ARSON ATTACKS ON business premises

Find out how arson can affect your business and steps you can take to prevent arson.

How arson can affect your business

The effect of an arson attack on your business can result in a far greater loss than that of a simple burglary.

The risk of an arson attack can be considerably reduced if you and your employees are aware of the risks and take the necessary precautions to protect your business and investments.

Affects on your business include

Prevent your business from arson

Preventing an arson attack on your business is largely a matter of security.  If access to your business cannot be gained it is difficult for the arsonist to ignite the fire.

Security measures can include

Fire detection and control measures

The following precautions are ones you can take to protect your business from arson.

Is the ‘housekeeping’ in and around your business of a high standard?
Have you removed anything that could be used to light a fire?
Are your employees trained and competent in fire prevention measures?
Do you have a fully functional automatic fire detection system?
Have you installed fire suppression equipment?
Do you have adequate structural compartments and fire-resistant doors between sections of the buildings and floors?
Are rubbish bins such as dumpsters and wheelie bins stored within the premises or outside in close proximity to the external walls of the building?
Are all flammable liquids, gases and chemicals locked in a secure place when not in use?

How to stay informed

To report suspicious persons or deliberate lighting of fires call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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