Due to holiday period over this weekend till next week, the EHS Department would like to highlight on the importance of staying alert and vigilant in order to prevent any impeding site crime e.g. theft/burglary.
Potential vulnerable items of thievery includes computer, printer, photocopier, tools, equipment, machinery circuit board, steel plates, scrap metal, etc.
Some points for consideration to note are, as follow:
- Install extra lock latch (e.g. at store room, site office, gate/entrance, etc).
- Ensure that the site is adequately lit during hours of darkness.
- Remove keys of machinery from ignition and lock them up in a secure place when not in use.
- Secure all valuables and ensure that expensive items are not kept at the site after working hours.
- Store all equipment and materials in appropriate storage areas; and lock them up.
- Observe proper documentation and marking of company assets.
- Display clearly an emergency contact number at site.
- Turn off utilities at the main switches and disconnect electrical appliances on site.
- Place machinery and equipment at the higher ground so that they won’t be swamped with rain water.
- And lastly, do check the site again before calling off the day.
Below is advisory note from SPF, you may read on.
And please share, if you have any other comment/advice for our team.
Thank you and have a good weekend.
21 January 2011
To: All Members via Email & Winfax
Attn: CEO / MD / GM
CRIME PREVENTION ADVISORY FOR THE CHINESE NEW YEAR
The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has informed that there is currently a spate of theft of generators from construction sites. This year, as most construction sites may stop work for a longer period as a result of the long weekend from 3 to 6 February 2011 because of the Chinese New Year, it is prudent for construction sites to stay vigilant, intensify security and adopt crime prevention measures to prevent the theft of construction equipment and generators.
SPF has advised that contractors should:
- Restrict access to authorized personnel and keep records of all visitors and vehicles visiting the site. Install burglar alarms and CCTV cameras to cover the access points into your premises;
- Light up vulnerable areas (possible access points) after working hours;
- Park valuable items like excavators, forklifts, scissors lifts, copper wires, etc within a site with restricted access and proper monitoring system;
- To minimize the theft of circuit board from the excavator, weld the circuit board to the main body of the excavator to make it difficult for the culprit to remove it. Label/engrave your circuit boards with etching techniques. For added security, install a mounting-cover on the circuit board to secure it with good quality padlock. Arm the excavator with alarms and locks on the doors;
- Install grilles for office windows and closed-shackled locks for gates and doors; and
- Deploy security officers at your premises.
If you have any enquiries or information relating to a crime or wish to report suspicious person(s) loitering around your worksite, please do not hesitate to contact the Police hotline at 1800 – 255 0000 or ‘999’ if urgent Police assistance is required.