Rural homes/farms

Farms are particularly vulnerable to arson.
Isolated location, open boundaries and readily ignitable hay and straw make them an easy target.

Tips to consider:

  • removed hay and straw from fields as soon as possible after harvesting
  • hay and straw should be stored:
  • separately from other buildings, particularly those housing fuels, agrochemicals and machinery
  • in stacks of a reasonable size, spaced at least 10 metres apart
  • separately from livestock housing
  • store petrol, diesel and other fuels in secure areas and lock storage tank outlets securely
  • keep fertilisers and pesticides under lock and key
  • dispose of rubbish safely on a regular basis