25 January 2021
Baptist church surveys
As a Baptist Insurance church customer, you have access to our team of risk management surveyors.
It is important that churches remain safe places to visit, work and enjoy.
Liability insurance protects an individual, volunteer or organisation if they are held legally liable for personal injury or damage to third party property. Your church insurance policy includes employers’ liability which protects your greatest asset, your people.
If an accident results in an injury, there is potential that the injured party will make a liability claim against the church. Protecting people in the first instance can help avoid accidents.
Slips and trips - accidents happen and slips and trips are not uncommon.
Falls – ‘work at height’ means work in any place where, if no precautions were in place, a person could fall and potentially become injured. Churches have a legal duty to provide protection for employees and volunteers under their control. The use of ladders for example, should be carried out with extra care to avoid injuries.
A personal safety plan is written to cover employees and volunteers who are required to work alone or in vulnerable situations. The safety plan should address the unique hazards and consideration of each working environment and situation.
Having an up-to-date health and safety policy makes sure you are able to fulfil your duty of care to your church members, volunteers and visitors. To help you get started, you can download our guide below which includes a health and safety policy template.