To ensure high standards of service delivery to local communities, the Federation requires all its members to comply with a Code of Cremation Practice.
Responding to a survey of its members in 2018, and following widespread consultation of the sector, the Federation is developing a new Crematorium Compliance Scheme.
Focusing on 7 key areas of inspection:
Crematorium grounds and memorialisation
Services and staff
Premises and facilities
The 7 key areas reflect the process of cremation: from the initial practical and statutory administration; ceremony facilities where a service takes place; to the operational area of the crematorium; and ending with the grounds and memorialisation. In addition, services and staff, along with premises and facilities and the crematorium's environmental impact are also inspected.
After seeking permission from the local authority Chief Executive or Company Director, an inspection is carried out at the crematorium.
The inspector will inspect all seven areas as mentioned above and then create a report from the findings.
This report is then sent to the crematorium where they will have 14 days to raise any queries before they are posted online.
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