Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. - Illinois Chapter
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Three Steps to Keeping Your Jobsite Safe

With the increase of destructive activities on member's jobsites, we'd like to remind our members to be hyper-vigilant when it comes to protecting your jobsites, equipment, and team members.

  1. Post Signs

    • Private property

    • No trespassing

    • Security cameras in use

  2. Surveillance Cameras

    • The idea of being caught on video is a great deterrent to theft. When used in conjunction with motion sensor lights at night they can provide valuable information.

      • PLEASE NOTE - if there is union activity on your jobsite, be sure the security measures are not used to monitor or run surveillance on lawful union activity.

    • Increase possibility of apprehension - when properly used they do result in deterrence, detection, and prosecution.

    • Security and safety - monitoring worksites can also be used to spot unsafe working conditions and procedures.

  3. Access Control

    • Change the padlocks on the gates and around the site several times during the construction.

    • Assign someone to check out the site several times over the weekend.

    • Keep entrances and gates to a minimum. Lock gates when you are done for the day.

Theft and vandalism of construction sites is not new and not limited to the Chicagoland area. It does require everyone to take an active role in reducing the opportunity for theft and vandalism. If you are experiencing jobsite safety concerns, please give us a call at (217) 523-4692 for assistance, or visit our Associate Suppliers list in our membership directory who may be able to assist with securing your jobsite.