Improve Workplace Awareness
While it’s easy to think that most construction workers are simply focused on the task at hand, they have a great sense of what belongs at the site and what doesn’t. Encourage all of your employees to keep an eye out for suspicious activity, individuals who don’t seem to belong there, or just odd occurrences. Create a system for them to report all of these aspects, and you’ll have a team that is keeping an eye on your site around the clock.
Clearly Mark All Of Your Materials And Equipment
Theft from construction sites is all too common these days. Marking all of your equipment and materials with your company logo, or even a unique color combination, can help to reduce the chance of them walking away. Criminals know that it’s hard to sell or pawn something if it’s been marked as someone else’s property in some way. They may also be unwilling to invest the time to remove or mask the markings. For major investment pieces, you may even put a unique marking in a hard-to-see space, so if it does go missing, you can include the location of the mark in your police report.
Establish A Security Perimeter
Many construction sites put up fences as a way to keep passersby out of the work site, but it can also be an effective part of your security measures. Creating limited entryways and exits allows you to keep track of the comings and goings of your workers and any visitors. Limit who has access to the locks to your perimeter fencing, and make sure to vet them with background checks before providing them a key.
Make Use Of Security Lighting
Sometimes the most effective security measures are the simplest. Good lighting can keep thieves away from your work site. Take the time to put up good illumination along the perimeter of your work site. Additionally, set up good lighting around your storage areas, the location of valuable machinery and materials, and even the employee parking lot.
Make Use Of Unarmed Security Services
While asking your employees to keep a vigilant eye out for suspicious activity goes a long way, employing unarmed officers to monitor your worksite throughout the day adds an effective layer of security to your site. They can check the IDs of those trying to enter the site, patrol the perimeter, and respond to any reports of suspect behavior.
If you’re in need of security services at your Newark worksite, contact Tactical Response Security immediately. After a security consultation, we can create a security protocol that works best for you and your construction site.