular arrangements which we will make to implement the policy are set out below.

The policy will be kept up to date, particularly in the light of any changes to our buildings or activities. To ensure this, the policy and the way in which it has operated will be reviewed regularly and the appropriate changes made.

In order to ensure that health and safety matters are kept constantly under review, an item on health and safety will be on the agenda for all meetings of the Parochial Church Council, and employees and voluntary workers will be consulted on a regular basis in order to seek their views on health and safety matters.

Signed: ………..Ian Kitchen………………………………Incumbent

Date: ………..April 2017……………………………………………..

 

SECTION B

ORGANISATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Responsibility of the Incumbent

Overall responsibility for health and safety is that of the Incumbent, in practice this is delegated to the Churchwardens.

  1. Responsibility of the Parochial Church Council

The Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council have general responsibility to ensure that the health and safety policy is implemented. The Responsible Persons are the Wardens. The PCC can alter this appointment.

The Responsibility of the Health and Safety Officer (the-Responsible Person) shall be to:-

  1. be familiar with Health and Safety Regulations as far as they concern church premises,
  2. be familiar with the health and safety policy and arrangements and ensure they are observed,
  3. ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, that safe systems of work are in place,
  4. ensure the church and hall, if applicable, are clean and tidy,
  5. ensure the churchyard is properly maintained including the safety of monuments, tombstones and trees,
  6. ensure that safety equipment and clothing is provided and used by all personnel where this is required,
  7. ensure that all plant, equipment and tools are properly maintained and in good condition and that all operators have received the appropriate training, and are competent in the use of equipment and safety clothing.
  8. ensure that adequate access and egress is maintained,
  9. ensure adequate fire fighting equipment is available and maintained.
  10. Responsibility of employees and voluntary workers

All employees and voluntary helpers have a responsibility to co-operate in the implementation of this health and safety policy and to take reasonable care of themselves and others whilst on church business or premises. For safety reasons two people should be present when working on the premises.

Employees and voluntary workers must therefore:

  1. inform the Warden before commencing work and comply with safety rules, operating instructions and working procedures,
  2. use protective clothing and equipment when it is required,
  3. report any fault or defect in equipment immediately to the appropriate person,
  4. report all accidents (however minor), injuries, near misses or other potential safety hazards as soon as possible,
  5. not misuse anything provided in the interests of health and safety.

SECTION C

ARRANGEMENTS (Implementation of the Policy)

This section sets out our arrangements to minimise as far as is reasonably practicable risks to the health and safety of employees, voluntary workers, members of the congregation, visitors and contractors.

  1. ACCIDENTS AND FIRST AID

First Aid box is located in the: kitchen of Church Cottage and on the sound cabinet under the tower These will be checked annually

The accident book is located on the: Church tower notice board ( inside the cupboard) and Cottage notice board. The book will be audited on an annual basis and signed to say it had been done.

All accidents and incidents must he entered in the accident book.

2.GENERAL FIRE SAFETY

Our policy is to fulfil our obligations under the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (as amended 1999). In order to achieve this, we undertake the following:

  1. An assessment of the fire risks in the church and associated buildings.
  2. A check that a fire can be detected in a reasonable time and that people can be warned.
  3. check that people who may be in the building can get out safely.
  4. To provide suitable fire fighting equipment.
  5. To ensure that there is a person present at each public gathering who is familiar with, and is responsible for the evacuation of the buildings in the event of an emergency.
  6. To ensure that the fire fighting equipment is in place and is serviceable, and that there is an annual maintenance contract in place with a reputable company.
  7. ELECTRICAL SAFETY
  8. At regular intervals  plugs, cables and sockets will be inspected to ensure there are no loose connections, worn flexes or trailing leads. Any repairs needed will be carried out by a competent person..
  9. Every five years, our fixed electrical system will be inspected and tested by a competent contractor who is a member of the NICEIC, ECA or other approved body. Any necessary remedial work will be carried out.
  10. At intervals of not more than five years our lightning conductor system will be examined and tested by a competent firm of engineers.
  11. All employees and voluntary workers must observe the following:-
  12. i) Visually check all electrical equipment before use.
  13. ii) Report all faults immediately to the Responsible Person.

iii) Do not attempt to use or repair faulty equipment.

