Reducing Religious Institution Liability With Inspections

This article will explain why Mintek’s Transcendent makes a good Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Solution for Religious Institutions.

It was once said that the Roman Catholic church once owned more property than any other organization. In the modern world, religious institutions own or property manage churches, schools, athletic fields, giant meeting halls, stadiums and hospitals. Religious Institution asset management is becoming more important as the society in which we live becomes more litigious with each passing year and churches are being found to be more vulnerable.

“Although the U.S. Constitution protects the rights of religious institutions, it confers no general immunity from liability for their contracts and torts”
Source:Mark Chopko, General Counsel of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

A Litigious Society

Churches are not immune to liability claims. For religious property management the issue becomes how do we minimize liability due to accidents and/or negligence claims?

Reducing Liability With an EAM

Debating how much liability exposure there is after an accident and who will be held accountable is an issue for the courts to decide. However, implementing an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system such as Transcendent may reduce claims based upon negligence.

Transcendent features include asset tracking, inspections, preventive maintenance scheduling and timely reactive work order response. Used correctly, these tools can identify assets needing repair before an accident occurs AND will track their maintenance and repair history to show a concerted effort in maintaining property and facilities. Evidence of neglect will be much more difficult to prove.

Increased efficiency through mobile handheld devices

Using Transcendent’s handheld features provide additional efficiencies and flexibility. Scheduling and results of work orders, inspections and repairs can be input and displayed via the web without the need for a paper based system. All information is collected and stored and made available online for property/facility management staff.