QUUF exists for the spiritual, religious, emotional and social opportunities for its members and friends. Physical and emotional safety is integral to meeting those needs. Assurance that a person will be as free from harm as possible contributes to a sense of well-being and security. This Committee, while acknowledging that we can’t prevent all accidents or minimize all interpersonal conflicts or make accessibility perfect for all, shows our compassion for fellow congregants by developing and implementing our safety policy that deals with high severity low frequency situations.
The responsibility of the SRMC is to develop a safety and risk management policy, keep it current, and implement it.
Safety and Risk Committee members develop policies, procedures and actions. They conduct inspections and coordinate with other committees and staff to correct problems or implement steps to prevent unpleasant and potentially dangerous conditions and situations.
Conduct annual room by room safety review to identify any physical safety hazards.
Work with the Sexton to ensure they are corrected.
Hold an annual evacuation drill of the building.
Conduct Risk Survey regularly.
Regularly review and update the safety and risk policy.
Meetings are generally held monthly with a two hour total commitment per month. In addition, reading, researching and compiling information or data between meetings is required for preparation for the meetings.
For more information and details of safety policies, principles and checklist topics, see the QUUF Operations Manual, Adopted 1998, Revised May 2008, Revised and Updated July 2016, pages 56, 68, 80 and those pages following.
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation:
The SRMC members contribute to the spiritual and community experiences of fellowship members and visitors by allaying anxiety and concerns about risk of physical and emotional injury. They benefit by interacting and forming friendships with other like-minded people and from knowing they are supporting a vital role, of which few who come to
QUUF are aware.
Training, assistance, and safety requirements:
The committee will share knowledge, history, and skills to orient new members.
# of positions available: