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1. Seven consecutive days. This seven day period does not include the day of the accident, but does include weekends and rest days. The report must be made within 15 days of the accident.

2. Two; one water, one carbon dioxide.

3. Methodist Insurance recommends annual checks.

4. No, but churches should seek guidance from their architect.

5. A hot work permit is a written document ‘authorising’ the use of heat for soldering, welding etc.  It is aimed at preventing fires by detailing the work to be carried out; how and when it is to be done; and the precautions to be taken.

6. A drip tray or bund – a protective wall to prevent spillage.

7. Annually.

8. Up to 30 minutes. However, they add that the duration of the task is not the only deciding factor in establishing whether the use of a ladder is acceptable or not.

9. Yes.  In general, arrangements should be made to minimise risks from snow.  This may involve gritting and snow clearance.

10. A suitably stocked first aid kit and a person appointed to take charge of first aid arrangements, such as calling the emergency services if necessary.

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