|Document ID (ISN)||74753|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0014-6269 - Face au risque
|Convention or series no.
||de la Hougue G.
||Fighting against arson
||La lutte contre l'incendie volontaire [in French]|
||June-July 1999, No.354, p.27-31. Illus.
||Insurance companies estimate that between 25 and 50% of fires are caused by arson. In France, statistics compiled by the Ministry of Interior show a 227% progression in the number of cases of arson between 1987 and 1996. Fires due to arson generally cause more damage than accidental fires, because they are often started in the absence of employees on the premises and with the intention to cause destruction. This article reviews some of the factors that motivate arsonists to act, based on whether the person is an employee or otherwise, and whether the act is pre-mediated or not. Typical vulnerable spots within a company are listed. Finally, it is recommended that the possibility of arson be systematically taken into account in risk analysis and prevention planning.
||fire; violence; safety planning; fire hazards
||France; unsafe acts; hazard evaluation; human behaviour
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
||Violence and terrorism