Construction Site Security Guards
Why Have Security Guards?
Construction sites are regarded as an easy target for opportunistic thieves, with many contractors and vehicles entering each daily as well as being completely vacated at night. Many construction sites suffer theft, yet security is often considered a ‘luxury’ (or an unnecessary evil!). However, well-managed uniformed security is effectively cost-neutral, with savings made in the prevention of lost plant, materials and frustrating downtime. It may also be an insurance requirement.
Vetted, Licensed, Experienced
With the risk mitigation being paramount, we start by vetting our officers to BS 7858 to confirm at least 5 years unblemished history, with each being DBS checked and of course, SIA licensed and highly experienced. Where stipulated, officers holding CSCS cards can be deployed. In addition, officers arrive prepared with full PPE, including hard hat, hi-vis clothing and safety boots. Being CHAS accredited, Secure Site UK naturally takes site health and safety seriously, in order to protect all parties.
Properly Managed Assignments
Before commencing, detailed assignment instructions and site-specific risk assessments are completed by one of our guarding supervisors to ensure the guards’ duties exactly meet site requirements. This starts with reporting directly to the site manager upon arrival to receive a briefing, and where, possible a site tour, with relevant risks noted and responsibility for keys accepted.
With site patrol intervals agreed, officers check perimeter and gate security, plant, materials with any damage, potential issues or incidents time-stamped in the site log book.
Properly Supervised Officers
Officer supervision is key to a successfully managed site and it’s what we believe sets Secure Site’s guarding apart from others, with regular, unannounced supervisory site visits to check guard performance and welfare. We believe there’s potential for every officer to be a real asset to the site management team, with a well-managed officer dedicated to the role.
NASDU-Certified Dog Handlers
In addition, Secure Site UK’s security dog handlers provide an unrivalled visual and psychological deterrent as well as physical obstruction to those ignoring polite notices or intent on committing criminal activity.
3 Guards or 1 Dog?
The cost-effectiveness a security dog is often overlooked, since a highly trained and experienced canine unit with heightened senses of smell and hearing can efficiently protect a site otherwise requiring 3 static officers.
Anywhere in the UK in 3 Hours
To meet emergency requirements, Secure Site UK also has the capability and flexibility to install licensed security officers and dog handlers anywhere in the UK within 3 hours.
• Licensed guards and trained dog handlers.
• Professional and dependable teams.
• Any UK site covered within 3 hours.