Running a construction site can be an incredibly difficult task. Not only do you have to allocate resources, watch over your workers AND make sure that the construction work is actually completed, but you have to protect your site from thieves, too.
Opportunists exist everywhere – unfortunately, they thrive on the misfortune of others. As a construction site will usually hold thousands of pounds’ worth of building materials, machinery, documentation along with any other assets, it’s a prime target for under-handed criminals.
Keeping your site safe and secure should always be a priority – here are just a few of the best ways to protect your livelihood, streamlining the entire construction process and helping you to make the most of your money.
Regularly review your stock and inventory
It can seem very daunting at first; you’ve likely got thousands of individual pieces of kit, from tools and hardware to individual materials. You absolutely need to be creating an inventory for every site that you manage – you also need to be regularly reviewing it.
If you’re not keeping track of your assets, it will be much easier for thieves to take something un-noticed. After all, there’s likely a LOT to keep track of, so ‘losing’ something might not be too much of a worry.
When you accurately track your inventory, you’re much more likely to notice when something goes missing, which will greatly increase the chance of your (or the site’s) possession’s being quickly returned.
Asset tags can serve a few purposes: they can make it easier to track or categorise your inventory, it can help to quickly allocate responsibility, but most importantly… it’s an effective deterrent to thieves.
If you give each of your assets an individual tag – preferably a visible one – then thieves will be put off of taking it. They know that marked goods will be much harder for them to sell, and a lot easier to track down.
If you don’t have time to mark every one of your assets, don’t worry – just focus on the biggest, most valuable ones that potential thieves will be drawn to.
Take on SIA security Guards
The biggest (and best) preventative measure that anyone can take to deter thieves is to hire professional, trained SIA security guards. Not only will site security guards deter would-be criminals; they will also help you craft a tailored security plan, working alongside you to create a safe, secure and protected work environment.
A good security guard team will do more than just a regular patrol; they’re trained to effectively deal with any trespassers, they can remotely monitor any area of your site AND they will have access to specialised equipment to streamline their own job.
Your security needs will vary based on your requirements, but don’t worry – here at Security Guards Bristol, we can work with you to craft a unique strategy, utilising both manned security guards and remote 24h security screening.
If you’d like to see just how we can help, give us a call on 0117 982 9979, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.