Annual Inspection 2017

















Annual
Inspection by Church Wardens

Date…March
13th 2017…………………………………..

Conducted by Neil
Turp/Stewart Gimber…………………………

Section A: All
Saints Church Long Ashton



ASPECT

NOTES

ACTIONS

ROOFING AND FLASHING

1 slipped tile on South Nave roof

To be repositioned asap

BRICK AND STONEWORK

Indoors-Staining on walls in Legion
Corner, ceiling and walls of Vicar’s Vestry and North wa ll
of the Nave

Outside -Appears to be crumbling mortar/stone on South Wall

To be monitored




Ask for advice at next Quinquennial

BELL TOWER AND BELLS

Inspected, no apparent problem


GUTTERS,GULLEYS AND DOWNSPOUTS

All appear to be sound and weed-free

Re-visit during heavy rain

DRAINS

All working


LIGHTNING CONDUCTOR

Inspected in June 2016

Scheduled for inspection in June 2017

CLOCK

Broken

Repair has been commissioned

WINDOWS,GLASS AND FRAMES

Generally sound apart from one broken window in Choir Vestry
and some flaky external filler in Vicars Vestry South Wall

To be repaired

FLAGPOLE

In good condition


BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATES

Would benefit from some re-pointing but generally sound


PATHS AND STEPS

In good condition


CHURCHYARD

Frost damage to some tombs

SG to ask Ron Chorley to identify listed tombs and ask if funds
are available for repair

UNDERFLOOR VOID

Possible damp in ceiling

Seek advice at Quinquennial

TOILET AND SINKS

In good condition


DOORS, HINGES AND LOCKS

In good condition apart from broken spring in door to North
Porch


FLOORS AND STAIRS

Generally sound


HEATING SYSTEMS

All working


FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

No evidence of recent PAT

Bulb not working in light in North Porch

PAT to be organised


To be replaced

DRY ROT/DEATH WATCH BEETLE

Unable to test, company making test sheets has stopped
supplying them

New test method to be found




ARE THE FOLLOWING
IN GOOD WORKING ORDER/IN LINE WITH INSPECTION SCHEDULE/IN PLACE?



ASPECT

NOTES

ACTION

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

Tested June 2016


SMOKE ALARMS

None in place


ORGAN/PIANO

Tuning due April 2017


SECURITY MEASURES

Door locks working


DISPLAYS ON NOTICE BOARDS

Tidy


FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT

None found

To be organised

PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING

Out of date

To be organised

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

In place

To be updated

INSURANCES

In place


LOG BOOK

In place


QUINQUENNIAL REVIEW/ACTION

PLAN

All A’s and significant B’s done. Lack of funds
prevent work other than routine and reactive repair





Section B:
Keedwell Hill; Church of the Ascension






ASPECT

NOTES

ACTIONS

ROOFING AND FLASHING

Appear sound


BRICK AND STONEWORK

Monitoring of significant cracks
show movement is within acceptable parameters

Damp in walls above kitchen sink

Continue to monitor

GUTTERS,GULLEYS AND DOWNSPOUTS

Front drainpipe needs to be painted

Growing in rear guttering

SG to organise


SG to clear

DRAINS

Appear to be blocked

SG to clear

WINDOWS,GLASS AND FRAMES

Appear to be sound even though very near to significant
cracking


BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATES

Wooden gate is serviceable


PATHS AND STEPS

Good condition


SURROUNDS

Tree roots do hamper grass cutting


TOILET AND SINKS

Good


DOORS, HINGES AND LOCKS

Door in back wall is very old. One good kick would see it
shatter

SG to take advice

FLOORS

Fine


HEATING SYSTEMS

Working


FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

Front door and surround need to be
painted

A lot of old equipment piled up in cupboard corner

SG to ask Ron Chorley to speak with
Simon Jones

SG to clear

DRY ROT/DEATH WATCH BEETLE

No evidence although not tested systematically








ARE THE FOLLOWING
IN GOOD WORKING ORDER/IN LINE WITH INSPECTION SCHEDULE?






ASPECT

NOTES

ACTION

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

June 2016

Test June 2017

SMOKE ALARMS

In place


ORGAN/PIANO

Piano in working condition. Old organ recently sold


SECURITY MEASURES

Front doors lock.


DISPLAYS ON NOTICE BOARDS

Fine


FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT

Not in place

To organise

PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING

No PAT evident Concerned by open Junction Box in vestry, last
tested in 2004

Organise PAT

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

In place

This needs to be updated

INSURANCES

In place


LOG BOOK

In place


QUINQUENNIAL REVIEW/ACTION PLAN

N/A