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How schools and other educational establishments can protect themselves from metal theft 

With metal prices on the increase, it’s no surprise that schools are increasingly becoming the target of thieves who are quick to exploit a lack of security to steal metal including lead, copper and stainless steel roof coverings, copper lightning conductors, pipes and even iron gates. 

This can lead to a hefty bill for replacements and result in building structures being damaged, which may lead to leaks, water damage to internal furnishings, and potential disruption to teaching. Plus, if schools replace stolen metal and don’t step up their security, the thieves could well be back. 

To help you when you’re talking to your clients about the risk of metal theft, we’ve created this useful infographic to give them at-a-glance tips to protect their premises from this crime. 
  

Tips to protect your school from metal theft

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Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc (EIG) Reg No 1718196. Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (EIO) Reg No 24869. Ecclesiastical Life Ltd (ELL) Reg No 243111. Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services Ltd (EFAS) Reg No 2046087. Ecclesiastical Underwriting Management Ltd (EUML) Reg No 2368571. E.I.O. Trustees Ltd Reg No 941199. EdenTree Investment Management Ltd (EIM) Reg No 2519319. All companies are registered in England at Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1JZ. EIO and ELL are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 113848 (EIO) and 110318 (ELL). EFAS and EIM are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 126123 (EFAS) and 527473 (EIM). EUML is an appointed representative of EIO who is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 402228.