Construction sites are constantly threatened by theft, trespass, vandalism, and arson. Managed CCTV systems are the most effective way of shielding against these threats, but there are several steps to better site security. Below, WCCTV presents its 'Ultimate Site Security Checklist'.
Construction project managers have a diverse range of responsibilities, including being accountable for all risk management during the project.
Construction sites are a hazardous environment, one which the HSE ranks as the third most dangerous, so workforce safety is a significant risk that needs mitigating.
However, worker safety is not the only risk project managers need to consider. Construction sites contain many highly sought after materials and tools, many of which are easy to resell, making them a prime target for organised and opportunist theft.
To assist site managers, the security experts at WCCTV have created the Ultimate Site Security Checklist, a free download that helps close the gaps in your security processes.
Improving Construction Site Security
It has never been more important for construction business owners and project managers to invest in construction site security to protect valuable assets and workers.
The benefits of enhancing security across your sites include:
- Preventing the theft of expensive tools and construction equipment
- Protecting against project delays
- Mitigating vandalism and arson of site property
- Shielding your site from trespassing which can cause serious harm and loss of life
- Reducing onsite accidents and injuries that can result in litigation and legal claims
Identifying Security Threats
It would be best to appoint an individual (or team depending on project scale) to lead security operations.
Although everyone on your site is ultimately responsible for its security, having a designated lead is a critical first step in ensuring threats are spotted and responded to.
Business owners and managers must conduct a security risk assessment to implement all security recommendations effectively.
If you've never completed a security risk assessment before, WCCTV has created a free guide which you can download here: Top Tips for Construction Site Security.
The Ultimate Construction Site Security Checklist
To assist project managers of any experience level working on sites of any shape or size, WCCTV has complied its Ultimate Site Security Checklist.
It is available to download as a PDF to print and/or share among your team.