PSWTE Insurance Coverage
The PSWTE Emmaus Board of Directors has improved insurance coverage and reporting procedures for accidents to help protect the community and its members. The Board spent considerable time last year discussing insurance and safety at Emmaus events because a pilgrim was seriously hurt in a fall during a Walk, and churches which host Emmaus events are beginning to ask about the community's insurance coverage. With help from our insurance agent, an accident report form and an interim procedure for reporting accidents were developed. This procedure calls for immediately caring for injured persons, cleaning up damage, and immediately notifying the Emmaus Board, the community's insurance agent, and the church of the accident. The interim procedure has been shared in writing with all lay directors, who are responsible for informing all team members. A copy of the accident report form has been placed in core team notebooks.