Be SAFE is a free system BUV have developed to help churches manage their Essential Safety Measures (ESM) and Duty of Care Compliance. It also has a module called Housekeeping.
- For Church Sign Up or to Log in go to Be SAFE This link also has training video and getting started instructions
To watch a four minute overview of Be SAFE please click here
To watch the Be SAFE training video please click here
Essential Safety Measures (ESM)
The requirements are based on the age of the building, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) regulations and any Certificate of Occupancy or Maintenance Determination that has been issued to the church. If your church is unsure, it should contact the local council or a Building Surveyor.
Duty of Care Compliance
Is based on your building being a safe place, regardless of whether your Church is the owner or not. It is about recognising and minimising risk, and primarily based on the Baptist Insurance Services (BIS) Risk Management Guide.
Housekeeping is an optional module provided to help churches look after their properties and keep a record of the upkeep.
For buildings advice you should contact the VBA, your local council or a Building Surveyor. For Insurance or risk matters please contact BIS
If you have Be SAFE system questions, login and go to Help. There is written Help and a Chat Support. For all other queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual ESM compliance is required by the VBA. The BUV Support Hub requests this be completed in Be SAFE before May each year