Health and Safety

The Diocese of Palmerston North has been active in observing, analysing, and reviewing developments related to the health and safety reforms. The Diocese is taking steps to keep Parishes up to date on developments and provide a logical process to follow.

Policies and Procedures

The following documents form the developing Diocesan System and have been provided to parishes:

Health and Safety Statement

Health and Safety Policy


Risk Management

Incident Management

First Aid



Discomfort Pain and Injury (DPI)

Disruptive Persons


Periodically, additional procedures will be provided.


Parish Committees and Coordinators/Advisors

We have proposed that Parishes consider establishing a sub-committee of the Pastoral or Finance Committee for the purpose of being a Health and Safety Committee.

We also recommend that parioshes appoint a person to be a Health and Safety Coordinator/Adviser. Remember, the person will get support and training from us so they don’t need to be an expert – just someone with time to commit to the process.


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