The Top 10 Property Losses Affecting Church Organisations
Now is as good a time as ever for you to ‘spring clean’ your property risk management plan.
To help highlight some potential risk factors, we have delved into the depths of the RMS records to bring you the ‘Top 10 property losses’ – the 10 most common property losses affecting church organisations in Australia and New Zealand.
The top 10 is based on the 5-year period ending 30 June 2014 where on average RMS assisted with 14 property losses each month – or about one every two days! The most common losses were:
1. Storm2. Vandalism3. Burglary (forced entry)4. Water Leak5. Theft (no forced entry)6. Fusion7. Accidental Glass Break8. Impact by Vehicle9. Fire10. Lightning
Not all losses are preventable, but many are – sometimes very simply and very cheaply. Right now we’d like you to ask “is there anything our site can do to reduce the likelihood or severity of property losses?” Think of it as a slightly different way your site can contribute to the mission of the church!