Our late brother W.Bro Brian Baker highlighted the responsibility and duty of care of Masonic Lodges and those running their meeting places have in regard to compliance to Equality Act 2010. This act provides protection from discrimination of disabled people in a range of circumstances including the provision of safe access to, and usage, of public buildings. This includes disability in its many forms physical, age, mental and sensory.
The Province of Buckinghamshire has sponsored a seminar aimed at helping those with a Duty of Care in their understanding of their commitments. This seminar is to cover in broad sense:
- · The human condition described as disability and how they may be disadvantaged by the premise
- · A greater understanding of current UK Health & Safety and disability legislation and its impact on Freemasons .
- · Practical ways that Freemasons can contribute to ensuring disabled people are not put at a disadvantage.
The seminar is to be held on the morning of Friday 22nd March at the Beaconsfield Masonic Centre, Windsor End, Beaconsfield, HP9 2JW, starting at 10.00 am for 10.30. It is open to both Masons and non-Masons particularly those with a responsibility and duty of care in liasing with or operating Centres. Please pass this invitation to those who run or operate these Centres.
It is hoped that many will attend, not only to spread the knowledge of this important topic, but to fulfill our commitment to all who are, or may in the future, become Freemasons but also to the public in general who use the Centre.
Please book your place by contacting:
Provincial Grand Superintendent of Works
telephone number: 07767497709
Please advise :
Your lodge and/or Centre