Health & Safety - Resources and guidance
Health and safety is an important area for all churches and we recognise the need for guidance. The websites below offer much of this information.
The Church of England website which includes guidance notes for specific areas, including everything from sewage, bells, windows and wiring.
An independent site with a good range of guidance on health and safety issues, such as risk assessment, fire safety, food hygiene and codes of best practice.
Ecclesiastical Insurance (who provide church insurance) have guidance notes on church health and safety on their site, and their Insurance Consultants & Surveyors conduct seminars for parishes.
The Health & Safety Commission is responsible for health and safety regulation in Great Britain, and the Health & Safety Executive and local government are the enforcing authorities. You can read legislation on their site.
Example Risk Assessment Form for parishes to use (.doc / 68kb)
Some helpful guidance notes can also be found at www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg163.pdf
Faculty Jurisdiction Legislation - Resources and guidance
Norfolk Record Office hold records of behalf of the Diocese of Norwich. For a detailed list of the records visit their website at http://www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/Archive-Collections/Guide-to-Holdings/NCC098748