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Parish Governance Statute 2016, 58.1(d) states that the Wardens should: "see that an appropriate risk management plan for the parish is in place".
Policy 39 states: “all Church workers and Church volunteers are responsible for managing risks in their areas”.
The Diocesan Risk Framework (Appendix 1 to Policy 39) states that parishes are: “responsible for ensuring that risks (within their scope of operations) are identified, assessed, managed, monitored and reported.
Understand that parish churches and halls are public buildings and as such are heavily regulated under the Public Health Act 2016, Public Building Regulations and Building Code of Australia.
Translating this into practice, the following is considered an appropriate risk management plan for a parish:
There are different ways to address risks known as the Hierarchy of Controls.
The Diocesan Operations Manager can be contacted for further advice - Mike Brown firstname.lastname@example.org or 08 9425 7200.