Diocese of Fond du Lac Episcopal Safety Program (ESP)
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Episcopal Safety Program (ESP)

Contact: Linda Wallenfang, Episcopal Safety Manager diofdl@diofdl.org
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The Diocese of Fond du Lac's Episcopal Safety Program (ESP)

A diocesan risk management program to help protect the Episcopal Church and the people it serves, approved and recommended by the Trustees of the Diocese of Fond du Lac.

ESP Goals

  • To help the church provide a safer environment by identifying ways to improve safety.
  • To help the church be a good steward of its people and property.
  • To focus on the congregation's needs first.

Church Insurance Company supports the ESP program financially, by providing resources and support, and by training the Diocesan Safety Manager.

How It Works ?

The Diocesan Safety Manager (DSM) , Mrs. Linda Wallenfang, has been trained by Church Insurance Company and is given on-going support. The DSM performs a walkthrough of your church building(s) and completes a survey sent to Church Insurance along with questions raised about the survey. The DSM may make minor suggestions during the visit, it is Church Insurance who prepares the report from the completed survey. The DSM is an employee of the Diocese (not Church Insurance) so questions regarding coverage will be forwarded to a Church Insurance representative. This service is a part of your coverage already in force, so there is no additional cost to the congregation.

Common Risks Considered

  • Fire
  • Electrical systems
  • Chemicals / flammables
  • Security
  • Structural defects
  • Stairways / handrails
  • Walking surfaces
  • Kitchens
  • Heating and AC
  • Outside groups
  • Handling of money
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Playgrounds
  • Nurseries
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Disaster recovery

Action A Congregation Might Take

In most instances recommendations focus on simple and basic changes to improve or enhance safety, such as moving fire extinguishers, securing a handrail, removing loose carpeting, covering electric outlets in areas with children, or the like. Church Insurance will work with the congregation and the diocese to prepare a realistic and sensible timeframe for any corrective safety measures that might be needed. It is in everyone's best interest to maintain a facility that is safe for all to use. ESP is about improving safety.

More information

About the Episcopal Safety Program (ESP) or to schedule a free safety review, contact the Diocesan Safety Manager (DSM) Linda Wallenfang at safety@diofdl.org or (920) 619-8237 or contact the diocesan office at (920) 830-8866.

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