In any business the owner or manager is responsible for fire safety.
As the responsible person, you need first to think of all the ways in which someone could start a fire deliberately - inside or outside the premises:
Have there been small fires in your premises previously?
Have you heard about other fires occurring locally? If so, tell the police, and be on the look-out. Small fires are all too often a warning of worse to come.
Be on the look out for other forms of vandalism. If graffiti or damage is not cleared up immediately, it can make the area a target for minor arson, which can quickly become more serious.
As part of staff training remind all employees of the arson threat and ask them to report any suspicious behaviour, by anyone!
Last updated: Wednesday 16 September 2015