Combined Industry Theft Solutions
Code of Best Practice

A Code of Best Practice

Guidance to helping reduce theft

The construction industry suffers annual plant theft losses in excess of £650 million. Items of plant and equipment in daily use on sites are becoming increasingly more valuable and complex. Although the primary target of thieves is often plant, it is not uncommon for other materials to be stolen.

The potential for theft due to intruders or malicious persons will vary from location to location or type of development. Remote locations, poor perimeter security, presence of high value plant and equipment in the open all increase the probability of theft.

A risk assessment should be made of the location in terms of the ease of access to the plant / equipment. In most instances it will be a sensible and reasonable action to ensure that access to a site of operation is restricted and that the plant and equipment is fitted with appropriate measures to deter and prevent theft.

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