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This pages gives general health and safety guidance for religious organisations, of all faiths.
Many religious organisations are recognised legally as charities, and often employ many people including ministers, clergy, imam's, rabbi's, caretakers and grounds-man. Your organisation is also responsible for the safety of volunteer workers and visitors to the premises e.g. worshippers.
Running a religious organisation such as a temple, mosque or church can be daunting, especially if you are a volunteer or part-time employee.
The following ten point guide takes you through your legal responsibilities, step by step:
Religious organisations are often diverse premises and as such you may need to consider the other specific guidance for Offices, Catering & Food Preparation, Nurseries & Child Care, and Village Halls.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.