HEALTH & SAFETY

As a church and congregation we are committed to providing a safe environment for all who attend worship or meetings or events of any kind in our church premises and grounds.  


We endeavour to ensure that the buildings, facilities and equipment are maintained so as to ensure physical safety of those in the buildings or grounds.   Members of the Fabric committee are responsible for ensuring the safety in relation to the building, its contents and its services - gas, electricity and water- and precautions in relation to fire.  This includes periodic, independent, third-party inspections and certifications of gas systems, electrical systems, fire systems, alarm systems, etc..

 

We are involved with catering.  This can range from serving cups of tea and coffee with a biscuit through soup and sandwiches to thre-course lunches and dinners.  Food hygiene is important and we have co-ordinators responsible for overseeing food hygiene.  Our kitchens are inspected annually by the Local Authority to ensure compliance with specified standards.

    

For each of our buildings we have a Health and Safety Co-ordinator .   The co-ordinator is responsible for checking that everything is in "good order" and they each serve as a point of contact for anyone with concerns regarding safety of buildings or procedures.    They are required to report any concerns to the Kirk Session whose members are obligated to investigate and rectify any issues.