  1. iv) Electrical equipment should be switched off and disconnected when not in use for long periods.
  2. v) Flexible cables should be so positioned and so protected that they do not constitute a tripping hazard and are not subject to mechanical damage.
  3. GAS EQUIPMENT SAFETY

Our gas boilers and any other gas equipment is maintained and checked annually by a competent contractor who is a Gas Safe  registered gas installer. Any necessary work required for safety is implemented immediately.

  1. HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

Where at all possible, we have eliminated the use of hazardous substances. Where this is not possible, hazardous substances are locked away in a safe place and only used by persons with the appropriate experience. Personal Protective Equipment is used where appropriate.

Chemicals including domestic cleaners, paints, thinners, fuels and horticultural treatments will not be mixed except according to manufacturers instructions.

Chemicals including domestic cleaners, paints, thinners, fuels and horticultural treatments must be stored safely in clearly marked containers. Unmarked containers will be disposed of. An annual audit will be undertaken of these items to check compliance.

  1. SAFETY OF PLANT AND MACHINERY
  2. Employees and voluntary workers will only operate plant or machinery for which they are trained and authorised to use.
  3. Employees and voluntary workers must not ride on any parts of machinery not intended for that use.
  4. Machinery must be switched off before any adjustments are made.
  5. After carrying out maintenance and adjustments, all guards must be replaced before the machinery is used.
  6. Before using any item of plant or machinery, a check must be made to ensure it is in a safe working condition, correctly adjusted, and there are no loose nuts, bolts or other defects.
  7. The appropriate personal protective equipment must be worn when operating any item of plant or machinery.
  8. Persons under the age of 18 may use hand tools only under adequate supervision and are not permitted to operate any power driven item of plant or machinery.
  9. Ladders and step ladders must only be used when they can be safely secured. This may necessitate the use of ladder ties and a two person operation.
  10. Any defect and damage found to any item of plant or machinery must be reported to The Responsible Person, and equipment put beyond use.
  11. All plant and machinery will be regularly maintained and a record kept of maintenance actions and requirements.
  12. SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS (Condition of floors, steps and paths )

In order to reduce as far as is reasonably practicable the risk of slips, trips and falls, regular inspections will be made of all floors and stairs in the church and hall, and all paths and steps in the churchyard. Any defects will be reported and remedial action  carried out.

  1. LIGHTING

In order to ensure that the church is adequately lit, regular inspections will be carried out to ensure that all lights in the church, hall and churchyard are working and are replaced as necessary. The necessary safety precautions will be followed for replacing bulbs at high levels (see section 6 safety of plant and equipment: 8 & 9).

  1. WORKING AT HIGH LEVELS

Only approved contractors or competent volunteers must work at elevated levels subject to the necessary safety provisions and equipment being in place.

  1. PREPARATION OF FOOD

There is no preparation of food on the premises

  1. MANUAL HANDLING (Lifting, carrying and moving loads)
  2. Our policy is to minimise the need for manual handling as far as is reasonably practicable.
  3. Where it is not possible to avoid the need to move loads, we will carry out risk assessments and make use of lifting aids, including trolleys, lifts and hoists as far as possible. A sack barrow is available and stored in the top churchyard shed

Risk assessments will be undertaken on moving furniture

HAZARDOUS BUILDINGS/GLAZING

  1. Our policy is to ensure that our buildings are safe and without risks to the health, safety and welfare of all who work in and use them. In order to achieve this, the buildings are regularly inspected and any defects noted are immediately reported and the procedures put in hand for repairs.
  2. Where necessary, temporary measures are taken to ensure that there is no risk of accident or injury until permanent repairs can be carried out.
  3. A check is made of all glazing in the buildings to ensure that any glass in windows below waist height and in doors and beside doors below shoulder height is of a safety material or is protected against breakage.
  4. CONTRACTORS

Anyone entering church premises for the purposes of carrying out work, other than an employee or voluntary worker of the church, will be regarded as a contractor. All contractors, including the self-employed, must abide by the following:-

  1. Have their own health and safety policy (where required by law) and be able to provide a copy of the same.
  2. Produce evidence that they have appropriate public and employers liability insurance in place. A record of this evidence will be maintained.
  3. Comply with all the requirements of this health and safety policy and co-operate with the church officials in providing a safe place of work and a safe system of operation.
  4. Where plant and machinery is brought onto the church premises by contractors, they must be able to show where necessary that the equipment has been inspected and tested to ensure its safe operation.
  5. Contractors may only use sub-contractors or persons other than their own direct employees with the express permission of the church officials. However, responsibility will remain with the contractors.
  6. Contractors must provide for the responsible person(s) a method statement and risk assessment before any work commences. They must be updated if the circumstances of the job change.
  7. VOLUNTARY WORKERS
  8. A list of voluntary workers with recognised skills may be maintained.
  9. Smaller jobs not requiring a contractor will be assessed and allocated to volunteers with necessary skills.

