CHURCH DETAILS

Basic information about our church location and the person responsible for the Fire Risk Assessment.

The Parish Church of St Wilfrid

Main Street

Burnsall

Skipton

BD23 6BP


Responsible person: Anthony Crawford (Church Warden)


The Parochial Church Council of: St Wilfrid’s, Burnsall

In the diocese of: Leeds


Date: 24th February 2017

Suggested review date: 23rd February 2018


PCC member(s) responsible should sign here:

ED WILLIAMS PETER WEATHERHEAD JOHN TOWNEND ANTHONY CRAWFORD

Role(s): Church Wardens (4)


PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL DECLARATION

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is aware and understands the fire prevention measures necessary to protect the building and persons present from potential fire hazards at St Wilfrid’s church.


General Information about St Wilfrid’s Church

Description of the church building and how it is used.

Number of floors: Ground Floor and a Tower with Second & Third Floors

Approximate floor area: 400 m2

Seating: ~ 150 in fixed pews.

Note: ~400 can attend funerals with many standing.


Building description:

The Ground Floor is an undivided area and comprises: the Nave and Under Tower Arches, a Vestry area with enclosed WC, North and South Side Aisles, North and South Side Chapels and a Chancel. These spaces are open but separated by wooden screens / rails with the exception of the WC which is enclosed. There is a Tower at the West end of which Levels 1, 2 and the roof are accessed from the outside via an external door and stone spiral staircase. The Ringing Room is on Level 1 and the Bell Chamber on Level 2. There is an enclosed Clock Room on a mezzanine floor off the Ringing Room.

St Wilfrid's is listed Grade 1.


Basic construction details:

Stone construction with slated roofs supported on raking timbers over timber trusses and timber purlins.


Use of the Church:

One service each Sunday, Morning Prayer each Monday, Taize Prayers each Saturday.
St Wilfrid’s is used for a School Service by Burnsall VA Primary School fortnightly during term time and for other festivals and celebrations throughout the year. The church is also used as a venue for concerts, it is promoted as a wedding venue and it is open to the public daily. There is a permanent ‘Viking’ exhibition which also attracts many visitors. The church participates in Heritage Open Days annually in September.


Use of the Tower

The Ringing Room in the tower is used regularly by the [up to 6] Bell Ringers for practice and at services.

There is a LAN antenna at the top of the tower and a nationally important turret clock in the Clock Room (a mezzanine floor off the Ringing Room). A flag of St George is flown on the Tower during the summer. Access to all these is required from time to time for maintenance etc.

Note: Access to the Tower is controlled and has to be authorised; the Tower door is locked and there are 2 keys; the Tower Captain has one and the other is retained in the Church safe.


PEOPLE AT RISK

OCCUPANTS AT SPECIAL RISK FROM FIRE

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARDS

Details of fire hazards, sources of ignition and their elimination or control

FIRE PROTECTION ARRANGEMENTS

Details of the current arrangements in place for fire protection.

FIRE DETECTION, WARNING AND EXTINGUISHER EQUIPMENT

Details of the equipment we have in place and its testing and maintenance.

FIRE SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Information about our plans should a fire occur`

FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT

Having completed our fact finding we now feel confident that we are fully aware of the fire hazards present in our church and the risks to people using the building. We have noted the precautions that we already have in place and where we have noted any deficiencies these will be rectified as soon as practicable. These matters are set out in our Action Plan to Reduce Fire Risks at St Wilfrid’s. Arrangements for Fire Safety at St Wilfrid’s sets out how we will deal with fulfilling our obligations.

Our assessment of the fire risk has been based on the following factors.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR FIRE SAFETY IN ST WILFRID’S

Arrangements for Safety Management

ACTION PLAN TO REDUCE FIRE RISK AT ST WILFRID’S

FLOOR PLAN ST WILFRID’S CHURCH

Scale ~ 1:150

CHURCH DETAILS


Basic information about our church location and the person responsible for the Fire Risk Assessment.

Chapel of St. John the Baptist

Appletreewick

Skipton

BD23 6DE


Responsible person: Peter Weatherhead (Church Warden)

The Parochial Church Council of: St Wilfrid’s Church, Burnsall

In the diocese of: Leeds


Date: 27th February 2017

Suggested review date: 26th February 2018


PCC member(s) responsible should sign here:

ED WILLIAMS PETER WEATHERHEAD JOHN TOWNEND ANTHONY CRAWFORD

Role(s): Churchwardens (4)


PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL DECLARATION

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is aware and understands the fire prevention measures necessary to protect the building and persons present from potential fire hazards at St John’s Chapel.


General Information about St John’s Chapel

Description of the church building and how it is used.

Number of floors: 1 - Ground Floor

Approximate floor area: 138 m2

Seating: ~ 60 in fixed pews.

Note: ~125 can attend the Carol Service.


Building description:

The building consists of an open plan Nave, and Sanctuary which is raised up to the Altar. The Vestry is to one side of the Nave, separated by a partition which not full height. A lobby/store is up two steps off the Vestry, with an external door onto a private yard, over which the Church has a pedestrian right of way.

St John's is listed Grade 2.

Basic construction details:

St. John's is constructed of stone, with a stone slate roof on timber trusses, purlins, and rafters.

Use of the Church:

The church is used for one Evening Service three times a month. It is also used for the annual Carol Service, and Weddings (2 in 

FIRE PROTECTION ARRANGEMENTS

Details of the current arrangements in place for fire protection.

FIRE DETECTION, WARNING AND EXTINGUISHER EQUIPMENT

Details of the equipment we have in place and its testing and maintenance. 

FIRE SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Information about our plans should a fire occur.

FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT

Having completed our fact finding we now feel confident that we are fully aware of the fire hazards present in our church and the risks to people using the building. We have noted the precautions that we already have in place and where we have noted any deficiencies these will be rectified as soon as practicable. These matters are set out in our Action Plan to Reduce Fire Risk at St John’s. Arrangements for Fire Safety at St John’s sets out how we will deal with fulfilling our obligations.

Our assessment of the fire risk has been based on the following factors:

FLOOR PLAN

Scale - do not scale