Regular checks are a vital part of building maintenance. Check as frequently as you can, but preferably no less often than is suggested below. The best time to check gutters and rainwater goods is during or just after rain as this will help you to spot any leaking sections. Further information and guidance can be found in the Faith in Maintenance handbook
(do we need any?)
Do not disturb bats!
We don't have bells, but do we have a bell-frame? (And we do have ladders in the tower.)
(before Quinquennial Inspection)
(before Quinquennial Inspection?)
- Ladders, lofts and roofs present particular hazards. It is best not to work alone, but think of the safety of helpers and others beneath if working above ground level.
- Safety equipment is needed for some jobs, including gloves for the clearance of drains or removal of pigeon droppings from gutters.
- Do not touch gas or electrical supplies unless you are qualified.
- If in any doubt about safe access, particularly on roofs and in attics, use a reputable, professional builder for inspection or work. Binoculars can be a useful tool to help you inspect roofs and other high level items.
- For further advice contact the Health and Safety Executive