LONE WORKERS

Lone workers are not exempt from this policy.

  1. Work can only be carried out by a lone worker in approved areas where access is secure and safe. Working in other areas will require at least two persons.

Churchwardens   April 2017

Revision date  April 2020

Churchyard Headstone Policy

Wheldrake Churchyard 

Headstone Policy

The PCC will place an advert in the parish news that the safety report has been done and that dangerous stones have been laid flat as a matter of urgency. It will then be up to the family to have them repaired.

If a stone is loose but still stable and being monitored then a note should be placed on the stone inviting contact to be made with the churchyard officer. If nothing is done and the stone becomes worse it should then be laid flat.

Only after a significant period of time should the PCC attempt to set these stones upright by sinking them into the ground. These recommendations only apply to the short modern stones.

The taller stones will be dealt with as most appropriate at the time. These stone are usually older and not tended, so do not present the same issues.

Approved at PCC meeting June 2010

Reviewed May 2017 next review due May 2020

Cottage Letting Agreement

Letting Terms of Agreement for hiring of the Church Cottage

Health and safety

The PCC is responsible for health and safety in the building.

You may not bring in any other electrical items.

The PCC carries public liability insurance for use of the building as a meeting room or similar function. You must not run an activity on the premises outside this remit.

There is no smoking on the premises.

The PCC will not hire the building for gambling purposes.

The rooms must not exceed a capacity of 30 people.

Child protection

The PCC will not hire the premises to anyone running a childrens activity unless a child protection statement is provided. (Childrens parties run by parents are exempt from this requirement.)

Accident book

Hirers are required to complete details of any accident or incident occurring during their occupation of the premises which did or could give rise to injury, as soon as possible after the accident or incident but in any case before the premises are vacated by the hirers after the event. An accident book is provided on the premises to record details of any accident or injury.

First aid

A first aid kit is located in the kitchen, suitably marked to show its location.

Fire procedure

Hirers should be aware of the Fire Guidance Procedure which is posted on the notice board in the premises and highlights the location of fire fighting equipment in the premises. The kitchen door is a secondary exit door and must remain unlocked during occupation by the  hirer.

Heating

The temperature control is set and users can turn the heating system on or off with the advance button on the control panel in the lobby of the downstairs toilet.

Kitchen

It is the responsibility of the hirer to ensure cleanliness and good hygiene at all times during their occupation of the premises. Hirers are to empty the waste bin in the kitchen cupboard into the outside bins located adjacent to the back door of the premises. Tea towels belonging to the Cottage if used are to be taken home to launder and return.

Keys

Keys to Church Cottage are to be returned to the Cottage Custodian.

THE BOOKING AGREEMENT

 

Organisation name: ………………………………………………………………………………

 

Name of the person in charge: …………………………………………………………………

 

Address: ……………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

Contact telephone number: …………………………………………………………………….

 

Brief details of the activity:………………..…………………………………………………….

 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Date and times of the activity: …………………………………………………………………..

 

Requirements (if any): ……………………………………………………………………………….

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

I have read this agreement and understand my responsibilities for hiring the Church Cottage:

 

Signature: ……………………………………………………

 

Name (Print): ……………………………………………..

 

Dated: ……………………………………………………….

Church Fire Risk Assessment Clock chamber

Name and address of Church

St Helens Church, Church Lane, Wheldrake, York

Assessment undertaken by:

The Churchwarden

Date:

April 2017

Area Assessed

Clock chamber

Hazards/Risks/persons

(note here the existing situation)

Additional Controls

(note here the additional measures that are

needed to reduce the risk to an acceptable level)

What are the fire risks?

(note details of any flammable liquids,

combustible materials, ignitions

sources and person at risk)

wiring

Can a fire be detected in a reasonable

time and people warned?

