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Caring for your church

What is the church? Is the church a building? Is it the place where believers gather to worship? Or is the church the people—the believers who follow Christ? 

Everybody has a responsibility to ensure that the church properties are safe and inviting.

Somethings to consider:-

  • Have you reviewed your insurance policy and is the current certificate displayed?
  • Are the fire extinguishers regularly serviced and the fire exits clear?Meeting Room
  • Is the heating maintained and serviced, including up-to-date landlord gas safety certificates?
  • If there is a graveyard attached to the church, are the records up-to-date and the graveyard in good order?
  • It is likely that your church and church premises will contain computers, tea urns, perhaps a television or CD-player. These, in common with most electrical items you plug into a socket, are classed as portable appliances and are subject to several pieces of safety legislation.

 The law makes it clear that churches must conduct regular, thorough physical examinations of all portable appliances and record the results of these inspections.

 Current legislation states that all systems and equipment must be maintained so as to prevent danger, while also ensuring they are in an ‘efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair’

  • Are you considering any changes or works to the building/s, in the next 3 years?
  •  Are your current, deposit and investment signatories up-to-date? Accounts should be operated with a minimum of two signatories and cheques should only be signed when completed.
  • Any other business!!

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