Be it Christmas or Easter, both are good times in your church calendar to review your Fire Risk Assessment.
Many churches have organised events such as Carols by Candlelight, Nativity plays and Christingle services this Christmas season and with God’s blessing many new people of all ages will be drawn to and enjoy these seasonal church gatherings. Your guests may be unfamiliar with the layout of your church building and not know where the facilities are, but more importantly will not know what to do in the event of an emergency.
We encourage you to review your Fire Risk Assessment in light of these special events in case an emergency should occur. This will provide you with confidence and be in control of what to do, how to do it and who will be involved should an emergency arise. The assessment may lead to you reviewing how you communicate to your guests at any of these events what to do in the event of a fire or emergency. In this way, there will be no panic should anything happen. It is also a good opportunity to ensure you have trained persons in charge of these events.
Church Growth Trust has produced a pack to help you prepare a Fire Risk Assessment and can be downloaded here.