Headstones removal and safety (General)

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Saturday, May 22, 2010, 08:14 (1828 days ago) @ admin

.I have been informed by members of the church that it is being done on health and safety grounds.


This whole subject has been rumbling on for maybe 10 yrs. It seems that various "councils" parish or others interpret their duty to protect the public with differing levels of vigor.

In response the Govt set out revised guidlines last year :-


Although the risk of injury from unstable gravestones is very low, cemetery managers are sometimes uncertain what they need to do to comply with their health and safety responsibilities. There has also been some public concern that memorials have been supported or laid down unnecessarily.

The new guidance has been developed in response to requests for more detailed advice on managing memorial stock.


http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/docs/safety-burial-grounds.pdf

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