APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH
Facilities Security and Safety
It is the policy of the Apostolic Faith Church to ensure to the best of our ability the security and physical well-being of all individuals who attend
or participate in events at our locations.
Facilities Security and Safety - Policy, Purpose, and Administration - 2.1
Policy: It is the policy of the Apostolic Faith Church to ensure to the best of our ability the security and physical well-being of all individuals who attend or participate in events at our locations.
Purpose: To maintain operational standards and practices which promote safety and minimize risk.
Administration: The local safety management team operates in collaboration with the pastor and security personnel in implementing procedures related to the safety and security of Apostolic Faith facilities.
Building Security - 2.2
The Apostolic Faith Church is committed to providing access to our facilities that is welcoming and convenient, while maintaining the security of church property and the safety of individuals who attend our services and events. To this end, the following guidelines have been established:
Building Safety - 2.3
The Apostolic Faith Church is committed to maintaining our church buildings in a manner which promotes safety and minimizes risk. However, they should understand that no maintenance checklist can be all-inclusive. Each branch church will have a unique set of potential safety issues. The local safety team should inspect the church facilities on a periodic basis, and ensure that routine repair and maintenance are performed as needed.
Pastors and local safety team members should be familiar with the following basic guidelines, and make every effort to ensure that they are followed.
Facility Usage Guidelines - 2.4
Following are general guidelines related to the usage of Apostolic Faith Church facilities.
Church Grounds and Parking Lot Safety - 2.5
It is vital for every Apostolic Faith Church to maintain the church grounds and parking areas in a manner which promotes safety and minimizes risk.
Church Grounds Security and Safety
Parking Lot Security and Safety
Kitchen Safety - 2.6
Food is a common part of many church activities, and a church kitchen can be a good place for creating memories and building relationships. However, food handling comes with inherent risks. In Apostolic Faith churches with kitchens, policies must be maintained which protect the health and wellness of those who use the area and those who are served from it.
Pastors may find it helpful to designate one person as the church’s kitchen coordinator. That person could be responsible for ensuring that individuals who use the kitchen are familiar with and follow the food handling practices described in these Procedure Guidelines.
Those who work in our church kitchens should remember that safety must come first when making work decisions regarding participation in food preparation, serving, or clean-up after an event. They should never come to work in the church kitchen when they have a contagious illness.
Equipment and Maintenance
Food Preparation, Handling, and Serving Guidelines
All state regulations regarding food preparation, handling, and serving must be followed by those who use our church kitchens. Detailed guidelines are provided in the Procedure Guidelines for Kitchen Staff and Food Handlers, so those who use the church kitchen should have read that document or be under the close supervision of a kitchen staff member who will instruct them.
A state food handler’s booklet should be kept in each kitchen, as requirements vary from state to state.
We recommend that the USDA chart “Basics for Handling Food Safely” be posted in an easily observable place in the church kitchen. That document is available at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/18cece94-747b-44ca-874f-32d69fff1f7d/Basics_for_Safe_Food_Handling.pdf?MOD=AJPERES.
Regulations concerning correct food preparation, handling, and serving include, but are not limited to, the following general guidelines:
Following are basic guidelines concerning proper sanitation practices in church kitchens. (More detailed instruction is provided in the Procedure Guidelines for Kitchen Staff and Food Handlers.)
Nursery Safety - 2.7
An inspection of the church nursery area should be undertaken at regular intervals by the nursery supervisor and/or a safety team representative to ensure that the physical environment is adequately maintained.
Inspection and Meeting Recording Forms
March 11, 2015
Child Safety Seats & Booster Seats Now a Requirement
March 6, 2015
Safe Sanctuaries VideoMinisters' Meeting
March 6, 2015
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