(note details of any automatic fire

detection system or other means by

which a fire can be detected)

No detectors

Non public, locked area

Can people in the building get out safely?

(note details of fire exit doors, escape

routes, emergency lighting and signage)

Accessible by Church personnel

Is there adequate fire fighting equipment? (note details of existing fire extinguishers, hose reels etc.)

Water and C02 extinguisher at base of tower

Do people know what to do if there is a fire? (note details of any written evacuation procedures.)

Written fire procedure on tower notice board

Wardens and service stewards take control during an emergency

Is a regular check made that fire-fighting equipment  is in place, are people trained in its use and is it regularly maintained? ( note details of existing procedures for checking and maintaining fire-equipment and training.)

Fire equipment on a yearly maintenance plan with Chubb

Plan to do fire training with Church personnel

What effect would a fire have on our neighbours? (note risks of fire spreading to other premises.)

None

What to do now

Implement the additional controls identified above and record this in the PCC minutes

Date controls implemented

Completed by

March 2007

The wardens

Date of last review

Date due to review

January 2017

April 2020

Church Fire Risk Assessment – Sheds

Name and address of Church

St Helens Church, Church Lane, Wheldrake, York

Assessment undertaken by:

Date:

The Churchwarden

April 2017

Area Assessed

Churchyard Sheds

Hazards/Risks/persons

(note here the existing situation)

Additional Controls

(note here the additional measures that are

needed to reduce the risk to an acceptable level)

What are the fire risks?

(note details of any flammable liquids,

combustible materials, ignitions

sources and person at risk)

Stored oil and petrol churchyard mower and strimmer. Flower arranging equipment

Can a fire be detected in a reasonable

time and people warned?

(note details of any automatic fire

detection system or other means by

which a fire can be detected)

No detectors

Non public, locked area

Can people in the building get out safely?

(note details of fire exit doors, escape routes, emergency lighting and signage)

Accessible by Church personnel

Is there adequate fire fighting equipment? (note details of existing fire extinguishers, hose reels etc.)

Water and C02 extinguisher at base of tower and in the cottage

Do people know what to do if there is a fire? (note details of any written evacuation procedures.)

Written fire procedure on tower notice board

Is a regular check made that fire-fighting equipment  is in place, are people trained in its use and is it regularly maintained? ( note details of existing procedures for checking and maintaining fire-equipment and training.)

Fire equipment on a yearly maintenance plan with Chubb

What effect would a fire have on our neighbours? (note risks of fire spreading to other premises.)

None

What to do now

Date controls implemented

Completed by

March 2007

The wardens

Date of last review

Date due to review

January 2017

April 2020

Church Fire Risk Assessment – Nave

Name and address of Church

St Helens Church, Church Lane, Wheldrake, York

Assessment undertaken by:

Date:

The Churchwarden

April 2017

Area Assessed

Nave

Hazards/Risks/persons

(note here the existing situation)

Additional Controls

(note here the additional measures that are

needed to reduce the risk to an acceptable level)

What are the fire risks?

(note details of any flammable liquids,

combustible materials, ignitions

sources and person at risk)

Wooden Fittings

Wiring

Furnishings

Electric Heating System

Can a fire be detected in a reasonable

time and people warned?

(note details of any automatic fire

detection system or other means by

which a fire can be detected)

No detectors

Open to Public, large open space. Fire easily detected if anyone in the building.

Can people in the building get out safely?

(note details of fire exit doors, escape routes, emergency lighting and signage)

Doors open 9.00am dusk each day. Fire exit signs in place and emergency lighting. North and South doors open during service times

Is there adequate fire fighting equipment? (note details of existing fire extinguishers, hose reels etc.)

Water and C02 extinguisher at base of tower

Do people know what to do if there is a fire? (note details of any written evacuation procedures.)

Written fire procedure on tower notice board

Wardens and service stewards take control during an emergency

Is a regular check made that fire-fighting equipment  is in place, are people trained in its use and is it regularly maintained? ( note details of existing procedures for checking and maintaining fire-equipment and training.)

Fire equipment on a yearly maintenance plan with Chubb

Plan to do fire training with Church personnel

What effect would a fire have on our neighbours? (note risks of fire spreading to other premises.)

