Theft and vandalism of a construction site is a common occurrence. Stolen and damaged equipment can slow down a project and lead to further complications. It is because of this you need to take steps to secure your site. Here are some tips for securing your site.
Limit Access to the Site
One of the most important steps you can take to secure the construction site is to limit the access points around it. Temporary fencing can be placed around the entire site and only one access point allowed. By sticking with just one access point, you can monitor activity in and out of the site easier.
Choose the Right Fencing
It is not enough to just erect temporary fencing. You need to pick the right type. There are several types of fencing available, including wire mesh and chain link.
Chain link fencing offers some sense of permanency because the posts have to be secured in the ground with cement holders. It can take some time to set up the fence and this can take a day away from working on your project.
A wire mesh fence is a popular option because it is easier to set up than chain link fencing and is relatively cost-effective. It is also very secure because the meshing is tight and strong.
Work with a fencing contractor to determine the best type of fencing for your construction site.
Install Motion-Sensor Lights
Even if your construction site has lighting, it might not be enough to deter potential thieves and vandals. However, the addition of motion-sensor lights could be. The lights should be installed throughout your construction site, but especially in areas that are out of view from the most trafficked areas of the site.
Require Sign-Ins for Equipment
At the end of each day, ensure that all workers are returning equipment back to storage by having them sign off when storing it. Appoint someone to verify the equipment is in place and that the storage is properly locked.
As an added measure, you can have kill switches installed on your equipment. The switches can be triggered to disabled when an unauthorized person attempts to use it. Even if the equipment is stolen, the thieves cannot use it.
There are many other ways you can secure your construction site and equipment. Assess the site and determine what other measures you and your workers can put into place to safeguard your business. Check out a company like Statewide Rent-A-Fence to learn more about your options.