Editor’s note: In part one of this series last week, Jim Kollaer’s article ACT Now on Jobsite Security began as he explained the many areas of jobsite security which must be covered to protect the job, the workforce, and the owner’s interests. He introduced one way to remember three key jobsite security items: ACT. Access, Control and Technology are all important components of a secure construction site.
Access for the workers, equipment, and materials you need to build the project is key to the security of your jobsite and is the first step in your plan.
Workers – It is mandatory that you know who is on your jobsite whether on your crew or working for one of your subs at all times. It is critically important that you not let unsafe, drug or alcohol impaired or unqualified workers enter the site. It should go without saying that you do not let thieves on your site for any reason. Theft rings are becoming more brazen and sophisticated as the economy recovers. We have seen instances where gangs of thieves dressed in uniforms come on a jobsite, claim to be from the government, steal ID information, equipment and materials, and then leave without ever being confronted. Read more » about ACT Now on Jobsite Security, Part 2 of 4