None

What to do now

Review external lighting

Date controls implemented

Completed by

March 2007

The wardens

Date of last review

Date due to review

January 2017

April 2020

 

Church Fire Risk Assessment – Roof void

Name and address of Church

St Helens Church, Church Lane, Wheldrake, York

Assessment undertaken by:

Date:

The Churchwarden

April 2017

Area Assessed

Church Roof Void

Hazards/Risks/persons

(note here the existing situation)

Wooden roof frame

Additional Controls

(note here the additional measures that are needed to reduce the risk to an acceptable level)

None

What are the fire risks?

(note details of any flammable liquids,

combustible materials, ignitions

sources and person at risk)

No flammable liquids stored here

Wooden roof frame

Wiring

Can a fire be detected in a reasonable

time and people warned?

(note details of any automatic fire

detection system or other means by

which a fire can be detected)

No detectors

Non public, locked area

Can people in the building get out safely?

(note details of fire exit doors, escape

routes, emergency lighting and signage)

Accessible by Church personnel

Is there adequate fire fighting equipment? (note details of existing fire extinguishers, hose reels etc.)

Water and C02 extinguisher at base of tower

Do people know what to do if there is a fire? (note details of any written evacuation procedures.)

Written fire procedure on tower notice board

Wardens and service stewards take control during an emergency

Is a regular check made that fire-fighting equipment  is in place, are people trained in its use and is it regularly maintained? ( note details of existing procedures for checking and maintaining fire-equipment and training.)

Fire equipment on a yearly maintenance plan with Chubb

Plan to do fire training with Church personnel

What effect would a fire have on our neighbours? (note risks of fire spreading to other premises.)

None

What to do now

Implement the additional controls identified above and record this in the PCC minutes

Date controls implemented

Completed by

March 2007

The wardens

Date of last review

Date due to review

January 2017

April 2020

 

Church Fire Risk Assessment – Vestry

Name and address of Church

St Helen Church, Church Lane, Wheldrake, York

Assessment undertaken by:

Date:

The Churchwarden

April 2017

Area Assessed

Vestry

Hazards/Risks/persons

(note here the existing situation)

Additional Controls

(note here the additional measures that are

needed to reduce the risk to an acceptable level)

What are the fire risks?

(note details of any flammable liquids,

combustible materials, ignitions

sources and person at risk)

Stored paper archives

Wiring

Electric panel radiator

Can a fire be detected in a reasonable

time and people warned?

(note details of any automatic fire

detection system or other means by

which a fire can be detected)

No detectors

Non public, locked area

Can people in the building get out safely?

(note details of fire exit doors, escape routes, emergency lighting and signage)

Accessible by Church personnel

Is there adequate fire fighting equipment? (note details of existing fire extinguishers, hose reels etc.)

Water and C02 extinguisher at base of tower

Do people know what to do if there is a fire? (note details of any written evacuation procedures.)

Written fire procedure on tower notice board

Wardens and service stewards take control during an emergency

Is a regular check made that fire-fighting equipment  is in place, are people trained in its use and is it regularly maintained? ( note details of existing procedures for checkin and maintaining fire-equipment and training.)

Fire equipment on a yearly maintenance plan with Chubb

Plan to do fire training with Church personnel

What effect would a fire have on our neighbours? (note risks of fire spreading to other premises.)

None

What to do now

Fit a smoke alarm

Date controls implemented

Completed by

March 2007

The warden April 2017

Date of last review

Date due to review

January 2014

April 2020

 

Church Fire Risk Assessment Form – Belfry

Name and address of Church

St Helen’s Church, Church Lane, Wheldrake, York

Assessment undertaken by:

The Churchwardens

Area Assessed

Belfry

 

Hazards/Risks/persons

(note here the existing situation)

Wooden bell frame and internal fittings

Additional Controls

(note here the additional measures that are needed to reduce the risk to an acceptable level)

None

What are the fire risks?

(note details of any flammable liquids,

combustible materials, ignitions

sources and person at risk)

No flammable liquids stored here

Wooden Fittings

Wiring

Can a fire be detected in a reasonable time and people warned?

(note details of any automatic fire

detection system or other means by

which a fire can be detected)

No detectors

Non public, locked area

Can people in the building get out safely?

(note details of fire exit doors, escape

routes, emergency lighting and signage)

Accessible by Church personnel

Is there adequate fire fighting equipment? (note details of existing fire extinguishers, hose reels etc.)

