There are just 15 days to go to Christmas!
Though there are many things to think about, planning your site shutdown must be prioritised.
Every site will face different risks which is why it is so important to assess them all.
Sites that are based in city centres are likely at an increased risk of things like arson, trespass or theft compared to sites in rural areas.
Make sure you:
1. Remove highly valuable items from the site or at least remove from view.
2. Lock vehicles and park within a secure site compound if possible
3. Lock up tools and equipment in a secure storage area.
However, having neighbours can bring benefits, if, for example, adjacent businesses remain open throughout your shutdown period, they are likely to notice any signs of break-ins and report to you.
With Winter often comes storms and unpredictable weather.
Make sure you:
1. Remove or secure loose materials which may be blown and become a hazard.
2. If you have any scaffolding make sure it is secured and adequately tied and if required provide additional ties or supports, following the storm the scaffolding needs to be inspected by a competent person before being brought back into use.
3. Get your trees assessed so that they are not a hazard. Look out for cracked, leaning or rotten trees.
4. If electrical power lines have been blown down or if there are any exposed electrical conductors, these must not be approached and NIE should be contacted on 03457 643643.
5. Inspect cranes before they are brought back into service.
6. After the storm excavations and partially completed structures should be inspected for strength and stability.
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Wishing you a great end of 2019!