Jobsite security means having a plan in place to protect workers, the community, the equipment, and the jobsite itself. Maintaining a secure area for workers and visitors will create a safe environment to keep the project on track.

The following are three best practices to keep in mind when starting a new jobsite:

  1. Plan ahead: Every jobsite is going to be different so it’s important to create a plan ahead of time to identify potential vulnerabilities, assets that will need protection, the security measures for the jobsite and reporting protocols that include contact information for the local police and fire department.
  2. Control jobsite access: If possible, limit points of entries to the jobsites and have those monitored to control traffic and keep track of who is coming and going each day. All entries should have lockable gates when the jobsite is inactive.
  3. Monitor the jobsite: Communicate with local authorities for additional patrolling as needed.  For high-risk jobsites, hiring security guards to monitor and inspect the jobsite each day provides an extra level of protection. Installing cameras can help ensure there is evidence in case an incident does occur.

It’s crucial for a protection plan to be in place for equipment and materials. Creating an inventory of all items on-site ensures that it is easy to identify missing items. Once materials or equipment are no longer needed, remove them from the site to limit theft risk and stay organized.

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