Publication - Consultation paper

Funeral directors: draft code of practice

Published: 21 Jun 2019
Directorate:
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781787819542

Draft statutory code of practice for funeral directors. Funeral directors will be inspected against this code once it comes into force.

18 page PDF

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18 page PDF

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Contents
Funeral directors: draft code of practice
6. Business continuity and managing risks

18 page PDF

221.1 kB

6. Business continuity and managing risks

53. The funeral director must prepare and maintain a contingency plan which contains provisions about:

  • Dealing with any unexpected increase in the number of deaths.
  • Contingency arrangements for any unexpected disruption to, or loss of, services.

54. When drafting and reviewing this plan, where possible, the funeral director must engage with third parties such as: local crematoriums and burial grounds, other funeral directors, and their relevant NHS Board.

55. The plan must be made available to inspectors on request.

56. The funeral director must notify inspectors of any serious business or service failures as soon as practicable e.g., in the event of a fire, bankruptcy, etc.

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Contact

Email: burialandcremation@gov.scot