Protect Your Plant to Help Tackle This Rising Industry Crime : Top Tips
While your organisation likely practices a variety of health and Safety precautions to protect employees on-site,recent research emphasised the importance of protecting the actual construction plant (and its various equipment) as well. In fact,industry experts found that plant theft has risen by 55 per cent since 2013,with the average cost of stolen tools falling between £1000 and £5000. With this in mind ,it’s crucial now more than ever to ensure your construction plant has proper protection and robust security measures in place. Don’t become the next victim of stolen equipment and machinery. Consider this guidance to keep your plant secure and costs under control.
- Implement proper security systems – In order to prevent break-ins and detect intruders, install controlled entry and exit systems on-site, provide a security guard at all site entrances, utilise security cameras throughout the area and implement an alarm system.
- Protect your equipment – Make sure plant equipment is difficult to steal by keeping it securely locked and stored out of sight when not in use, making employees sign-in and sign-out when using equipment and marking equipment with unique identifiers (eg permanent colouring or distinct codes) or GPS trackers.
More than anything, you can ensure ultimate peace of mind against plant theft by purchasing proper cover. Contact Daulby Read Insurance Brokers today to discuss insurance solutions,such as plant and machine cover.