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Checklist for managers of a village or community hall

Village and community halls provide an important focal point for local residents and are used to host a wide range of events and activities.

Health and safety shouldn’t be a barrier to managing a hall. Taking a sensible, proportionate approach is the key to making sure the hall provides a healthy and safe place for people to use without unnecessary bureaucracy.

Who is the checklist for?

We have developed a simple checklist which summarises the areas you may need to consider if your organisation has responsibilities for managing a hall.

An organisation staffed entirely by volunteers may still have duties under health and safety law if it has responsibilities for non-domestic premises (such as a village hall). We have provided more detailed information on the legal responsibilities owners and management committees may have.

Updated: 2019-10-08