An introduction to health and safety
For most churches, managing health and safety should not be complicated, costly or time consuming. Here are some tips and tools to help you get started.
Slips and trips are a common causes of accidents in Methodist churches. Many may only cause minor injuries, but others can be severe and in some cases even disabling.
Managing slips and trips at your church is therefore an important part of your duty of care for staff, volunteers and visitors. Slip and trip hazards should be reviewed in the church or halls as well as outdoors including any car parks and pathways on the church grounds.
Slips can occur in wet or contaminated conditions linked to bad weather or spillages. Trips can be caused by worn or uneven paths, steps, floor coverings (e.g. defective carpets) or cables trailing across the floor.