Site security is important for a number of reasons but one of them is so that dangerous materials kept on site, often needed in construction work, doesn’t get into the wrong hands.
This is what happened on a construction site in Queensland when thieves broke into a construction site and stole explosives being used on the construction of a tunnel.
It is also important that construction sites are secured for the protection of workers and members of the public.
Police are still hunting for criminals who stole explosives and 2 detonators from the Legacy Way tunnel construction site. The theft took place earlier this month between 9:15p and 11pm.
The Queensland Police Service is currently investigating but this incident is a reminder to site controllers about the need for proper security and access control onto sites, not only to deter theft but also to protect workers and members of the public.
Some unauthorised visitors to the site, such as children will probably not be familiar with the dangers on a construction site and have no understanding of the risks that they may be exposed to once they have entered a site. They can easily be injured or even killed from a multitude of hazards which they aren’t aware of and even less qualified to handle. Fencing is one of the most effective ways of restricting unauthorised entry to a construction site when hazards are present that can endanger workers and members of the public.