Arson accounted for 50.5% of all fires attended in 2017/18 by fire and rescue services in the whole of the United Kingdom according to the National Fire Chiefs.

Arson a significant issue and one that needs to be considered as part of your overall fire prevention strategy. Any fire has the potential to spread at great speed, endangering equipment, stock, people and property. Even fires started in remote, outlying areas have the potential to affect working operations: for example, if they cut off access to roads or the rest of your business.

Your level of risk exposure could be reduced by focusing efforts on these following key areas:

  • managing external storage and waste
  • identifying vulnerabilities in your site’s security arrangements such as vacant buildings and damaged fencing
  • regular inspections of your premises

Source: Aviva.