Parish support - Health and Safety and First Aid


A church or parish health and safety policy should set out how you will protect employees, volunteers and visitors who use your church.

Much of this guidance overlaps with how your parish manages its overall risk (click here for information on risk), but the following links direct you to some additional specialist websites with respect to managing health and safety in your church.

A Church health and safety policy - guidance from Ecclesiastical (click here for more information).

Health and safety advice from Parish Resources (click here for more information)

The Health and Safety Executive also provides a wealth on information on managing health and safty considerations, including how to best assess risk. (click here for more information)

The Health and Safety Executive recommends a number of health and safety training providers who will deliver training. More information can be found on their website here.

First Aid

The Parish Safeguarding handbook, found on the Safeguarding pages here, details some of the requirements that should be put in place by parishes to meet their basic first aid requirements.

The Health and Safety Executive website also provides information for employers, employees, first-aiders and training organisations on first aid at work. More information on this can be found here.


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