Industrial Security

The construction, warehouse, manufacturing and distribution industries are the backbone of America’s world economy. Each facility or site is a vital part of every aspect business. According to national crime data, US companies lost over $500 Billion dollars annually due to robberies, thefts and heists from industry supported facilities.  Theft, arson and malicious damage / vandalism are the typical crimes committed against construction sites as well as warehouses, manufacturing and distribution centers. Theft of equipment, tools and materials from a construction site can be extremely expensive, as well as onerous to project management deadlines. These facilities, especially large-scale sites with numerous employees and multiple sub-contractors, can be a very fluid, even chaotic workplace. This lends itself to criminality, especially of the petty kind.  Considering the statistics, there is no doubt security is at the top of the list as it relates to an industry supported company’s bottom line.

The services that OSP can offer owners and project management teams of construction sites can include:

  • a fully integrated security risk assessment for the construction site
  • security gaps and needs analysis for the site
  • assessment of adjacent and nearby road traffic and foot traffic relevant to the construction site’s security profile
  • on site traffic control
  • a local crime profile
  • access control measures, both during working hours and after hours
  • assessment of site perimeters, including fencing, gates, clear zones, etc.
  • surveillance / CCTV / motion sensor and allied capabilities, if possible
  • site lighting survey – temporary and fixed
  • security assessment of cabling and other temporary electrical equipment
  • assessment of equipment inventory controls
  • security personnel profiling / hiring / vetting, especially night watchmen
  • security-related training for construction workers and staff on site
  • on-site investigation procedures for petty security incidents
  • security management within the context of the site’s safety management system