Risk Advice – Arson

UK statistics show that arson accounts for 40% of fires in commercial premises and over 20% in residential buildings.

This is a very significant risk to homeowners and businesses alike. We thought we’d share with you a recent ‘risk bulletin’ from LV= that gives practical risk management guidance to help you minimise the risk and hopefully prevent claims.

In summary the guidance runs through 5 key steps that you can take to minimise the risk of an arson attack;

  1. Risk assessments
  2. Denial of fuel
  3. Security protections
  4. Staff precautions
  5. Closedown procedures

Whilst all premises are vulnerable to arson attacks, particular premises are statistically more likely to be targetted; schools, unoccupied buildings, religious premises, farms, abattoirs and animal research premises.

Download the guide
LV= Risk Advice: Arson.

Who are LV=?

As one of our insurer partners, LV= offer a wide range of business policies designed for the SME sector. Established in 1843, Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (which trades as LV=), is the UK’s largest friendly society and a leading provider of financial services products.

Please let us know if you have any queries.



Posted by on August 1, 2013 in Claims, News, Risk Advice |

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