According to the London Fire Brigade*, in the last nine-year period there has been a 900% increase in fires of an electrical origin.
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.
It is common knowledge that tall buildings attract lightning and for centuries, the spires of churches have dominated the skylines making them particularly vulnerable to lightning strikes.
Prevent fires before they happen with help from our fire safety guidance.
Candles pose a particular fire risk, especially at certain times of the year, such as Christmas, so it’s wise to revisit your risk assessment procedures.