Construction site security checklist

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Construction site security checklist
Preparing a checklist for construction security could save lives, money and prevent crime. (Hard working construction worker at a construction scene. image by Andy Dean from

Preparing a construction site security checklist helps reduce risks for those who work there. Construction site risks can involve theft, vandalism and personal injury. As a construction manager, a checklist helps keep employees and visitors safer, while limiting construction insurance claims. The checklist can range from designing a plan to visiting the site at night.

Construction Loss-Reduction Plan

Develop a construction loss-reduction plan, ranging from who handles security to security methods. The plan helps keep employees and construction property safe. According to "Construction Business Owner" magazine, two types of security methods involve employee badges and sign-in sheets for visitors. Each employee should have a badge. Explain the importance of visitor sign-ins to the construction site receptionist. Review the construction loss-reduction plan with your security manager.

Construction Security Fence

Use a temporary construction security fence to protect the work site. The security fence can help keep the construction crew safer, since it is harder to trespass. Contact different fence companies to ask about types of fences and costs. The fence company should have experience working with temporary construction fences, otherwise you risk a poorly constructed construction fence. According to, an online media and e-commerce company, it is best to purchase a high fence. Place signs against trespassing on the fence.

Construction Equipment and Tools

Reduce the theft of different types of construction equipment and tools ranging from hammers to power tools. Replacing your equipment and tools can become costly, even with insurance. Your insurance claim can take weeks to process, leaving you without proper equipment. Construction Magnet, an online resource for construction professionals, suggests placing all heavy construction equipment in one location and using security locks. Decide on a secure storage area. Tell your staff about the policy for reducing theft, especially before a holiday weekend.

Construction Site Night Visits

Visit the construction site at night to experience what a trespasser experiences when visiting your work site. Start opening doors, windows or secure areas. If you can open a secure area easily, so can a trespasser. Notice how dark the construction site appears and the location of expensive construction equipment. Meet with your security manager. Explain the experience and together determine ways, such as deadbolt locks, to keep your construction site safer.

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