Make your construction site a safe one with these tips!
With all of the expensive mobile equipment, tools, and materials left unattended once the workers leave, construction sites appeal to thieves and vandals. Thefts are common between November and March, and your high-end equipment could easily be targeted and stolen in the depth of night. From backhoes, skid steers, copper wires, and towable equipment, it’s important to secure your construction site before leaving it unattended!
Use appropriate lighting
A well-lit construction site will help to discourage criminal activity. Lighting eliminates hiding places and raises the risk of discovery. If people know that they can easily be seen, they’ll likely be deterred.
What says ‘keep out’ more so than fencing? Perimeter fencing should enclose the job site, including storage areas and trailers. Barbed wire or fencing that triggers an alarm will add a layer of protection to the site security.
Put up signs that let people know that they’re being watched or warnings for would-be intruders. Vandals will likely turn away from a site that they know is being monitored.
Surveillance measure at job sites includes video recordings, a private security guard, or both – which can dramatically help to deter criminal activity! If an act of vandalism or theft were to occur, having surveillance in place can help with identification and recovery.
This may sound like an obvious one, but keep keys locked away, never leave appliances on, or materials unsecured. Contractors or mobile equipment owners may also want to install tracking devices on machinery to locate any stolen equipment.
Talk to the professionals at Nahai Insurance to get set up with the necessary insurance for your construction project. Visit us today to get started on securing a policy to suit your needs, project, and budget.