The Importance of Security on a Construction Site

Construction sites are often vulnerable to crime and therefore security on site is an essential measure. A site that is a victim of vandalism or theft can experience delayed projects, increased costs and unhappy clients so it is important for companies to effectively protect themselves and their staff.

As many as 21% of construction sites are affected by theft on a weekly basis. This figure reinforces the importance of site security and performing a comprehensive risk assessment to achieve the safe levels of security. 


Theft and Vandalism


Construction machinery and equipment is often of high value which can attract the attention of thieves. Once workers have gone home for the night, thieves can be enticed by materials, tools and even fuel. To prevent these attacks comprehensive security measures must be in place. 




Employers have a duty to keep their site and their employees safe. This is extremely important in the construction industry as the fatal injury rate is four times higher than other industries. 




Landowners have a duty of care to trespassers on construction sites and therefore having sufficient security is essential to help prevent potential injury. The costs incurred if this happens can be substantial. 


Efficiency and Productivity


Threats that have been discussed above can cause a lack of organisation and delay projects. This means that an unprotected site can have slow productivity and a reduced overall efficiency. 


Construction Site Security Methods


  • Access control
  • CCTV monitoring
  • Security guards
  • Secure storage
  • Floodlighting


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