Residential or commercial, large or small – whatever type of project you are working on it is important to consider the security, safety and logistics of working at the job site before you break ground or do anything at all. Contractors and construction crews have to assess every aspect of the job site, including the location, surrounding neighborhood, security situation, safety concerns and other issues that could impact, hinder or negatively affect their ability to meet the client’s demands. If you don’t do this in advance, you could get caught off-guard and risk losing time and money in the process.
One of the best ways to ensure security on the job site is to use construction storage in Wareham or wherever you are working to protect your tools, materials and parts. Unfortunately, your job site is at risk from theft on both the inside and the outside, so keeping track of tools and equipment, making sure that they don’t go home with workers and that they aren’t left in plain view to tempt thieves from the outside, is a big part of ensuring job site security. This article will focus on the areas that you need to consider from a security stand-point, as well as tips for using construction storage to manage your valuable items.
How Much Do You Know About Job Site Security?
Even if you have been working in construction your whole life and work for a family business of multi-generation contractors, it is still important to evaluate just how much you know about job site security. It is easy to fall into lazy or bad habits that can be detrimental to your job performance and the overall productivity of your crew. Before you can properly assess the security risks associated with a project, you need to figure out just how much you know about job site security by asking yourself the following questions:
- What are the two most common sources of tool and equipment theft?
- What type of neighborhood is the job site located in? How is the crime in the area?
- Should you require identification from vendors, delivery companies and sub-contractors on the job site?
- Do you use stamped labels, nameplates or another type of marking system to identify your tools and equipment?
- How can theft on the job site be prevented?
- How long does it usually take a thief to enter a job site, steal equipment or tools and leave the scene?
- How much security do you need for the particular location and project you are working on?
Each Job is Different: Identifying Your Needs
As you can see from the questions asked above, each job site is different. Protecting your tools, equipment, materials and parts from theft is an important part of running an effective and successful construction or contracting business. Using construction storage in Wareham or other areas where you do business is a great way to keep all of your tools and things secure. However, you won’t need as much security on a residential project in the suburbs as you will for a high-rise project in the big city. Evaluating the neighborhood and the situation for what it is will help you determine how much shipping container storage you will need and how much extra security you will need to hire.
A major project in Boston or Providence might require the addition of temporary construction fence and an onsite office trailer, as well as storage unit solutions to keep tools and materials safeguarded from staff and unauthorized persons. Smaller residential remodeling jobs may only require a small 10 foot shipping container storage unit to keep expensive parts, materials and tools safe after hours. However, if you will be storing the client’s furniture during a complete renovation or remodel, you may need to rent a larger construction storage unit for the duration of the project and use a smaller unit for tools and material storage.
Different Types of Construction Storage in Wareham
When it comes time to deciding what type of construction storage you’ll need for your job site, contact Valtran. With over a decade of experience providing shipping container storage to construction crews, homeowners, commercial businesses and industrial clients, Valtran can help you find the right size, shape, style and type of construction storage unit solutions for your unique project.
Valtran currently offers construction storage solutions for rent or sale in the following sizes:
- 10, 20 and 40 foot long standard, long ground level storage containers
- 20 and 40 foot long high cube ground level storage containers
- 28, 38 and 53 foot long trailer dock height storage containers
All of our construction storage in Wareham can be used anywhere in the New England, New Jersey and New York service area and can be used for any type of project, from residential to commercial and everything in between. If you aren’t sure what type of construction storage would be best for your situation, contact our friendly and helpful customer service staff. We can also provide you with a FREE estimate to help you plan your expenses for the job.