Safety and security on a construction site is a very important issue and it is a major problem for site managers all across the country. There is a need for high quality systems for the protection of your construction site, but most security solutions only focus on out-of-hours coverage.
It is crucial for a site manager to implement a quick and reliable solution so that they can control health and safety of employees and the general public. This system must be able to prevent any unauthorized entry as well as controlling authorized entrants both in and out of business hours. The system must be able to do this while maintaining control over costs.
The answer to these security needs is a system that has been developed by Tag Systems. First CCTV will be installed, which will act as a deterrent and will keep eyes on your property day and night. It will also create recordings of everything that is happening on your site 24/7, which is very important even when your back is turned. Thieves, vandals and trespassers will strike in the off hours when your site is quiet, so make sure that they are being watched at all times, with CCTV you have records to review if something does occur when no one is around.
When the system is set up cameras are installed to monitor the compound, as well as the personnel entrance and the delivery vehicle entrances. Images from the cameras will be locally recorded to a DVR so that they can be viewed at your convenience. All of the images produced by the camera will be time and date stamped and watermarked, which makes them acceptable as evidence if a court case ever arises. These recorded images will also be displayed on a 19 inch colour screen within the office of the site manager. It is even possible to set up remote viewing, as the system is smart phone compatible.
In What Situations Does CCTV Benefit?
This type of security system benefits your business in a lot of ways. Here are some of the situations in which it might come in useful:
Someone is Hurt on your Site
If a worker or a member of the public is hurt on your site, it is very valuable to have CCTV footage of the incident. If they make a claim or go through with litigation against your company you will be able to use the footage as evidence in court, which can be invaluable. A security camera offers a reliable and unbiased account of the event, in order to clear up any debate over what actually happened.
Showing the Progress of Your Project
Is the head office asking how your construction project is going? When you have CCTV camera footage of the site you will be able to give them an updated view of what is completed so far. This can be a very convenient way to show your progress, you can even put together a slide show over time of the ongoing progress of the project.
Checking Against Billed Hours
If you want to check whether or not your sub-contractors are actually showing up on site for the hours that they are billing for, you can look at the CCTV footage and track their comings and goings. This way you will have absolute proof of when the workers are arriving and leaving the site, so that you can have the evidence in any billing disputes and you can carry out disciplinary measures on any contractors who are not arriving at work for the hours they are billing.
Confirming Safety Procedures Have Been Followed
Are your employees carrying out their work while following the correct safety procedures? Is the necessary personal protective equipment being worn? When you are watching what is happening on the site with CCTV, you will be able to check up on your workers and make sure they are carrying out their job safely. This is crucial for their health, as well as for the prevention of loss and downtime within the company.
These are just a few of the many possible situations wherein closed circuit television can give you the information that you need to know about your construction site. From preventing unauthorized entry to ensuring the health and safety compliance of your employees, this technology can be very useful. To find out more about the high-quality custom-designed security systems that Tag Systems have to offer, feel free to contact them at any time.