Diocesan Health and Safety
COVID-19 updates and FAQs
Please check here regularly for guidelines about the coronavirus. It is important that you keep up to date and follow the advice given.
Information for ministry units and FAQ (1 April 2020 at 6pm)
Updated information around financial support and employment.
Each Sunday evening at 7pm Bishop Ross Bay will be leading Night Prayer, which will be livestreamed to his Facebook page. You can find the liturgy for this service here.
H&S working group
The Diocesan Health and Safety Working Group (HSWG) has been set up to promote a culture of safety and wellbeing across the diocese. It is developing and implementing a diocesan Health and Safety management system, which will include tools and guidelines for our ministry units to use and follow.
To contact the HSWG or if you have any H&S questions or concerns email
Sonia Maugham - Diocese of Auckland (HSWG Chairperson)
The Rev'd Clare Barrie - St Luke's Mt Albert
Colin Chipperfield - St Philip's St Heliers
Lee Hanna - Bream Bay LSMU
The Rev'd Canon Arthur Hokianga - Te Tai Tokerau
Rani Marsden - Te Tai Tokerau
Ian Pallas - St Matthew-in-the-City
Ex-Officio: Bridget Morrison - Diocese of Auckland
Incident reporting is a significant part of H&S management. If an incident or accident happens at your ministry unit, no matter to whom and regardless of whether it is “work-related” or not, it needs to be reported. The diagram below gives a useful summary of the process to follow.
WorkSafe has a great online tool to work out if an incident is notifiable or not. You can find it on their website worksafe.govt.nz > Notify WorkSafe. Or call them on 0800 030 040.
Incidents need to be reported so we have a greater understanding of the risks our ministry units are facing and the actions being taken to eliminate or minimise them. This means the HSWG, Diocesan Council and General Trust Board can meet their H&S obligations.
Guides and resources
The Diocesan Health and Safety Working Group is developing resources to support ministry units with management of their own health and safety.