About half the fires the UK fire and rescue services attend each year are suspected to have been started deliberately[1]. Premises may get targeted because of certain practices, links with other organisations, or it might just have been an easy target. Alternatively, the fire could be started by someone closely linked to the business if relationships have soured.

Improving security and fire prevention, resistance and control measures can reduce the risk of being targeted, as well as property damage, injuries and fatalities.

Key actions to prevent and defend against arson

Templates for managing the arson risk

Fire risk assessment

Assessment form

Fire risk checklist

Emergency procedures

Lighting test form

Risk assessments

Example form

Additional resources