Construction sites are a popular target for criminals due to expensive equipment often left on site and the fact that it’s rare workers are still working once daylight has faded. The good news is that there are plenty of effective security measures you can take to boost the security on your construction site.
1. Secure your perimeters
The first thing to consider is securing your perimeters with effective fencing. Whether that’s high mental fencing that’s temporary or a more permanent structure. A high and strong fence is the first step you should take, perhaps even before work takes place. The equipment that will be kept on-site and the overall investment and timescale can all be affected if someone breaks in and vandalises or steals. Reliable fencing such as concrete or timber hoarding with added anti-climb precautions or barbed wire around your perimeter is a great choice too.
2. Invest in a robust alarm system and an alarm response service
An effective alarm system is a must, no matter what industry you’re in. You may also want to opt for an alarm response service, whereby our security team is notified the moment your alarm is triggered. This dispatches fully trained and trustworthy security officers to your construction site within minutes. The allows crime to be tackled quickly, efficiently and by professionals who know how to detain individuals within the confines of the law and call the local authorities.
3. CCTV installation and monitoring
The next security measure to consider is CCTV security. Cameras – either ordinary CCTV or thermal imagery cameras - can be installed across the construction site, and the footage can also be used in court, making it a valuable tool at achieving justice should a crime take place.
4. Install clear signage demonstrating you’re security aware.
Displaying warning signs near entrances, exits and elsewhere around your construction site will act as a brilliant deterrent to crime. We can provide these signs for you that clearly display that you have a carter Solutions and Services security presence on-site, and this provides a clear message that you’re security-aware and proactive in preventing crime.
5. Install sensor lights
Installing motion-activated security lighting can help deter unwanted criminals too. These should be placed up high so they aren’t easily reachable, and they should be regularly checked to ensure it’s working properly.
For more information on how we can provide a quality security service at your construction site, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We are currently on the look-out for Security Officers, Gate House Officers, Mobile Patrol Officers and Manned Guard-Reception Officers - for full-time and part-time positions. If you could picture yourself as working for one of the leading security companies in the UK, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!
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