What makes construction site security so important

Construction site security should be taken seriously, and although each job will present its own unique situations and different risks, there are some basic practices that a construction business owner can implement in order to prevent the occurrences of major injuries or losses. Construction site security is one of the biggest concerns for those working among the construction industry, and theft and vandalism cost the industry billions of dollars every year. There are, however, many different types of protection that can be used to improve the security of construction job sites. While securing a construction site is something that should be done on a case-by-case basis depending on the needs of that specific construction site and the area in which it sits, many construction site owners can best secure their sites in a few of the following methods, such as:

 

  • By Using Locks and Fences

  • By Placing Warning Signs

 

The construction industry often finds quality work and at times can be lucrative for the business owner and its employees, however, the dangers inherent in the industry cannot be ignored, and it is up to construction business owners to do everything in their power to prevent and alleviate those dangers. Every year, tens of thousands of construction workers are injured on the job, and around 1,000 will die. While the majority of these injuries are caused by simple accidents, many others could have been prevented absent from the carelessness or negligence of someone else, as safety regulations are often ignored, and dangerous equipment remains unserviced. For these reasons, it is very important for construction site security to be up-to-date and for construction business owners to not take such security measures lightly. 

Locks and Fences

Construction site managers are not always as keen on using fences and locks to secure their site as they probably should be. Construction sites are often easy targets for theft or vandalism, and the use of fences and locks can potentially dismay these intruders from stealing expensive tools or destroying or defacing them. At the very least, site managers should be using fences and locks around important tools, and even more importantly, around any parts of the site which may present dangers to those unfamiliar with construction sites. In many states, construction site managers are responsible for the safety of every person on their property, including intruders, meaning that fences and locks can even prevent a site manager from becoming liable for injuring someone who should not have been on the site in the first place. 

Warning Signs

Clear warning signs can help prevent the aforementioned theft and vandalism that many sites are subject to, and reminding intruders about the penalties associated with theft and vandalism could keep them off of the construction site, as it makes them think twice about their impending decisions. Clear signs increase security and keep everyone safer while helping prevent thieves from stealing expensive construction hardware.