Establish a Security Culture
Establishing a site culture that embraces security is the least expensive but perhaps most difficult step. But it can also be the most effective.
In any security system, human beings are often the weak link. They may give out unauthorized information, or they may simply fail to speak out if they see something out of the ordinary. In some cases, security failures are an inside job.
You can maintain a security culture in three ways:
- Training employees on security risks and measures
- Insisting contractors follow your security procedures
- Periodically testing your security measures to reduce the risk of a breach
The NICB’s report found that the months with the highest volume of theft were also the months of peak construction periods. These periods are attractive for thieves and ideal for more construction activity because of better weather and longer days. Prepare your team to expect more robbery attempts during this time.
As activity increases on a construction site, the exposure to risk increases as well. When a lot of people are moving around on a construction site that’s loaded with a lot of equipment, it’s more likely a theft would go unnoticed for a longer period of time. Keeping accurate, timely inventory will increase your chances of recovering stolen equipment.