Whether you’re in the niche of the construction industry or you own a quaint little bakery, your business requires security measures to be implemented for the sake of your investment. Think about how hard you have worked to make your business what it is today. How would you feel if vandals or thieves took all of that away from you?
Regardless if your company is located in a highly-populated urban setting or in a remote desolate location, anything can happen. Did you know that the more remotely located you are the bigger of a target you become? Some vandals scope out sites that are set apart from the city as they have less of a chance of being caught.
You might be wondering what it will be like to hire a security agent to watch over your construction site or small business. The answer is simple, it’s all based upon your needs. When interviewing agencies, be specific about the demands of your company and the issues you feel you’re facing or issues that could arise.
It’s no secret that high-profile companies, such as those in the construction industry, house large pieces of equipment that are expensive. You also may have numerous pieces of metal stored on-site that illegal scrap merchants will love to get their hands on. When these materials are left unsecured, they can be stolen or vandalized, costing you both time and money to replace.
Consider hiring a security guard or guards to look after your property. You might only need guards during the night hours when you are not there, or around the clock supervision. The choice is completely yours. It is a good idea to look into the background of all potential hires to ensure they are upstanding citizens who have the same high standards that you do.
Take the time to devise a protocol plan detailing your expectation both before a shift begins, during, and when it ends. This will help you detail to your security staff what your goals are and how you want things to be done. This is also a time to answer any questions and clear up any discrepancies. Doing this allows your security team to all be on the same page.
Each piece of equipment should be checked for damages at the beginning and end of each shift. Have your crime inspectors keep a log of all findings and remind them to report any issues to you or your management team instantly. This is a great practice for any business to deploy regardless if there is heavy-duty equipment on the premises or minor appliances.
Construction companies have so much to lose if they fall prey to break-ins. Think about everything of value within your site. If any of your tools were stolen or compromised, this not only causes you frustration but it can also cost you your clients. How can you complete a job without your equipment? You can’t. Security monitoring can prevent this from happening.
Consider hiring an agency that employs SIA certified security guards. Experience and training go hand-in-hand on the crime prevention industry. You want to know that when you go home at the end of the day, your property is never compromised and is being secured by the best of the best.
Know that if you have overnight workers on-site at your company that their safety is uncertain without proper security measures put in place. Put your mind and your employee’s minds at ease and secure a safe work environment through the implementation of highly skilled security personnel. You’ll be glad that you did.
IGS Security Services specializes in providing security guards for construction sites in and around London. All of our male and female employees have undergone extensive background checks, are first aid trained, CPR certified, and have learned the principles of fire safety and containment, to the best of their abilities