Absolutely everyone within the construction site industry knows that construction site security is one of the biggest headaches of the job. A whopping £1 million worth of materials and equipment are stolen each and every week here in the UK with less than £100,000’s worth being recovered by the police. With such high value machinery located on each site in any one 24 hour period, companies that haven’t paid enough attention to their construction site safety may find themselves subject to very unwanted attention, especially at this time of year when thieves and vandals search sites closed for Christmas and New Year.
Ensuring your construction site has a comprehensive security plan in place is one of the best, most effective things you can do to ensure your assets are safe. Whether it’s choosing up to date alarms or using a security firm, construction sites will be able to run and close, safe in the knowledge that everything is in good hands. For more help on the matter, here’s a best-practice guide to help increase construction site security and help minimise theft, arson or even deliberate vandalism.
- A key step within construction site security is to employ an experienced security team to guard your site 24/7. This ensures your site has the maximum amount of security in attendance at all times.
- You can also employ patrol offices to carefully monitor your site. A watchman style monitoring service is the perfect way to deal with a variety of security issues. Monitored officers like this have to touch small tags placed around their patrol at strategic points. If the patrol officer fails to do so, the guard is then contacted and sent to look for them.
- Try your best to create close relationships with your local police officers in order to seek advice on site-specific security risks. You may also find it easier to seek help if things do go missing.
- Ensure all equipment in your ownership is marked and identifiable. This will help police to recover as much machinery as possible, should anything go missing. It also makes it quite off putting to thieves in the first place. Whether it’s using corporate colours or simply marking objects in invisible ink; ensuring all equipment is identifiable is an absolute must.
An absence of real, effective security measures on your construction site will lead to huge costs associated with having to deal with civil claims as well as a dent to your reputation. It may even surprise you to learn that stolen items are usually ready to be taken out of the country within a matter of hours. It’s therefore rather easy to see why so little stolen equipment ever gets recovered. Ensuring security on your construction site is indeed challenging and not something to take lightly. Carried out correctly however and you’ll reap the rewards for a number of years to come. Here at euroloo Portable Toilet Hire, we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have when it comes to your construction site. Got a question? Then contact us today.