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  • Writer's pictureDavid Ryder

Securing Construction Sites

Ensuring that effective security is in place during the construction phase of a development can be challenging.

Aside from preventing loss, security at construction sites needs to achieve several objectives. These include:

  • Protection and the safety of workers and the public

  • Protection of the materials and the partly constructed building

  • Protection of machinery and tools

  • Protecting the reputation of those involved with the project

Delays to projects also need to be minimised and while the loss of equipment or damage to a site inevitably brings costs to replace and repair, any delays to projects can add up to significant costs in terms of contractual delays and the potential inability to meet project timescales. These cause obvious difficulties for both the builder and the property developer.

Security has a key role to play in dealing with such threats, both outside of normal construction hours by addressing the above and also during working hours, by controlling and recording access and the departure of vehicles, goods and workers. Access control plays a major part in controlling loss and in ensuring that everyone is accounted for at the beginning and end of the day.

Our officers are trained in security but also in health and safety awareness to identify, report and take action where needed to help keep workers safe and decrease the potential for injury and developer liability. We also train our staff to render first aid which is an important added value element in operating construction sites.

Our security strategy in providing security for such sites is to deter, prevent, delay, detect and intervene where security threats arise.

If you want to know more about our services for the construction sector please contact us on 649 333 6577 or via our website or email us on

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