Securing Tools On A Jobsite
When working on an active construction site, it’s vital that you secure your tools. You’ll often be using expensive equipment – the time and money that it takes to replace these items will slow down any project. Below, we explore how you can take steps to increase the security of your tools on the jobsite.
For a start, by boosting your security processes, you can lower the risk of your tools being stolen. You can achieve this by adding security cameras to your site to help you deter thieves and to alert staff if there’s suspicious activity going on. Alternatively, you could hire security staff to look after the site once work has finished for the day. Although the costs of extra security can mount up, they do help prevent the much greater cost of replacing expensive equipment.
You can also secure your tools by storing them effectively. By storing your tools in a tool chest on wheels, you can keep them safe from any accidents when they’re not in use. What’s more, by stowing them away you can avoid accidents where workers trip over tools or fall on them. As long as you have storage solutions, you simply need to train staff to use them routinely.
Tools can easily get damaged if they’re not used properly. Without the appropriate training, your staff might inadvertently damage their equipment. As such, you should take time to train staff whenever they’re using an unfamiliar tool. This begins with a working demonstration, before supervising inexperienced employees when they’re using new tools for the first time. Finally, you should also provide comprehensive safety training. By empowering your employees to keep themselves safe on the worksite, it should create a secure, professional working environment.
Limiting access is also central to a secure worksite. By ensuring that only credentialed employees are allowed on-site, you can run a more secure workplace. One way you can implement this is by setting up a sign-in sheet: this is where an employee has to sign in and out when gaining access to tools. As a result, you can prevent any trespassers from accessing your tools. Another way to limit access is by operating one entrance. By closing off all the other routes into your site, you can focus on one secure entrance with bolstered security.
Securing tools on the jobsite is essential. Your project can quickly run over budget if you’re constantly having to replace and upgrade your equipment. And by following the advice above, you should be all set to run an efficient, secure and safe workplace.