Responsibility for the safety of a memorial rests upon three parties:
- The purchaser/owner of the memorial.
- The mason/erector of the memorial.
- The land owner/s.
The condition and inherent safety of a memorial during its entire lifespan are the responsibilities of the purchaser or his/her heirs. It is a good idea to look at the memorial to assess what risk it carries:
- How tall is it?
- How big is the base?
- How likely is it to fall? (some shapes are less likely than others)
- If it fell, what damage could it do (to a child for example)?
Our cemetery staff are always willing to advise, or you could consult your local stonemason or get in touch with the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) at::
National Association of Memorial Masons
1, Castle Mews
Tel: 01788 542264