Basic Site Security Tips
The security of any job site is largely dependent upon supervisory personnel. While the laborers and trades people
work, the supervisor is in a unique position to catch anything that seems awry, suspicious or nefarious.
Ensuring the security of your job site requires that you put a bit of effort into investigating the backgrounds of key personnel
and that you have a keen eye for trouble. This starts with making sure that your employees and security personnel are
Tip 1: Background Checks
Background checks should be run on all of your supervisory and high-level employees, as well as on those with access to cash or other valuables.
Tip 2: Security Personnel
A professional security organization should be willing, able and happy to share with you any
information you request about their employee’s backgrounds and qualifications.
Tip 3: Warnings
Make sure that there is signage on site that lets potential thieves know that they will be prosecuted and that the site is monitored by professionals.
Tip 4: Don’t Invite Trouble
Remember not to leave your most valuable equipment lying around the worksite unattended. Sneak thieves work fast!
Tip 5: Get Employees Involved
Let employees know that any suspicious activity should be reported immediately. This includes unauthorized vehicles and personnel on the worksite.
Tip 6: Watchful Eyes
Remind employees that any suspicious vehicles should have their tags taken down and to remember what any suspicious people looked like and what they were wearing.
Tip 7: Bad Neighborhoods
Gang activity can be easy to spot. Watch out for groups of young men hanging around on the streets, criminal activity including fighting, dealing contraband and police activity. All can be signs of a
Tip 8: Access Control
Gates should be open and closed as needed. Open gates are invitations to unwanted guests
Tip 9: Networking
Let the local police patrols know you’re there and keep up good relations with them.
Tip 10: Scheduling
Stagger your shifts so that there is no unsupervised crew on site. Schedule cleaning for nighttime hours.
Tip 11: Incentivize your Security Program
It’s important to make it worth your employee’s while to participate in your security program. You can add incentives to motivate employees to follow standards.
Tip 12: Anonymity
Make sure that there’s a way for employees to tip management off about crime without revealing their identities. Thieves and other criminals know how to exploit personal loyalties between
Tip 13: Help the Staff
Give your staff information and training about their own security. Make sure they know not to leave their personal items or bags lying around unattended.
Tip 14: Don’t be Accommodating to Crime
Any criminal act should be reported. If it’s not, any other criminals that find out about it are sure to target your site.
Tip 15: Cash
If you handle cash at the site, deposit it at the end of the business day and don’t deal with any cash after hours.
Tip 16: Personal Space
Do not require employees to share lockers. This sets up a situation where problems are sure to follow.
Tip 17: Escorts
After hours, make sure there are security personnel to escort employees to their cars. Numbers are the most intimidating things to thieves.
Tip 18: Community Engagement
Get to know neighboring businesses and the owners of residences. They’ll be much more likely to report suspicious activity at your site.
Tip 19: No Free Access
Anyone who visits your site should have to go through an employee. You may call them greeters if you wish, but they should serve as screeners, in reality.
Tip 20: Inventory
Videotape or photograph all inventory at the site. Log it into a database. This makes it much easier to reclaim stolen goods and to prosecute thieves.
Tip 21: Flash
If one of your employees suddenly seems very wealthy, take that as a sign that something may be amiss. Check your books, your inventory and keep an eye on them.
Tip 22: If you Suspect Something
Don’t be afraid to set up a sting operation if you have to. Sometimes this is the best way to catch a thief. You can also set up a honey pot to catch embezzlers.
By using your resources intelligently, making sure your employees are involved in the security process and keeping in touch with local law enforcement, you can vastly reduce your chances of
One of the most important aspects of this endeavor is that your employees understand that the security is for their benefit and it’s not because they’re assumed to be thieves from the start. By
involving them and by giving them proper training, you set up a situation where they understand that your company’s security efforts are designed to benefit everyone instead of being in place
because your company suspects everyone.
Hiring security patrols is the next step. Security patrols are not just nighttime services. A good security guard with a well-trained dog lets people know that you’re serious about protecting your
site. It also gives employees a sense of security, especially when they’re walking to their vehicles at night or when they suspect that there may be something amiss on the site.
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