Safely securing your building site to protect children

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There are few things quite so appealing to children as they aren’t allowed – from fizzy pop and sweets to places they aren’t allowed to play in. But, unfortunately, every year, children are hurt sneaking onto building sites to play with their pals. While it’s sometimes unavoidable, it’s your responsibility to do your best to keep safely secure your building site to keep the public safe.

As the tragic case of Barnsley boy Conley Thompson (who sadly passed away after slipping into a plastic pipe on a building site this summer) illustrates, it’s all too easy for kids to end up in serious trouble playing on a building site.

You can help reduce the risk of accidents occurring by keeping your site secure; the most effective way to keep kids off is to use high-security fencing – good perimeter fencing will be tough to climb and cut, so your site stays secure, and the local kids stay safe.

Maintaining it well is also key; task someone with doing a quick walk around the security fencing every day. Any damage can then be spotted and repaired quickly, and the site of the damage can be put under observation to ensure no one tries to use it to enter your building site.

Using perimeter intrusion devices to detect if the external perimeter is breached or tampered with is also helpful. CCTV with video analytics is also useful to enable you to keep an eye on proceedings on site remotely at any time of the day or night. It means that any reports of suspicious activity can quickly be verified, and the relevant authorities can be notified.

In the unlikely event that a child manages to enter the building site and parents decide to sue, these precautions can also provide valuable evidence in court that appropriate measures had been taken.

We offer services including the manufacture, design and installation of temporary building site security fencing and gates. Get in touch to find out how we can help to secure your site.

Do you need assistance in securing your building site? Contact Zaun today!

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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