Cemetery Records Management - The Act, Compliance and Solutions
The Cemetery and Crematoria Act has a number of specific requirements for record keeping. The Act requires that records be kept in regard to :
- Deceased persons
- Interment details
- Cremation detail
- Holder of rights
- Rights transfers
- Next of kin, and
For the smaller cemetery, retaining such records is challenging as it is predominantly done through manual books or files and in some instances through spreadsheets and scanned documents onto a hard drive. The information is generally disparate and incomplete and difficult to find when needed.
Did you know that you could be fined $2,000 or more for each non-compliance of record keeping!
This video provides some insights into compliance and how your records could be kept digitally in an organised and secure way and also provide improved deceased search and compliance capability.