Arson poses a major security challenge for church communities. Fires are often started by arsonists, or by thieves concealing their crime, and sadly, churches are often viewed as a soft target.
Risks including fire, water damage and other health and safety issues if appropriately identified and managed can be greatly reduced or even avoided.
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Reduce the risk of fire at your church with help from our fire risk assessment template and supporting guides.
Thanks to increasingly high standards of wiring and installation, electrical systems are now generally safer than ever. However, the use of electricity in churches still has the potential to cause considerable damage to property and serious personal injury.
Public firework displays are enjoyable and spectacular events. However, organisers need to ensure that they are safe occasions too.