Why you need to commit to construction site security

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Limiting access to your construction site is essential.

You’ll have heard the horror stories, and you’ll know that your construction site can be unbearably tempting to young children and to teenagers that want somewhere ‘cool’ to hang out. An unmanned construction site could be a secret den, an amazing skate park or a place to drink away from the watchful eyes of parents. Of course, it’s not an ideal situation, but it frequently happens, which can occasionally lead to tragedy.

Construction sites are also a temptation to criminals, who’ll know the value of any tools or pieces of equipment that you leave when your staff aren’t around. That scrap metal that you’ve left in a pile is an income source to a resourceful passer-by.

Many of the security issues on a construction site are not when your workers are busy. The risks happen when they’re at home having dinner and when your site is left completely unattended. CCTV is an important consideration, as is strong perimeter fencing.

When to set up your security fencing

Your security fencing should be there before you start work. Set it up in advance so that locals know what to expect and can see that the site is secured. This gives people time to get used to the fences and gives them and teenagers a bit of time to test their security. It’s good for them to get it out of their system!

Your mesh fencing should be there throughout your construction project. It should remain up for a short while after your workers have left the site. This gives you time to make sure that absolutely everything is safe.

Managing construction site crime risks

The security of your construction site is increased just by the presence of strong perimeter fencing. It’s a deterrent.

If it’s needed, your security fencing should be able to protect your site from the general public. If they can find a way in, they will. You must speak to the professionals here at Zaun for a tailored security fencing solution. Minimise the risk of trespassing by ensuring that your security fencing has been designed just for your construction site.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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