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BRE BR499

2009 Edition, January 1, 2009

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Fire safety and security in places of worship



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  • Revision: 2009 Edition, January 1, 2009
  • Published Date: January 2009
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Building Research Establishment (BRE)
  • Page Count: 101
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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INTRODUCTION

There are approximately 70 000 places of worship in the UK, with millions of people attending every week. Every year there are over 100 major arson attacks on places of worship in the UK, and there are many thousands of incidents of theft and criminal damage. Violent attacks are also an everyday occurrence.

Day-to-day, your place of worship is likely to be a place of safety, contemplation and sanctuary, and every worshipper will have certain expectations when he or she decides to participate in its activities. Implicitly, each one has placed their trust in you. In addition to the risk to life, a fire or breach of security could seriously damage or even destroy your team and its work.