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0 Comments | Oct 05, 2018

5 Tips to Stop Construction Site Trespassing

Construction Site Safety Signs

Construction sites attract trespassers for several reasons. Maybe they are thrill seekers attempting to explore the area or perhaps they’re there to steal tools, equipment, and materials. No matter the reason, having trespassers can be problematic for companies. However, there are ways you can combat this problem. Here are five tips to help keep your construction site secure.

Post Keep Out Signs

It’s an understatement to say that construction sites are dangerous. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 1 in 5 worker deaths occur on construction sites. Now imagine how dangerous they are for trespassers that may be there at night and not know the ins and outs of the site. By posting a Construction Area Keep Out sign, you are warning would be criminals that they are entering a dangerous area while also notifying them they shouldn’t be there.

Use Proper Lighting

If signs don’t discourage determined criminals, perhaps having a well-lit construction site will. Lights should illuminate various access points, trailers, storage areas, and any other section that may attract trespassers.

Having lights on your site serves dual purposes. Firstly, it makes trespassers easier to spot. Secondly, criminals may believe that lights indicate workers are still on-site. Both of which could deter people from entering the area.

Install Cameras and Alarms

Like signs and lights, highly visible security cameras act as a strong deterrent to would-be trespassers. By recording continuous video or taking time-lapse photos at scheduled intervals, you can help protect your site. When coupled with lights, trespassers will be easily recorded and you’ll yield a higher chance of catching them.

Alarms are also a great way of keeping your construction site secure. There are two different options: a loud alarm and a silent alarm. A loud alarm may scare criminals away before they can do damage or steal anything. Plus, the noise will alert anyone nearby. The silent alarm, meanwhile, is designed to contact the police directly without intruders knowing.

Properly Store Equipment

When workers are away from the site, you should keep tools and equipment locked up and secure. Use a storage shed or container to keep items safe and out-of-sight. By storing equipment in a locked container, you’re making it even more difficult for criminals to steal from your site.

Mount Adequate Fencing

Building a fence around the perimeter of your site will help deter criminals and keep your site secure. Scaling a fence takes time; during which your security cameras can pick up intruders. Not only does it prevent criminals from entering the site, but it also prevents them from removing equipment. If it’s difficult to climb the fence in the first place, it will be even more difficult to do so with stolen equipment in their hands. Additionally, by properly fencing the area, you’ll have a place to display various Construction Site Signs.

By utilizing these five tips, you’ll help increase the security of your site. With increased security, you can rest easy knowing your valuables remain untouched and the property isn’t damaged.

 

 

Source:

https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html