Church Safety, Security, and Emergency Procedures (part 5 of 5)


Helpful Tips and Notes

  • A good way to help organize people for carrying out these procedures is to always have a consistent method of using name tags for all workers/volunteers. Depending upon the type of name tag used (e.g. a laminated clip-on type is helpful), each person’s name can be on the front and a brief description of his/her responsibility in time of emergency can be printed on the back.
  • When establishing and carrying out safety/security/emergency procedures, make sure the most appropriate person is the one in authority. These kinds of policies will not be developed effectively or efficiently by a committee. One person who has a clear grasp of the big picture and preferable a law-enforcement mindset is ideal. That person can get input from others and should seek a lot of advice before proposing and implementing a clear set of rules and procedures.
  • Background checks are critical to the safety and security of all members of the church. Anyone who will volunteer to work with minors must have a criminal background check completed on him/her every three years.
  • Emergencies and disasters cannot be kept from happening. But the more prepared a church is to face such situations, the more safe and secure every member will be.


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