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Everything You Need to Know About Construction Site Security

Posted by Steve Mansell on Mar 15, 2019

Get Our Complete Guide to Construction Best Practices: Site Safety and Security Solutions That Work

The construction industry builds the homes we live in, the offices we work in, and the roads we drive on. Unfortunately, the industry faces challenges on several fronts. Read more when you download Construction Best Practices: Site Safety and Security Solutions That Work.

The Biggest Problems for Construction Sites

The National Equipment Register reports equipment theft costs vary between $300 million to $1 billion. This estimate does not even include theft of tools or building material, or damage to premises or equipment during theft. It also does not include worker injuries. Only 25 percent of the stolen equipment is recovered. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s 2016 Report, Florida ranked as the third highest in the nation for equipment thefts. Miami, Tampa and Orlando were listed as three of the top ten cities in the nation for theft occurrences, which heavily contributed to Florida’s notoriety. A total of 763 pieces of equipment, including mowers, tractors, trucks, etc. were reported stolen in Florida in 2016, while a total of 150 pieces of equipment were recovered. It is estimated that approximately 70% of equipment recovered by the police was stolen somewhere else.

Construction site challenges include:

  • Theft and vandalism
  • Safety
  • Liability
  • Efficiency and productivity

Construction thefts cost more than the price of replacing the equipment. It leads to project delays, which in turn, leads to higher expenses.

As to safety, the leading cause of construction site injuries are slips, trips, and falls. Together, these make up almost 50 percent of accidents in the U.S. in 2015 and 18 percent in Canada in 2016.

Solving Construction Site Security Challenges

Fortunately, construction companies can take proactive steps to maximize security and safety. Every construction site is unique. One solution does not fit all.

This comprehensive guide of construction security delves into these challenges and shares a variety of solutions. It covers the current and forecasted trends in the construction security industry and explores some of the latest options available for those seeking security solutions. You’ll learn about recommended industry best practices that help ensure construction environments are reliable, secure and manageable.

Download the construction site security best practices to move a step closer to implementing the best construction site security solution for your company.