Properly securing your construction site helps satisfy the top workplace priorities of safety, security, and theft prevention. The good news is that it is relatively simple and inexpensive to do so, your minimal investment of time and money delivers significant returns.
Theft and vandalism of construction sites cost builders more than $1 billion every year, according to industry estimates, so it is essential to make sure your site is as secure as possible. Following are five strategies that, when employed, can help make a significant difference in your site security efforts:
1. Portable Fencing
Renting a portable fence to install around the perimeter of your construction site protects it from theft and from those who would trespass to do damage to the site or the equipment on it. It’s quick and easy to install, can be installed in virtually any configuration, and costs less than permanent fencing. Portable fencing can also be used to protect your staff and visitors from entering areas of your site that may be dangerous. Temporary portable fencing panels are available from Honey Bucket in a standard 10′ x 6′ size, are secured with a clamp, and come with a T-stand for stability.
2. Lock Restrooms
In order to reduce the risk of vandalism of your portable restroom rentals, we suggest you use locks to secure them after hours. When you rent portable restrooms from Honey Bucket, we provide you with locks for them upon request.
3. Use Lighting
It is essential that you make certain that your construction site is well-lit to discourage theft, trespassing, and vandalism after hours.
4. Properly Store Equipment
At the end of each day, make certain that your staff is placing all equipment in a secured storage area. Take inventory at the start and end of each workday to make sure all of the equipment and tools are accounted for.
5. Keep Tools and Supplies Organized
Make sure that your staff is consistently storing tools and supplies so that keeping track of them is made as simple as possible. When these assets are stored in a haphazard manner, it is difficult to assess if theft is occurring.
Because construction sites are common targets for theft, it is important to make every effort to prevent theft and vandalism. These simple guidelines can make a world of difference when everyone on the team works together. Call Honey Bucket at (800) 444-2371 today to discuss ways we can help keep your job site secure.