Memorial Headstone Safety Audit

The intent of the audit by Xyst was to inspect memorial headstones for stability/soundness and identify any headstones that may present a risk to cemetery visitors and staff. To provide some context, in July 2000 a six-year-old child died as a result of a collapsed headstone in a UK cemetery. UK Councils responded by increasing their management of safety in cemeteries. Local authorities in New Zealand are now on a similar path to reduce the risk of accidents and meet their responsibilities for safety.

Project Benefit

Gore is a well established town with mature cemeteries (and memorials) and required a documented audit of the safety of headstones with any defects identified rectified.
Client organisation
Gore District Council
Service Delivery
Quality Auditing and Monitoring
Asset Management
Field data collection
Condition Assessment
Public Amenities
Performance assessments
Operations review
Cemetery strategy
Cemetery policy and bylaws