Every construction site is different and as such, every site requires different security measures. Security risks are not just related to the type of construction project, they are also related to the construction location, the number of people that have access to the construction site, and the amount of support for security among those present on the site. It is important to map out the weaknesses and effectively shield these.
How do I prevent theft and vandalism on the construction site?
Preventing theft and vandalism is a combination of three different factors: people, process, and technology. There are many technical resources available to help you bump up your security. But, if there is no support for this among contractors and subcontractors, and the use of security technology is not established in a process, then the security measures will have little effect. Therefore, it is essential that you take the proper actions in all regards.
How do I create support for security among my contractors?
Contractors and subcontractors will only actively get involved in security when they see what the added value is for them. Clearly communicate that delays to the project caused by theft or vandalism are a detriment to everyone. Plus, you should have everyone weigh in on how to best utilise the security measures. In this way, you not only make the best use of everyone’s experience and expertise, you also ensure that these people are more involved in the security of your construction site.
How do I establish a construction site security process?
Technical resources can only help to increase the security of your construction site when these are used correctly. Temporary fences are often installed incorrectly, which means that the security is not optimal.
This is why it is necessary to have someone present on the construction site whose work process includes that security aspect. A person who tours the site in the morning to check that everything is still in order, who regularly checks if the temporary fences are installed well, who makes sure that the detection measures are still working optimally, and who ensures that all security systems are on alert at the end of the working day.
What technical resources help to increase security?
There is a wide variety of resources available that you can utilise to increase the security of your construction site. Construction site security can be split up into two categories: security and deterrence. The following two chapters explain how you can achieve optimum security for your construction site using these two categories.