Construction sites typically attract attention from a wide variety of different people. Passersby are often interested in seeing what’s being built and getting a peek at the work in progress. Other businesses in the area want to know how their neighborhood is going to change and if it will affect their operations. Residents are concerned about views, neighbors, traffic and other localized factors.
Criminals are perhaps the most interested of everyone in construction jobs in progress. For them, the site represents opportunity. The equipment, tools and building materials are prime targets for theft, as many of them are high in value. Vandals also enter job sites simply to make trouble by running equipment, breaking things and generally causing mayhem. Even without the intent to commit other crimes, trespassers can damage building materials and gear, or injure themselves and initiate a civil lawsuit.
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Liability, vandalism and theft on job sites are just some of the risks faced by construction professionals. These risks can cost you millions of dollars in losses every year, even with insurance. And if your claims or damages get too high, your insurance premiums will rise accordingly.