Health and Safety Policy 2015


Whilst it is readily acknowledged that the folk who volunteer to keep the Churches clean and tidy have a wealth of experience in domestic housework, church buildings are a lot bigger than the houses we live in and working in them is slightly different to domestic routine.

The following notes are set out to give guidance on how we can all help to make our regular cleaning days, and of course other times when we work in the churches, as safe and as enjoyable as possible.

Don’t overstretch yourself. If you can’t reach something, seek help from somebody else.

If something is too heavy for you to lift, get help.

When using Henry, (or any of his relatives) remember he has a long cable, so be tidy with it and don’t let it trail.

Be as tidy as possible, so as not to leave something over which a colleague, or visitor, could go flying headlong.

Wear gloves if you are using any sort of cleaner or polish.

Take a rest from time to time and admire your handiwork.

If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to ask!