Recently, there has been an increase in the number of incidents reported at construction sites. Security measures are not only expected, but essential for the protection of any construction site as they are not only prone to crimes like thefts and vandalism, but can also be easy targets for terrorists.

6 Tips for protecting your construction site

Here are some tips to protect your construction site:

Mark your equipment –

To prevent theft of your equipment and machinery, you should inscribe the name of your company or its logo into every bucket and shovel. You could also use paint or UV markers for the job, but paint can be washed off with chemicals and UV markers are not visible to the naked eye and thus are not as effective a deterrent.

Report any missing equipment to the manufacturer –

Almost all big manufacturers keep a record of the equipments they sell. You can ring them up and they will keep an eye out for it in case someone brings it in for repairs.

Bolt it down –

Generators and lighting are easily susceptible to theft. You should bolt them down to the ground using steel plates and locks so no one can just tow them away.

Provide ample lighting –

Use bright white lights to cover your construction site. They provide for a good quality color differentiation to identify faces and number plates easily. Also make sure that they don’t blind-sight the observers.

Restrict visitor access –

Your site will involve frequent visits from contractors and laborers. You should thus restrict access to whoever visits your site by following a proper gate security procedure.

Use security patrols –

In addition to following the above tips, you should also hire a responsible security guard company such as us to provide for active patrolling of your site. Believe it or not, some insurance companies don’t pay for the entire cost of replacing your equipments in case of an accident. Having human security guards patrol your site can really save you a lot of trouble!

For more tips on Construction Site Security, you can download Construction Site Security by Michael J. Arata from Google Books.

To book a free Site Risk Assessment of your construction security site, call us on 020 3288 0000/0011 or email

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