New health and safety legislation came into force in April 2016 which affect Churches and the way we engage with our people on a daily basis. In response, the InterChurch Bureau (ICB) held information workshops nationwide to help churches work through what the changes will mean for them.
You are now able to download the new ICB Health & Safety resources for churches that the ICB has created to assist churches with the new health and safety legislation.
Attendees at the ICB Health and Safety Workshops all received a booklet. This booklet contains many easy to use forms.
The workshops were developed by Divers and Associates in collaboration with ICB. The presentation used in the workshops is also available.
ICB has collated a large selection of Sample Policies and Templates, including separating out the policies and templates in the Workbook.
Safety WOF for Children & Youth Leaders:
Presbyterian Youth Ministry – PYM and Kids Friendly have teamed up to offer a Safety WOF for children and youth leaders. There are a number of training’s you need to attend to get your WOF certificate, which we recommend you keep current every 3 years. Find out from PYM when the next course will be running.
Health & Safety in Youth Ministry and Youth Camps:
The Presbyterian Youth Ministry offer great resources to help your parish. You can download a booklet on Youth Safety and another on Youth Camps at their website http://pym.org.nz/resources/safety/
Health & Safety in Churches Overview: