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Construction developers urged to secure PPE like safety bootsPosted on 17/08/2009

Construction developers urged to secure PPE like safety boots

Construction developers are being urged to protect their sites with better security measures during the economic downturn to avoid vandalism and the theft of equipment which could include safety boots.

The insurance firm RSA believes that the recession is causing work on some developments to be halted due to a lack of funds.

With many sites temporarily ceasing activity, the company claims that construction areas could be open to theft if they are not fully protected.

In order to be certain they are insured should things like personal protective equipment be stolen from building sites, RSA suggests measures such as remotely monitored CCTV could be adopted, along with secure window openings.

David Swigciski, regional training leader for construction at the firm, commented: 'During these hard times, site managers and owners must seek professional advice, to ensure that their site is totally protected and to prevent them from losing money unnecessarily.'

The British Safety Council recently announced a new training course to develop standards of health and safety in the construction industry.

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