from Peter Flemming, Diocesan Insurance Administrator
April 1, 2020
To All Parishes of the Diocese
The bigeest threats to our buildings right now are risks of Bursting Pipes, Vandalism and Fire.
Burst Pipes: As you can see from the Vacant Building Checklist (linked below), if water is left on, then 72 hour inspeictions are ncessary. Recommended (when at all possible) is that the toilets/sinks/pressure tanks/water pipes be drained and the water shut off.
Vandalism: The RCMP Detachement nearest to the building should be asked to include the property in their inspection route.
Fire: Furnance inspectrions must be up-to-date/or updated. Oil levels must be monitored. In the event of a snow storm, access to the building must be maintained by the contractor/volunteer who normally keeps the entrances to the buildings and parking lots plowed.
I am happy to discuss any of your questions
April 20, 2020
NOTE: Please see attachments which we’ve received from Ecclesiastical Insurance Company in regards to unoccupied churches due to the covid-19 virus.
COVID19 Idle Buildings Bulletin
COVID19 Idle Buildings Checklist