We are having work carried out in the church, what steps should we take to protect our pipe organ?
- Where there is any exposed pipework, this should be removed to storage for protection, preferably to the premises of an organ builder rather than on site. Parts of the organ that are fixtures should be covered in heavy duty polythene sheeting and this should be done by professional organ building personnel rather than the contractor.
- Where there are enclosed organ chambers, entry to them should be prohibited without the organ builders being in attendance.
- Access to any blowing chamber should also be prohibited and any door kept locked, the lock being provided by the church authorities and the key held by them.