Why Construction Site Security is Important for Health and Safety
31/01/2018 in Security
When undergoing any construction project, no matter how big or small, the health and safety of your staff and the general public should be up there as one of your key priorities.
The construction industry, in particular, is prone to hazardous situations, which means that site owners should take extra precautions to prevent accidents from happening. One of the easiest ways to do so is by investing in site security solutions.
Managing site access
The law holds that business must be carried out without putting members of the public at risk, which means that it is your responsibility to ensure that your construction site is safe for the community.
Every year in the UK, a handful of children die as a result of gaining unauthorised access to construction sites. Implementing high-quality site security measures will greatly reduce the chances of such tragedies from taking place. By hiring SIA accredited guards and installing CCTV cameras and access control systems you will prevent unauthorised site access and therefore won’t be putting your business in jeopardy from lawsuits and compensation claims.
Most construction sites will contain fire hazards, particularly where demolition, reconstruction or refurbishment is taking place. By fully equipping your site with site-wide fire alarms, you will be taking vital steps to protect staff and expensive equipment from devastating damage. Millennium Security offers state-of-the-art wireless fire alarms which detect both heat and smoke and can be monitored 24/7 for total peace of mind.
Moreover, ensuring that there is working CCTV security cameras and the presence of manned security guards can also help to deter any would-be arsonists from purposely starting fires on site.
Your employees are your greatest asset, which is why protecting them from danger is absolutely vital. Installing CCTV on site will allow for daily and nightly monitoring of activities and will, therefore, help in identifying and addressing any potential threats to worker health and safety.
If a potential hazard is observed on the live footage, the person monitoring can quickly alert the necessary people before an accident takes place, ensuring a safe working environment at all times.