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Calderdale Methodist Circuit : Church H&S Policies

Church Health & Safety Policies

(Please note that this is a draft webpage aimed to be a starting point to help our churches setting up their Health & Safety Policies. It is aimed to encourage people around the Circuit to share their experiences and their specific procedures with each other. In this way we may be able to save time and effort in doing this work)

Each church in the Circuit should have a written Health and Safety Policy.

Guidance for setting up this policy can be found in the document Health and Safety Policy - Church Guidance Notes (link opens in a new window) which is produced by Methodist Insurance.

One particular recommendation in this document is to perform a simple self-assessment checklist. Here is a version of this self-assessment that you can print and complete.

You will need specific policies for several specific types of activities/actions.

Below are some examples of some of these policies from churches within our circuit that have already written down their policies. Please use these as examples that you can modify and tailor to your specific church situation

Working at Height Policy
St Paul’s Policy; Stones Policy; Northowram Policy
Lone Worker Policy
St Paul’s Policy; Stones Policy; Northowram Policy

St Matthew's LEP keeps its policies online. View and/or download them (in a new window).

Note: examples of other policies such Photography, Social Media, and E-Safety will be made available here as soon as possible.

Some Other Useful Examples

A Property Risk Assessment done at St Paul’s (*.doc file)

A Premises Audit done at St Paul’s (*.doc file)

A Property Log Book Format as used at St Paul’s. (*.docx file)

There are some useful forms on the Methodist Insurance website that you might like to print out and keep copies of in your files

These are (each opening in a new window):

Please, if you have examples of your own church's H&S policy documents that you would like to share with other churches in the Circuit - to assist those having difficulties in setting up their own Health & Safety policy - then please send them to Circuit: Email the Circuit Office