Safer Places of Worship

Supply of Goods & Services

If your church supplies goods and services, for example, it runs a charity shop or it wishes to hold a jumble sale or similar event then it is advisable to consider what responsibilities the Church has for selling those items.


For example:

  • it is good practice to ensure all good donated are checked to ensure that they are safe to sell;
  • gas appliances and electrical goods should be checked by a qualified person and labelled to show they have been inspected. Please note heating appliances and fire blankets should not be resold;
  • toys must be marked with a CE mark and selling of homemade toys should be avoided;
  • nursery goods must be checked thoroughly and must be as safe as new, goods must carry an appropriate standard number and have details of a UK supplier or distributer;
  • if selling second hand upholstered furniture the foam must be Combustion Modified High Resilient (CMHR) and coverings must be cigarette and match resistant. Any mattress must be BS7177 compliant.

Further information can be found at:

http://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/regulation/sale-of-goods-act/