Tawa Baptist Church Health & Safety Statement

Tawa Baptist Church upholds an effective Health & Safety management system as a moral, ethical and spiritual duty. We do this by being proactive in relation to the safety of our workers onsite and offsite, and the safety of visitors and the congregation whilst at our church. In addition we fulfil our commitment to comply with health and safety legislation and policy as far as is reasonably practicable.

We will continuously look for opportunities to improve our system and fulfil its requirements. We expect our staff and management to be committed, involved and supportive of our Health & Safety practices. As a church we will ensure there is fair and effective workplace representation, consultation, co-operation, and resolution of issues in relation to workplace health and safety.

To achieve the above vision, we expect all workers and visitors will:

o    Work for the common good, to take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that any significant risks or hazards are minimized, and people are protected where eliminating the hazard is impracticable.

o    Take responsibility for identifying and managing new and existing hazards

o    Take responsibility for monitoring known hazards within our facilities, where this falls within their role and duties.

o    Be informed about, and follow, accident and emergency procedures.

o    Be aware of their responsibilities to themselves, their fellow workers, visitors and the congregation.

o    Utilise the systems in place to record all incidents, near misses or injury, and

o    Provide, or make use of, advice, information, education and training in relation to work health and safety, as appropriate to their role and duties.

(8th March 2017)