Reduce the risk of an arson attack on your church
Arson poses a major security challenge for church communities. Fires can be started deliberately, either by arsonists or thieves concealing their crime and churches are often viewed as a soft target.
The consequences of a blaze can be overwhelming in terms of damage to property, injury and even potentially loss of life. It can also mean months of closure while repairs are carried out. Services will have to be held in other churches while outside user groups will be compelled to find alternative premises, or will close down due to lack of facilities. A devastating situation – but one that can in most cases be avoided.
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 at little or no cost. 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.