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ShopShield One from Clearway

Fixed Price Security for Vacant Retail Shops for £399
All prices +VAT inc retail lock changes.

Fire is one of the most severe risks to a vacant retail site – and safeguarding against it is a vital component of any retail security strategy.

The outcomes of even small fires in retail settings can be disastrous. Smoke damage, unstable beams, eroded electrical wires, and ash can render a retail premise uninhabitable, often requiring extensive repairs and clearance operations.

Clearway UK offers a professional flammable waste removal service as part of our ShopShield retail security package. Created with years of experience in dealing with threats to empty properties, our service anticipates and deals with all vulnerabilities in a vacant retail site, from exposure to environmental hazards to security patrols and protecting entranceways from illegal access. Read more about our flammable waste removal services below. 


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Why Flammable Waste Removal is Crucial for Vacant Retail Premises

Almost every commercial rental unit will have flammable waste left behind when the previous tenant vacates the building.

That can include everyday business items, such as:

  • Old post.
  • Waste paper.
  • Packaging.
  • Cardboard boxes.

Unfortunately, these seemingly harmless materials pose a significant hazard as fires can start for many reasons. It is impossible to guarantee that factors such as heat, outdoor temperatures, fumes, and sparks won’t ignite a potentially critical blaze in a vacant property. For empty retail units, there is also potential for arson or fires caused by squatters or vandals. 

Vacant units without retail security solutions in place are a common criminal target. Threats include general trespassing, unlawful tenants and opportunist thieves looking for valuable building materials or items left behind. Fires are typical in many of these scenarios and are either started deliberately or accidentally.

Removing flammable materials firstly reduces the chance of fire starting and secondly, nullifies the potential impact of a fire if there are fewer flammable fuel sources available. Removing all flammable waste from the premises is the only sure-fire way to assure minimal opportunities for a fire to take hold.

Every Clearway ShopShield client receives our commercial flammable waste disposal service included in the package to ensure this hazard is mitigated and the waste removed quickly.

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Retail Security for Vacant Shops for £399 +VAT

Our ShopShield services range from standard package for retail shops and units that become unexpectedly vacant, to ongoing site security for longer-term empty retail premises.

Starting at just £399 +VAT, ShopShield includes the removal and responsible disposal of up to three bags of paper-based waste material to eliminate the fire hazard. Responsible disposal is critical since unauthorised waste removal can incur substantial fines. 

You can read more about our ShopShield retail security packages here. 

Removing commercial waste requires:

  • Licensed waste carriers with authorisation to dispose of commercial rubbish.
  • Confidentiality when paper-based waste may contain private information.
  • Access to business recycling facilities where appropriate.

While flammable waste may be of a relatively small volume, it remains crucial to dispose of these items according to the regulations stipulated by the Environment Agency, which apply to all commercial waste matters.

It is common for businesses to continue receiving post, including marketing materials if the previous tenant has ceased trading or moved to an alternative site without forwarding all mail.

Therefore, dealing with this waste confidentially, responsibly, and legally is vital for waste disposal compliance and to avoid the inherent fire risk when flammable materials are left on-site.

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Why choose Clearway?

With over 20 years of professional expertise in retail security, Clearway is on hand to ensure every empty retail unit is protected from any risks or hazards – whether external or environmental.

Our teams provide thorough consultations to assess the key risks and offer a 25-point retail risk assessment as a starting point for our retail site security packages.

Clearway works with retail landlords and property managers across the UK, safeguarding individual units or large commercial portfolios backed by an accredited team of security personnel and trained responders.

Related Services

ShopShield One from Clearway

The Clearway ShopSecure package includes a vast selection of retail security services, including:

  • Commercial lock changes.
  • Letterbox security.
  • Installation of a key safe.
  • Professional security risk assessment.
  • Flammable waste removal.

Many retail site owners wish to enhance their defences and consider some of our other services to complement their existing protection.

  • Steel Security Doors and Screens – provide tamper-proof safety screening over doors, entrances, windows and display bays. These commercial-grade screens are designed to withstand heavy impacts, preventing arson, thefts and attempted vehicular intrusions.
  • Pest Control Services – many empty premises become infested with insects, birds or rodents that can erode the fabric of the retail site and cost a substantial amount to remove. Our pest control team works fast to remove pests and prevent them from returning.
  • Retail Security CCTV – surveillance is critical on high-value sites or where the risk of criminal activity is significant. Clearway offers a broad range of cameras, including short-term hire, with responses managed by our accredited NSI Gold Standard II Alarm Receiving Centre.
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