Security is a big issue for any business, but particularly-so on a construction site. The very nature of a construction site means that there are a number of hazards which exist, above and beyond most businesses. This is because:

  • A site will be under construction and hence there are health and safety issues presented by the fact the building is not finished
  • There will be tools and equipment stored on site which are open to theft and/or mis-use
  • The site will be left unoccupied overnight
  • The nature, condition and status of the site will change day-to-day, so health and safety controls and arrangements need to be very robust to reflect this continuous change.

A construction site has the option of adopting various different security controls, such as barriers, signage, CCTV and alarm systems, all of which have merit and can adequately secure a site out of hours, but increasingly, construction sites are turning to physical manned patrols because they are more responsive to security concerns which are identified. And for this reason, canine dog patrols for construction sites are becoming a very popular means by which to maximise security.

Why are canine dog patrols a benefit for construction sites?

Construction sites are open to theft, trespass and vandalism. And as well as guarding against members of the public gaining access to the site, security has to also be wary of internal contractors being involved in theft, or being exposed to health and safety hazards even if they are on the site innocently and with no intention of causing a criminal act.

So why are security dog patrols more effective for construction sites?

  • Added sense of security – you are using trained and qualified professional dog handlers using dogs which are similarly trained to a high standard
  • Deterrent – a K9 security patrol is a highly visual deterrent which will warn off potential criminality, and also provides the security guard with additional protection in locations which are deemed particularly high risk.
  • Superior senses – security dogs naturally have a strong sense of smell but they are also trained to differentiate between certain smells, so a professional dog handler can help detect an intruder on site, if for example a contractor was hiding on site waiting to steal tools or equipment after hours. The dog could also detect a health and safety hazard, such as a gas leak for example.
  • Professional – canine security patrols are specifically trained to deal with danger and confrontations professionally, so they will not necessarily attack an intruder but will stay focused with the intention of de-escalating a situation and being in control, while emergency services are alerted. This level of training also means that dog patrols can quickly adapt to the different hazards and controls presented by different construction sites.

How React K9 dog security services can help you

If you have security responsibility for a construction site, React K9 can provide a tailored security dog service which focuses on the exact nature and risks posed by your site. We do not have an off-the-shelf product that suits everyone, instead we will work with you to understand the specific hazards present, the existing controls and the practicality of implementing proposed solutions. Furthermore, our SI

Security is a big issue for any business, but particularly-so on a construction site. The very nature of a construction site means that there are a number of hazards which exist, above and beyond most businesses. This is because:

  • A site will be under construction and hence there are health and safety issues presented by the fact the building is not finished
  • There will be tools and equipment stored on site which are open to theft and/or mis-use
  • The site will be left unoccupied overnight
  • The nature, condition and status of the site will change day-to-day, so health and safety controls and arrangements need to be very robust to reflect this continuous change.

A construction site has the option of adopting various different security controls, such as barriers, signage, CCTV and alarm systems, all of which have merit and can adequately secure a site out of hours, but increasingly, construction sites are turning to physical manned patrols because they are more responsive to security concerns which are identified. And for this reason, canine dog patrols for construction sites are becoming a very popular means by which to maximise security.

Why are canine dog patrols a benefit for construction sites?

Construction sites are open to theft, trespass and vandalism. And as well as guarding against members of the public gaining access to the site, security has to also be wary of internal contractors being involved in theft, or being exposed to health and safety hazards even if they are on the site innocently and with no intention of causing a criminal act.

So why are security dog patrols more effective for construction sites?

  • Added sense of security – you are using trained and qualified professional dog handlers using dogs which are similarly trained to a high standard
  • Deterrent – a K9 security patrol is a highly visual deterrent which will warn off potential criminality, and also provides the security guard with additional protection in locations which are deemed particularly high risk.
  • Superior senses – security dogs naturally have a strong sense of smell but they are also trained to differentiate between certain smells, so a professional dog handler can help detect an intruder on site, if for example a contractor was hiding on site waiting to steal tools or equipment after hours. The dog could also detect a health and safety hazard, such as a gas leak for example.
  • Professional – canine security patrols are specifically trained to deal with danger and confrontations professionally, so they will not necessarily attack an intruder but will stay focused with the intention of de-escalating a situation and being in control, while emergency services are alerted. This level of training also means that dog patrols can quickly adapt to the different hazards and controls presented by different construction sites.

How React K9 dog security services can help you

If you have security responsibility for a construction site, React K9 can provide a tailored service which focuses on the exact nature and risks posed by your site. We do not have an off-the-shelf product that suits everyone, instead we will work with you to understand the specific hazards present, the existing controls and the practicality of implementing proposed solutions. Furthermore, our SIA-licenced security professionals can adapt these procedures to the changing circumstances at your site, ensuring you receive the same quality of security service at all times.

So if you need advice or information about k9 security services at your construction site, get in touch with us today.

A-licenced security professionals can adapt these procedures to the changing circumstances at your site, ensuring you receive the same quality of security service at all times.

If you need advice or information about K9 security services at your construction site, get in touch with us today.

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