05 May SECURITY AND ARSON PROTECTION ADVICE DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
The UK’s national fire safety organisation, the Fire Protection Association is offering businesses its wealth of knowledge and advice. Of particular relevance to the coronavirus crisis is “Unauthorised occupation of non-residential premises” – a guide to managing the risk, which is available as a free download.
As many businesses have had to move out of their buildings temporarily – and at some speed, owners may not have had time to consider that vacant buildings are often more susceptible to the risk of fire (arson), criminal activity, misuse and malicious damage. This guide looks at what preparations, practical measures and security controls can be applied to help manage the risk.
Insurers report that there is often a significant increase in the frequency and severity of claims for damage and clear up costs arising from unauthorised occupations of vacant properties.
The Fire Protection Association’s guide explores the trend and offers guidance for owners and insurers.