Protecting a construction site is imperative for all the lot of understandable reasons and a poorly protected construction site with expensive tools and equipment’s stored would mean a heaven on earth for thieves and other criminals. According to CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building), only in the UK the construction is losing around 400 million pounds per year as a result of equipment theft and on-site vandalism. On top of that, it undoubtedly is shocking that 92% of the participants in CIOB’s research replied that they are victims of construction site theft weekly, monthly or yearly.
Statistics on site vandalism clearly shows that action needs to be taken to avoid any form of vandalism. The good news is that there are certainly lot of strategies that can be implemented by site owners to protect their businesses.
3 ways of technique to protect construction site security
- Maintaining Up to date inventory
With bulk of expensive equipment’s and tools lose on the site, its rightly possible that the criminals may be taking advantage of it without even you realising it. to ensure exactly the whereabouts of all the materials, you should maintain and keep track of up to date inventory tools and material laying on your site.
- Clear Zone area around the parameter fence
It is always important to make the stealing as hard and time consuming as possible since thieves usually prefer to make it less risky and target site that are easy pickings.
By making a clear zone around your parameter fence can likely reduce the risk of stealing as it becomes more difficult. By maintaining fences, it becomes hard for thieves to cross the site in order to reach for your important belongingly and many would hesitate to even cross it after seeing the obstacles that needs to be pass through.
- Mark, stamp and paid equipment
By marking the equipment’s, it becomes difficult for any thieves to sell it to the market and since many of the site tools are of metal and it can be easily engraved. Engraving machines are relatively cheap although it can take substantial amount of time.
You may also want to consider painting your equipment’s with different colours’. This will further decrease the value of the tools without impacting their functionality and alert potential buyers that they are stolen. Spray paint is likely your best option here since it’s easy to use and relatively inexpensive