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How to Perform a Security Risk Assessment

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Performing a security risk assessment is the first step to enhancing the security profile of your construction job sites. Our free-to-download template is all you need to get started.

Construction sites remain an easy target for opportunistic thieves, particularly as the price of key materials continues to rise. 

Recently released statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the National Equipment Register (NER) estimate construction site crime costs between $300m and $1b annually.

Despite growing crime rates, site owners and construction project managers leave themselves vulnerable by failing to take adequate security precautions.

The security of your job site should be a key priority, and understanding the likely risks you face is the first step to enhancing the overall security profile. Below, WCCTV presents its free-to-download Security Risk Assessment template.

How to Perform a Security Risk Assessment

The most important part of planning any job site security response is a risk assessment.

Our free-to-download template is the perfect place to start if you're unfamiliar with completing a risk assessment.

Feel free to adapt our template as required for your site; we have tried to keep things as general as possible while focusing on the threats our clients have experienced. 

Your risk assessment should cover all the potential threats and hazards that could impact your construction site and assess their likelihood and impact on your project should they occur.

For each of the threats you list, there is a column to list any countermeasure you intend to put in place to help mitigate against the likelihood or impact of the threat. 

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Remember to review your risk assessment every time your sites change or develop. Changes to your site can result in new vulnerabilities that your original plan did not consider.

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WCCTV is the USA's leading expert in managed surveillance cameras for construction job site security.

We firmly believe that video surveillance cameras are the most effective way of boosting security at your job sites, especially when paired with our remote video monitoring services.

You can utilize our rapid-deployment cameras for multiple applications, including security, time lapse video capture, and remote project management.

Our cameras can function whether you have power or are dependent on solar energy. Our units contain 4G LTE transmission technology allowing them to operate entirely autonomously.

Ready to find out how WCCTV's Mobile Surveillance Cameras can assist with site security? Fill out a quick contact form or speak to our team at 877 805-9475 or email

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