Risk Calendar

03 November 2020

The risk calendar marks key risks throughout the year to help you protect your church and those who use it

Snow cloud image

Bad weather

  • Check pipes and lag where necessary, clear fallen leaves from pathways, ensure trees are safe, and clear roof valleys and gutters of debris.
Flame image for fire safety

Fire risk assessment

  • Review your fire risk assessment. It is important to do this on an annual basis and is a legal requirement.
December Christmas tree graphic

Merry Christmas

  • Review your safety and escape procedures. Check all Christmas lights, power cables, extension leads and precautions for candles and extra equipment.
January risk - burst pipes

Water pipes and heating

  • Check that your water pipes are lagged, the stopcock is clearly labelled, and your heating system has been serviced by a registered engineer.
Man in hard hat vector for health and safety

Health and Safety

  • Review your health & safety arrangements to ensure they remain adequate and are compliant with relevant legal requirements.

Electrical Wiring

  • Check that electrical systems have been inspected by a qualified electrician within the last five years and all portable appliances have been tested.

Fetes and events

  • Review arrangements to ensure everyone has a great time and remains safe.
church and padlock

Church security

  • Open your church during the day and lock it at night, lock valuables in a secure area and remove anything that could aid an arson attack.