Village and community halls: Legal responsibilities

Anyone with control of non-domestic premises (such as a village or community hall) has legal responsibilities under health and safety law.

They must take reasonable measures to ensure the hall, access to it and any equipment or substances provided are safe for people using it, so far as is ‘reasonably practicable’. This means balancing the level of risk against the measures needed to control the real risk in terms of money, time or trouble.

The HSE have produced specific guidance relating to village and community halls that contains a useful checklist.

You can read the guidance here