Sharing premises with other organisations
Some congregations share their properties with other organisations on a permanent basis. For example, a congregation might have a long-term tenancy agreement to let office space to an external organisation. It is important to consider how your work and other activities affects them and how their work activities affect you and your employees.
It is useful to have regular conversations to ensure that adequate controls are in place and that any risk-based controls are working. Sharing risk assessments and notifying each other of any planned works and activities that may affect the other party is strongly recommended. In cases where shared access is required, it's also recommended that the parties collaborate on fire safety and emergency evacuation planning to ensure that each party can suitably ensure evacuation of the buildings.