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Policy Statement example

The example below can be used to help you with your Health and Safety Policy Statement. There are no hard-and-fast rules and the exact document will depend on your circumstances. You can copy the text into a word processor and add to it and adjust it as needed.

Health and Safety Policy Statement

Organisation: (The name of your Place of Worship here, possibly with your address)

We are committed to the Health, Safety and Welfare of our members of staff our volunteers and the members of the public that use our premises. Our aim is to ensure that our premises are a safe work and worship environment for all by controlling the risks in and around our premises and the risks caused through what we do.  We aim to prevent work-related injuries and ill health.

We have completed Risk Assessments and will regularly review them.  We will consult with you about Health and Safety and provide you with the information, instruction, supervision and training that we consider is necessary.

We will make sure that you are kept safe by carrying out inspections and performing health surveillance as required.  We will maintain equipment and the premises and provide any Personal Protective Equipment that we consider necessary for your Health and Safety.

You are asked to help us maintain a health and safe work and worship environment by reporting hazards, accidents and dangerous occurrences.  You are asked to look after the safety equipment we provide and to follow safety instructions and signs.  You are reminded that you are responsible for your own safety and the safety of others who use these premises

This policy will be reviewed regularly and revised as necessary.

For more information, please contact: (Person who is responsible for Health and Safety, normally the religious leader or committee chairperson)

Signed: (Signature of the person who is named above)

Date:(Date that the statement was signed)

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