When it comes to building site security, there are a variety of ways you can keep things running smoothly on your site. It’s vital to keep your staff and visitors alike safe while working on your construction site or project, and this can be done through these simple steps.
1 Kerb ramps
Whether you are carrying out work on pavements or roads, or need to give driven construction equipment access to your site, kerb ramps are a fantastic way to increase safety on your site. They provide essential access to your site for construction vehicles as well as keeping any pedestrians safe whilst walking through your site.
2 Use signage
The best way to increase safety is to make people aware of what’s going on on your building or construction site. Use signage to indicate danger areas or schedules for construction times. This way, you are informing people of the risks on your site, and providing them with the right information to keep themselves safe.
When it comes to particular areas of your site that need special attention or safety procedures, signage can act as a great warning system to remind any personnel or visitors of any dangers or things to be cautious about. It’s worth noting that having good signage needs to have a good health and safety policy in place first too.
The equipment that you use on a construction site can be extremely valuable and therefore highly desirable for thieves. Keeping your site safe out of hours is just as important as maintaining security while work is being done too. Installing CCTV surveillance cameras is a crucial step that allows you to monitor who comes onto your site (and tries to gain entry to it) as well as providing a much-needed deterrent for any would-be thieves. In the event that anything happens on your site, having CCTV installed will provide ample evidence for a case or even insurance claim.
4 Establish policies
Establishing good security policies is crucial to keeping your building site safe. As well as being aware of dangers and risks, the company has a responsibility to create and implement policies that are dedicated to keeping everyone on the site safe.
This can include carrying out risk assessments and publishing them for your staff to see and implement. In addition to this, monitoring the personnel allowed onto your site is crucial. This can be done by keeping records of who enters and exits the site using a sign-in book. You must ensure that your policies are aligned with industry health and safety policies.
5 Secure the perimeter of the site
You should keep the perimeter of the building site safe through various security measures that mean your site is kept secure both in and out of hours. This can come in the form of secure locks in and around your site, to even hiring security personnel to man your building site. Depending on how high risk or high profile your construction project is, you can choose which level of security you’re in need of.