your construction site from the very real risk of arson, theft, vandalism and
safeguarding the wellbeing of your employees, as well as the general public
should be one of your top concerns. The consequences
of not having the appropriate construction
site security systems present on
your construction site can significantly increase your chances of a serious
injury, or in some cases a fatality occurring on your site.
In addition to accidents and injuries happening on site, fires can damage buildings and construction equipment and materials. Injuries can result in legal action being taken against you, and the theft of costly equipment is expensive and inconvenient to have to replace. Therefore, as well as having the right construction site security measures in place, such as a scaffolding alarm it’s also vital to have an up to date insurance policy too to cover you in the event of any of these happening on your site.
The construction industry in the UK still remains to be one of the most dangerous sectors of all. The latest statistics released by the HSE has revealed that 50 people working in construction lost their lives between April 2010 and March 2011- this is an increase of nine fatalities on the year before.
One of the most effective methods of managing your construction site security is by developing a thorough health and safety strategy which takes into consideration all the risks on-site. This strategy also needs to be reviewed on a regular basis so as not to overlook any areas.
Recent research carried out by the RISC Authority has shown that an alarming 40% of all fires which take place on construction sites are deliberate. Stats also indicate that there are on average 11 fires on construction sites everyday- collectively costing the industry an approximate figure of £400 million per annum. However, deliberately lit fires don’t just devastate material goods- they can also claim lives too. Around 90 lives are lost due to arson each year, and over 2,000 people are hurt as the result of these fires. Because of these worrying figures its imperative that construction site owners have an effective prevention strategy in place if they want to safeguard lives, property and equipment.
One suggested way to do this is to assign the responsibility of fire prevention, who has received the appropriate training. They will undertake assessments of the site on a regular basis, train all workers on site how to be vigilant in preventing fires and review the strategy at regular intervals.
When it comes to site security you’ll need to prioritise the weakest points on site first, such as the perimeter of the site and entrance and exit points. Installing a secure fencing around the edge of the site helps to deter thieves, vandals and arsonists, and electronic site security systems such as site CCTV and security lighting can further increase your security measures to keep unwanted visitors out.
If you want to find out more information on keeping your construction site safe please visit http://www.permanex-security.co.uk where you will be able to purchase various site security systems.
About us: A trusted company since 1989, the Permanex Group leads the way in construction security services, site security and scaffold alarms right across the United Kingdom.
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