Each Parish should have an approved Work Health and Safety Policy in place and should review its approved policy periodically. (Diocesan Council reviews its WHS Policy every 2 years.)
Diocesan Office has had many requests for guidance in developing suitable policies in this area.
A sample WHS policy can be found below. This can be used by Parish Councils to develop a policy suitable for your particular parish. Some Parish Councils may decide this meets their needs and may wish to adopt the policy in its entirety. Others may find it helpful in developing a suitable WHS Policy or for amending the parish’s existing WHS policy.