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Why You Need a Site Scaffold Alarm

When scaffolding is up on your building site, your equipment and your client’s possessions can be at risk from vandalism and theft. And if you don’t have a scaffold alarm installed, or the appropriate insurance providers haven’t been notified that scaffolding has been erected, policies can become null and void.

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It’s not just insurance that can be affected by not having an alarm on your scaffolding. When it’s up, anyone and everyone has access to floors, rooms and roofs which can have devastating effects. The theft of equipment and vandalism of property can be extremely costly, and cause hold ups on big projects that lead to downtime and loss of revenue. Naturally, this doesn’t just apply on building and renovation projects in city centre locations, but also in rural areas too.

Scaffolding can be a huge safety hazard, especially to youngsters looking for somewhere to explore. When none of your workers are on site, there’s no one to stop people clambering up the scaffolding boards ‘for fun’ and having a nasty accident. In these situations, an alarm system can be the deterrent you need to protect your site and potentially save lives.

At Suttie Site Services, we offer a range of scaffold alarms and will work with you to find the system best suited to your requirements. We have a wide range of beam and PIR sensors, lighting and CCTV systems that will allow you to deter, detect and record intruders.

Furthermore, all our equipment meets the most up to date regulations and uses sophisticated technology to make sure you, your tools and your site are suitably protected, with minimal risk of false activations.

To speak to us about how we can help protect your site with a low-cost scaffold alarm, please call 0844 241 5300. We don’t just offer very competitive rates, but a first-class service too.

How to Implement Construction Site Security

Construction sites are common targets for thieves because they often contain high-value tools and plant equipment which can be accessed more easily than you may think.

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If your construction site is unmanned or does not have sufficient security in place out of normal working hours, opportunist thieves could be allured by the quick profit they could make without being spotted. Even when workers are on site, not having the right security and access control in place could mean that anyone could wander in. This not only leaves you vulnerable to theft but also health and safety incidents which you may be liable for.

The threat of malicious damage or arson are also primary security concerns for construction sites, causing contractors and tradesmen to lose their valuable assets and in some cases a substantial amount of money.

In order to ensure that your construction site is fully secure and complies with industry health and safety regulations, it’s important to plan ahead and implement the most effective security measures. Here we have listed the key site security steps to properly secure your construction site and keep it safe for both workers and the public:

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For any more information about planning for security for your construction site, or to talk to us about our range of site security services, you can call us on 0844 241 5300 or use our quick contact form here.