Importance of a security fence on a construction site


Theft of equipment and construction material is increasingly becoming an issue of concern for contractors. Construction material is usually left in plain sight where it is accessible to would-be criminals, and the lack of a national database to register all material compounds the problem.

The following are reasons why you should have security fencing on your construction site:

Legal reasons

You stand to be answerable if someone gets hurt on your site regardless of why they were there. Failing to secure a construction site is tantamount to neglect, and this counts as a crime. Having a fence around it, however, can save you from such unnecessary issues. If someone trespasses and gets injured, you can be assured that you are not responsible since you took the necessary measures to keep the site safe. Therefore, ensure that your site is fenced to avoid the legal complications that might result in case of accidents.

Safeguarding equipment

Construction equipment is quite valuable, and this makes it a target for criminals. Those who have the means of transporting it off the site can do so without the workers. Installing a fence around the site can safeguard your equipment and material from criminals and vandals.

Accidental intrusion

The public rarely considers the dangers that unfinished construction sites pose to them. In most cases, people wander onto a site unknowingly, maybe as they try to find a shortcut to their destinations. This makes them vulnerable to falling or sharp objects, which can result in injuries. If your site is in a populated area, you should always ensure it is fenced to keep the public safe.

Easy to work

A demarcated construction site keeps off people who might want to look as the workers go on with their work. It is not out of the ordinary to see curious individuals standing around a site to see how some of the machines operate. Without such distractions, constructors can do their job without being concerned about onlookers’ safety, making them more efficient and fast.

There is a myriad of reasons why every construction site should be fenced. However, failure to demarcate a site may have grave consequences, so every constructor should take the initiative to install a fence around a site.

Looking for fencing for a construction 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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