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Safety and disasters

Church buildings should be a safe haven. Both for the people who visit them and for the precious religious heritage preserved inside.

Safeguarding church buildings

A comprehensive safety policy has many aspects. Much is involved, but a lot of it can be done without major investment. Making your church buildings safe need not be expensive. Little interventions can make a big difference. There are many inexpensive measures you can take to prevent fire, theft or water damage, for instance.

First you should carry out a thorough risk analysis of your building(s). This analysis should identify all the potential hazards and safety risks in and around your building(s). This will allow you to take specifically targeted precautions that deliver immediate safety results cost effectively.

When you implement a comprehensive safety policy for your church building(s), you have to draw up a disaster plan. Such a disaster plan encompasses all the safety concerns. It also specifies what has to be done in the event of an emergency. Who takes charge? Who is responsible for what? Which procedures must be followed? The disaster plan is tailored to meet the specific challenges and needs posed by your building(s) or organisation.

How can we help?

A heritage expert and the security services will survey your building(s). Together with you, we will thoroughly examine all areas and carry out a risk analysis. This analysis will be used to draw up a disaster plan