Simple steps to reduce the risk of an arson attack
Arson poses a security threat to churches. Fires can be started deliberately, either by arsonists or thieves and churches are often viewed as a soft target.
The impact of a fire at a church can be devastating damaging property, causing injury and even potentially loss of life. It can also result in months of closure while repairs are carried out. Services will need to be held in other locations while outside user groups, who've booked the church or hall, will have to find alternative premises.
However, by regularly reviewing and taking simple steps to improve the security of church property you can significantly reduce the risk of becoming a victim of arson. We have developed a simple, easy to follow checklist to help you review the arson risk and guide you through practical steps to reduce the risk to your church or church hall.
Watch our short video for practical tips to help reduce the likelihood of an arson attack at your church.