Water and C02 extinguisher at base of tower

Do people know what to do if there is a fire? (note details of any written evacuation procedures.)

Written fire procedure on tower notice board

Wardens and service stewards take control during an emergency

Is a regular check made that fire-fighting equipment  is in place, are people trained in its use and is it regularly maintained? ( note details of existing procedures for checking and maintaining fire-equipment and training.)

Fire equipment on a yearly maintenance plan with Chubb

Plan to do fire training with Church personnel

What effect would a fire have on our neighbours? (note risks of fire spreading to other premises.)

None

What to do now

Implement the additional controls identified above and record this in the PCC minutes

Date controls implemented

Completed by

March 2007

The wardens

Date of last review

Date due to review

April 2017

April 2020

Church Fire Risk Assessment Form – Cottage Downstairs

Name and address of Church

Church Cottage 79 Main Street,  Wheldrake, York

Assessment undertaken by:

 

The Churchwardens

Area Assessed

Church Cottage – downstairs

Hazards/Risks/persons

(note here the existing situation)

 

Additional Controls

(note here the additional measures that are

needed to reduce the risk to an acceptable level)

What are the fire risks?

(note details of any flammable liquids,

combustible materials, ignitions

sources and person at risk)

Soft furnishings

Wiring

Gas supply to upstairs central heating boiler

Kitchen electric cooker

Can a fire be detected in a reasonable time and people warned?

(note details of any automatic fire

detection system or other means by

which a fire can be detected)

Smoke detector

Can people in the building get out safely?

(note details of fire exit doors, escape routes, emergency lighting and signage)

Fire exit signs in place marking route out

Keys for emergency door next to door

Key kept next to the lock

Is there adequate fire fighting equipment? (note details of existing fire extinguishers, hose reels etc.)

Water  extinguisher upstairs and down

Do people know what to do if there is a fire? (note details of any written evacuation procedures.)

Written fire procedure on notice board

 

Is a regular check made that fire-fighting equipment  is in place, are people trained in its use and is it regularly maintained?  note details of existing procedures for checking and maintaining fire-equipment and training.)

Fire equipment on a yearly maintenance plan with Chubb

Plan to do fire training with Church personnel.

Hirers should sign and agreement that they understand the fire procedure, Cottage committee to implement

What effect would a fire have on our neighbours? (note risks of fire spreading to other premises.)

None

What to do now

Implement the additional controls identified above and record this in the PCC minutes

Date controls implemented

Completed by

March 2007

The wardens

Date of last review

Date due to review

April 2017

April 2020

Church Fire Risk Assessment Form – Cottage Upstairs

Name and address of Church

Church Cottage 79 Main Street,  Wheldrake, York

Assessment undertaken by:

 

The Churchwarden

 

Area Assessed

Cottage – upstairs

Hazards/Risks/persons

(note here the existing situation)

 

Additional Controls

(note here the additional measures that are

needed to reduce the risk to an acceptable level)

What are the fire risks?

(note details of any flammable liquids,

combustible materials, ignitions

sources and person at risk)

Soft furnishings

Wiring

Gas supply to central heating boiler

Can a fire be detected in a reasonable time and people warned?

(note details of any automatic fire

detection system or other means by which a fire can be detected)

Smoke Detectors fitted

Can people in the building get out safely?

(note details of fire exit doors, escape routes, emergency lighting and signage)

Fire exit signs in place marking route out

Is there adequate fire fighting equipment? (note details of existing fire extinguishers, hose reels etc.)

Water  extinguisher upstairs and down

Do people know what to do if there is a fire? (note details of any written evacuation procedures.)

Written fire procedure on  notice board

 

Is a regular check made that fire-fighting equipment  is in place, are people trained in its use and is it regularly maintained? ( note details of existing procedures for checkin and maintaining fire-equipment and training.)

Fire equipment on a yearly maintenance plan with Chubb

Plan to do fire training with Church personnel Hirers should sign and agreement that they understand the fire procedure, Cottage committee to implement

What effect would a fire have on our neighbours? (note risks of fire spreading to other premises.)

None

What to do now

Implement the additional controls identified above and record this in the PCC minutes

Date controls implemented

Completed by

March 2007

The wardens

Date of last review

Date due to review

April 2017

April 2020