Health and Safety Policy

Health and Safety Responsibilities at St Johns

Responsibility for Health and Safety at St John’s rests with the Parochial Church Council (PCC).  The PCC has nominated a Safety sub-Committee consisting of a responsible person (with health and safety expertise) and representatives of the PCC – nominated to be the current Church Warden(s).  A policy document is maintained setting out how Health and Safety will be managed.

The Safety Committee will meet, at a minimum, on an annual basis to discuss review and update of this policy document which will then be taken to the PCC for formal adoption.  More frequent meetings may be required to deal with exceptional events or occurrences and any reports required by the PCC.

A copy of the Policy document will be displayed in the Church and the Church Hall and located in the Church Office for reference purposes.  A reference guide “Guidance Notes, Church – Health and Safety” Version 2 provided by Ecclesiastical Life is available to responsible persons defined in this policy from the Church Office.

The PCC will actively promote awareness of this Policy, its contents and other information provided by our insurers, Ecclesiastical Life.  This Health and Safety Policy should be read in conjunction with St John’s Safeguarding Policy.

St John's PCC

October 2017