How to Secure a Construction Site
Construction sites are common targets for vandalism and theft, so it’s important to take proper measures to secure the site when no one is around. Securing a site can be done through the usage of cameras, but worker behavior on-site should be adjusted as well. Especially when sensitive or hazardous materials are involved with your project. Observe these important tips to help secure your site.
Monitor Around the Clock
A good construction claims expert looks at all possible avenues for theft, not just the obvious places. Monitoring through cameras, and through the usage of employee time sheets, helps give you a better idea of what goes on where you’re not looking. Theft isn’t just limited to supplies. Employee time fraud is a problem too, but you can catch these behaviors if you learn to recognize the patterns of your workers. You may also find a security guard patrolling the area of benefit, and might be able to split those costs with your client.
Control Who has Access
Along with time cards, it’s a good idea to require some form of signing into the site. This helps you monitor who has passed in and out when personnel were around, which helps to minimize the risk of unauthorized personnel wandering on-site. Restricted access also protects construction materials that may be targets for theft.
Construction mediation is one method of eliminating risk after the fact. Before losses are found, take proper measures to lock your site down and reduce the risk of theft and vandalism.
:: Lyle Charles is a construction claims expert with experience filing and processing construction claims. Ask for Lyle Charles Consulting if you need construction mediation services.