Reducing the risk of arson
Arson can have a devastating effect on any business - but there are some simple steps owners can take to protect themselves.
Ensure you include the impact of arson in your workplace fire risk assessment. A large percentage of businesses fail to return to trading following a fire.
Tips to help reduce the risk of arson
Top tips to reduce the risk of arson:
Report accumulated or abandoned refuse to your local council. Don’t let it become a target for arson.
Anti-social behaviour is often linked to arson. Report such behaviour through your local neighbourhood policing team, neighbourhood watch team or through Crimestoppers.
Protect your commercial property. Seek advice on security, good lighting and CCTV will often acts as a deterrent to the criminal.
Contact your local Fire Protection team to ask them about arson in your area. They are there to help.
When closing down your business adopt a thorough closedown procedure considering:
External doors are locked
Internal doors are closed
No unauthorised persons are left on the premises
No accumulation of waste or rubbish
Alarms are switched on
Information for business owners or managers
Arson is always a threat, but one which you as a business owner or manager can control.
Please use the links below to help you reduce the chances of arson:
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