Religious InstitutionsIt’s difficult to imagine more venerated institutions than churches, synagogues, temples, chapels and other places where religious organization hold events that unite their communities.
To properly protect for your building, as well as the people who come to work and learn and worship in them, takes attention to detail and professional advice, the kind that Hanover Risk Solutions can give. Our team of safety experts has assembled resources and services on everything from child protection to how to protect those valuable funds to keeping your building safe from both internal and external hazards.
Keeping the most vulnerable members of our communities safe is a priority all religious groups share. Any acts of misconduct by leaders employees or members not only has negative effects on the victim but can harm the institution’s reputation, divide the community, and endanger the mission. Hanover Risk Solutions can help you reduce risks and severity through prevention techniques and timely response strategies.
Religious Institutions Resources
Keeping an eye on the big problems can be a full time job; but the small challenges can also break a non-profit if ignored. Hanover Risk Solutions can help.
Risk Solutions Partners
Hanover has partnered with other expert safety professionals to provide our customers with discounted solutions to costly problems. Your institution may find these especially helpful:
- ALICE Training, Inc., a national provider of online active shooter response training, helps organizations with a proactive response to active shooter events, and helps companies assess response strategies as well as providing training for staff to respond in a dangerous situation.
- Free webinars from Hartford Steam Boiler on boiler, HVAC and electrical system maintenance for employees at all levels—operators, facility directors, maintenance supervisors, even those with no engineering or technical background.
- Criminal background checks online as well as employment screening services from Intellicorp
- The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) Disaster Recovery Planning can help you plan for the worst and get your business up and running when catastrophe strikes
Education and Training
The Hanover Driver Safety Advantage
Provides free driver safety training courses addressing the challenges most commonly encountered by fleet programs. Hanover policyholders can sign-in or register to take advantage of this program. Access Now
Assists any employee involved in screening and hiring employees and volunteers working with vulnerable persons in building a thorough employee screening process that evaluates each candidate’s ability to keep clients safe. Start Now
Supports adults working with children in their efforts to prevent bullying by describing bullying and its impacts and consequences and identifying effective methods of responding to and preventing bullying. Start Now
Child Protection Part I: Child Abuse and Neglect
Helps participants learn the basics of child abuse prevention: how to recognize child abuse and neglect and all its forms, identify the potential effects on the children they care for, and understand the scope of this tragedy. Start Now
Child Protection Part II: Prevention and Response Strategies
Aids participants in building a child abuse prevention strategy and helps employees and employers to identify their responsibilities, construct safe environments, and respond to allegations. Start Now
Mandated Reporter Responsibilities
Assists employees and volunteers in recognizing their mandated reporter responsibilities and outlines the penalties and protection for workers who are in contact with those who are abused or neglected, and the stressors they face. Start Now
Preventing Abuse of Elders
Gives participants the tools they need to recognize the signs of elder abuse as well as understand the scope of abuse in elder populations, and help those in charge begin to develop plans to address abuse and neglect when they’re discovered. Start Now
Assess Your Electrical Preventive Maintenance
Regular maintenance is key to preventing problems in your electrical system. Take this short assessment for insight into what your system needs to maintain its reliability Access Now
Electrical Preventive Maintenance
Costly electrical fires as well as system shut-downs can be costly, but are preventable. Electrical Preventive Maintenance outlines possible problem areas and methods of evaluating them to help head off problems before they result in fires or impact production. Access Now
Equipment Operations Efficiency for Religious Institutions
Improving efficiency of heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, cooking and electrical systems can help religious institutions save money, reduce environmental impacts, increase security and safety and decrease liability. This training from our RS Partner, Hartford Steam Boiler, contains helpful hints to improve efficiency. Start Now
Scenarios include driving decisions facing substitute drivers and volunteers.
Scenarios include driving decisions facing direct care workers and residential case managers.
Scenarios include driving decisions facing school bus drivers and school administrators.
- Church Law and Tax information
- The Non-Profit Risk Management Center
- The Secure Community Network
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Child Welfare Gateway