NCFC are members of the Federation of Burial & Crematorium Authorities and adhere to their Code of Burial Practice:
Code of Burial Practice
Burial Authorities should recognise the importance of the service provided and ensure that all procedures are performed in accordance with the requirements of the relevant legislation.
1. Cemetery Staff
The greatest care must be taken to appoint members of the cemetery staff who act with respect and do not detract from the atmosphere of reverence which the cemetery has endeavoured to create. All staff employed in grave digging and cemetery duties must be suitably trained in the technical and ethical procedures and preferably certificated by a recognised training provider.
The burial of human remains is a highly emotional occasion for everyone involved. This should not be forgotten by staff working within cemeteries who should work together to create and maintain an atmosphere of reverence and respect throughout.
3. Correct Identity
No coffin, casket or shroud, etc. shall be accepted at any cemetery unless it bears adequate particulars of the identity of the deceased person contained therein. If a coffin is encased, the cover and the coffin must bear adequate identity of the deceased person. Every care should be taken to ensure correct identification throughout, from the moment the coffin is received at the cemetery until the final interment within the grave.
4. After Committal
Following the completion of backfilling or sealing, the grave should be left in a neat and tidy condition with wreaths and flowers carefully placed on it by the cemetery staff.
5. Mechanical Apparatus
Only “authorised” employees of the Burial Authority who have received appropriate training shall operate plant or vehicles. “Authorised” is deemed to mean an employee that is receiving instruction and is supervised by a qualified operator, or an employee that holds a suitable driving assessment permit relating to the vehicle or item of plant. All mechanical apparatus used in the cemetery shall be regularly overhauled, cleaned and kept in good repair to ensure perfect working order.
6. Statutory Regulations
No burial shall take place without the consent of the person responsible for the cemetery. All burials shall be carried out according to the regulations applicable to the individual Burial Authority.
Download the FBCA’s code of practice here: Download the guide.
NCFC is serious about health and safety. The safety of our staff, our clients and the general public is of paramount importance to Neil Curtis and Sons Funeral Contactors Limited, We follow government guidelines as laid out in the Memorandum by the Health and Safety Executive (CEM 102). In addition NCFC are members of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) a adhere to the ICCM’s Management of Memorials guidelines.
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