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The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Papanui
Christchurch 8053

Postal address
:

PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

T. (03) 366 6049   I. 0800 266 639

Please phone our main line (as above) and at the prompt either dial '0' to speak to Reception or enter an extension number. FOR A LIST OF EXTENSIONS CLICK HERE

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The people called Methodist accept the challenge to do our utmost to Care for Our People Manaakitia a Tatou Tangata: ethically, morally, spiritually and legally. Through our active commitment to ensuring our parishioners, our employees, our volunteers, our Presbyters, Deacons and Lay Ministry, our clients and tenants, etc... Our People a Tatou Tangata, are safe, we will continuously look for opportunities to improve our methods and ways whilst still holding fast to our Methodist ethos.

Welcome to the page where health and safety information is available for you to help Care for Our People Manaakitia a Tatou Tangata.

 

Methodist Church response to Covid-19 

   Church activities according to the different Alert Levels plus other supporting information.

CLICK HERE to view response to Covid-19 


Incident Reporting
 
Incident reporting, incident investigation, and incident registers. It is all a simple process to help us track what accidents and mishaps happen and see if we can't stop them happening again. 

Incident reporting is in addition to any insurance liability reporting process.

      CLICK HERE to go to the Incident Reporting Process
      CLICK HERE to fill out an Incident Report

Asbestos Management

  The Methodist Church of New Zealand has a simple 3 stage asbestos management plan for everyone, and Stage 1 should be completed now if you haven't done yours already! 

The aim of asbestos management planning is to ensure that we don't activate an asbestos risk; that we don't make asbestos dust that puts people at long term risk. 
Remember to send your completed asbestos management stages through to the national register via healthandsafety@methodist.org.nz

      CLICK HERE to go to the Asbestos Management page
      New Stage 1 Asbestos Management Plan - CLICK HERE!


Emergency Response Plans

 

An emergency response plan is the "who does what" if something happens. Such as fire, earthquake, accident and so on.
Most of our buildings will also require an evacuation scheme approved by Fire and Emergency NZ, and we need to hold regular evacuation drills.
All templates have been updated to align with the Fire and Emergency NZ Evacuation Regulations 2018.

      CLICK HERE to go to the 3 step process for your emergency response plan, and all the templates you need.
      CLICK HERE to see the new "Escape/Hide/Tell, Shelter in Place" flip chart  


Other Forms

Until such time as full guidelines are written, various forms shall be stored here as they are made available. Until the guidelines are written, the forms are available with only the instruction that is contained within them.

Risk Register Police Vetting
Vulnerable Children,
Youth and Young Adults
How to Trespass First Aid Sample Health and Safety Policy
09 Oct 2020
Sample Room Hire (incl. Health and Safety)  Working at Height
01 Oct 2020

Coming Up

early October   eMessenger Newsletter - Lessons Learned. Working with Contractors and Consultants. Coordinate, Cooperate, Communicate
15 October   ShakeOut! Thursday 15 October 2020 9.30am https://getready.govt.nz/involved/shakeout/
 October/Nov   Future Church Conversation - When Covid-19 visited our church (TBC)
Ongoing   Updates to The Methodist Church of New Zealand Covid-19 Response Plan as, when and if Government directs
Ongoing   Communication mapping - LOTS of communication happens through Facebook, but there are many interesting communication channels occurring
Future   Overhaul the asbestos management process so that it better reflects what is happening. Stage 1 will remain the same, and everybody should have done it already!

Future Ideas

Create Online Videos as an information resource - "How to...".  All topic suggestions will be welcome.
 
   


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Let me know if you have queries or suggestions on any of the above, or questions specific to your location.

Trudy Downes
Health and Safety Coordinator

for The Methodist Church of New Zealand Te Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa.
Healthandsafety@methodist.org.nz
Mob: 027 457 4196