Every day employees are injured, property is damaged, and equipment is broken on construction sites. Sometimes, these incidents occur due to negligence, a lack of knowledge, or improper safety guidelines. While dangers and threats will never be 100% eliminated, there are several steps you can take to ensure that you’re protecting your employees, property, and equipment on construction sites.
Have A Security Plan
Having a security plan that is well developed and also specific to your construction site could be beneficial when working to protect your employees and property. This plan should give a detailed explanation about how to handle security emergencies such as violence or theft, and it should be taught to all employees prior to beginning work on the site. To ensure that safety protocols are followed, your ongoing security plan should also be reviewed routinely to ensure everyone on your site is aware of your security policies.
Placing warning signs throughout your construction site is a simple means of warning the general public and also your employees of dangers associated with certain places and equipment on your site. In addition, it is also important for all construction sites to have ‘no trespassing’ signs to prevent unwanted trespassing on the site.
Hire 24-Hour Security Guards
Believe it or not, security guards can play a critical role in protecting your construction site. If you have important equipment or technology that needs to be protected at all times, it may be in your best interest to equip your space with more security. If you hire a security guard, this person should be trained on how to use security monitoring systems and should also be equipped with communication devices to use in the event of an emergency. The communication devices can prove to be critical resources in case there is a need to notify police, site managers, or other emergency personnel.
Secure Your Equipment
One of the biggest mistakes many general contractors make on construction sites is they forget to secure their equipment especially when their equipment utilizes common keys. If you would like to decrease your chances of having your equipment stolen consider securing your equipment with a security code that only certain employees have access to.
Another way you can work to secure your equipment is through GPS tracking. GPS tracking can be used in a variety of ways but on a construction site it can be used to secure an entire fleet of construction vehicles that will help you track your assets with ease. If a vehicle or piece of important equipment is moved during hours that it should be out of use, or leaves the construction site without warning, an attached GPS tracker can provide you with information to make recovery possible.
Lights and Camera Surveillance
After-hours lighting should remain on through the night as it can help illuminate hidden areas and effectively deter thieves and vandals who may enter the construction site. Because so much revenue is lost annually on construction sites, due to external and employee theft, hidden cameras and security systems can also be useful tools for security. You can use site lighting combined with security cameras to get clear footage of the site at all times.
Hidden cameras that are designed to look like other objects on a construction site--like a bucket hidden camera--are great tools for covert surveillance. You may also select a B-Link Secure Cellular System which allows you to use a complete monitoring system, including remote monitoring, without requiring an internet connection.
Talk with the Experts
At BrickHouse Security, our team of experts is always available to help you make the best choices for your construction site security. If you have questions about which options may be best for you, we invite you to contact our team right away! We can walk you through your questions and concerns, give you helpful advice about what has worked for other experts in your field, and provide support to you throughout the process.