Below, are some useful links about Health and Safety in Places of Worship. Please note that we do not accept any responsibility for the content of the sites that we have linked to and the quality of products and services that you might purchase.
Commercial Links and Partners
Safelincs is a fire safety supplier with headquarters in the UK and representations in France, Germany, Italy, Ireland and the USA. It is the central fire safety provider for the Church of England (ParishBuying) and the Catholic Church in the UK (ChurchMarketplace). Safelincs focuses on the requirements of and benefits for its customers and develops improved fire safety solutions for church organisations and all its other customers. Examples are its service free Fireworld P50 fire extinguishers which are approved by the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group and save church organisations substantial amounts of money. Another example are its dry water mist extinguishers (E-Series) which can be used in historical buildings or in proximity to antiques with only the most minute impact on the vulnerable objects. Safelincs is also the largest online fire safety provider in the UK. It offers over 3500 different fire safety products and services.
National Health and Safety Co. Ltd.
Our partners, National Health and Safety Co. Ltd., provide a number of consultancy packages to Churches and Places of Worship.
Please see our Services page for more details
All members have access to a telephone helpline run by National Health and Safety Co. Ltd.
Safety Sign Supplies
ChurchSafety recommends Viking Signs as a supplier of quality safety signs. An extensive rage of quality signs is available to purchase online - visit the Safety Signs Website.
Health and Safety Software from SHE Software Ltd
SHE Software has been producing health and safety software solutions for 15 years. The health and safety software helps companies to set up and maintain an electronic safety management system.
Official and Government Websites
These Websites are run by Government Agencies and similar organisations.
The Health and Safety Executive
The official Government site for Health and Safety in England, Wales and Scotland. This site includes a number of free leaflets and information resources that you can download.
The HSE have a microsite about Scotland due to some differences in the way the legal systems function.
The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI)
This is the Government Website for the Health and Safety Executive in the Northern Ireland.
Fire Safety Information
From the Department for Communities and Local Government, including downloadable version of the official guidance to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Disability Rights Commission
The disability rights commission is the official UK body who deal with the rights of disabled people. This site includes useful information about the Disability Discrimination Act which applies to all places of worship, even if you do not have disabled people normally using your building.
The Information Commissioner
This Website contains information about the Data Protection Act and the forms that you need to fill in for "Notification".
Other organisations of interest
We work with many other organisations, and the following have been selected as being especially useful to Places of Worship.
Arson Prevention Bureau
The Arson Prevention Bureau provides information and guidance about Arson Prevention in all walks of life, including Churches and Places of Worship.
Churchcare is run by the Church of England as a 'one-stop shop' for anyone involved in the running of a church. Recommended reading for anyone involved in managing a more traditional church building.
An organisation concerned with the security of Places of Worship and personnel. Useful guidance for both improving security and preventing Arson.
The Workplace Law Network
The Workplace Law Network is a membership site for UK employers and managers, specialising in employment law, health and safety and premises management.
Free membership provides access to the latest news and cases, as well as plenty of information to help you deal with health and safety issues in your working environment.
In addition, there is a lively forum area where you can seek advice and discuss specific issues affecting you.
Workplace Law also offer training, including NEBOSH courses and IOSH courses, to help improve individuals understanding and skills in health and safety.
For more information visit: www.workplacelaw.net
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
RoSPA provides information, advice and resources about safety in all areas of life.