Diocesan Health and Safety

COVID-19 updates and FAQs

Please check here regularly for guidelines about COVID-19. It is important that you keep up to date and follow the advice given.
Information for ministry units and FAQ (21 September 2020)
Updated information about Alert Level guidelines.
COVID-19 Diocesan Alert Levels Response (21 September 2020)
QR code information for contact tracing
Update on Levels 1 & 2 (22 September 2020). A letter from Bishop Ross
Update on extended Levels 2&3 (24 August 2020). A letter from Bishop Ross
Update on Levels 2&3 (12 August 2020). A letter from Bishop Ross
Update on Level 1 (10 June 2020) A letter from Bishop Ross

Update on funeral services and singing (14 May 2020) A letter from Bishop Ross
Update on Level 2 (12 May 2020) A letter from Bishop Ross

Guidance for church life in Level 2 (8 May 2020) A letter from Bishop Ross
Gathering for Worship – Alert Level 2 Guidelines (8 May 2020)

COVID-19 update (30 April 2020)
COVID-19 Alert Level guidelines (17 April 2020)
Preparing for Level 3 (17 April 2020) A letter from Bishop Ross
COVID-19 property update (3 April 7pm)
COVID-19 update (24 March 2020 6pm)
COVID-19 update (23 March 2020 5pm)
COVID-19 information (19 March 2020) An open letter from Bishop Ross
COVID-19 update (4 March 2020)

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
keepsafe@aucklandanglican.org.nz.

HSWG Members
Sonia Maugham – Diocese of Auckland (Chairperson)
The Rev’d Clare Barrie – St Luke’s Mt Albert
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
Donald Fawkner – St Paul’s Symonds St
Ex-Officio: Bridget Morrison – Diocese of Auckland

Incident reporting

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.
Incident Reporting Form

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. 

Guides

Wellbeing guide
Contractor management guide
Event management guide
Electricity guide

Fire guide

Other resources
Healthcare Concerns and Liturgical Practices
H&S representative role
H&S induction form