How can businesses protect themselves from arson?

How exposed is your business to the threat of arson? With 45%* of insurance fire claims attributed to arson, this is a significant issue and one that needs to be considered as part of your overall fire strategy.

Any fire has the potential to spread, endangering equipment, stock, people, and property. Even fires started in remote, outlying areas having the potential to affect working operations; for example, by cutting off a roadway. The level of risk exposure can be reduced by focusing efforts on these following key areas:

  • managing external storage and waste materials
  • identifying potentially vulnerable areas in your security arrangements, such as vacant buildings, damaged fencing, insecure doors/windows etc. and strengthening controls
  • undertaking regular, targeted inspections of your premises.

Helping to protect your clients businesses can be done in just a few easy steps and we’re here to help them do exactly that.

Have a look at our arson checklist today to find out how you can protect your business.

We hope that following this advice will put your clients in a position to face risks to their businesses. If you’d like more information or assistance with any of these issues, visit Aviva Risk Management Solutions or contact us at



*Arson Prevention Forum (2015)


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