Security fences, even temporary ones, serve many needs. If you want to better protect your construction site, the materials, and the workers, check out these five reasons why a temporary fence could be just what you need.
Why You Need a Temporary Construction Fence on Your Site
1. They help prevent unauthorized entry.
Many construction sites are in the middle of busy neighborhoods and often attract unwanted visitors. Moreover, if one of the unauthorized persons gets hurt on the property, you could be liable for the payment of damages. A temporary construction fence, however, can help keep these trespassers away.
2. They help protect your workers and visitors.
Your site is busy, and the protection of workers, potential customers, and government inspectors is your priority. Since some areas of the site might be more hazardous than others, you can use fences to help divide the project into different sections according to the level of risks associated with the section.
The construction safety checklist provided by the regulator in your region will be a useful guide while mapping these risky areas. Once you properly map the different sections of your construction site, you can call United Fence & Construction to put up a temporary fence.
3. They help adhere to government regulations and guidelines.
Different local governments have construction authorities that offer guidelines to contractors. Guidelines may differ by state, but safety regulations of the construction site are almost uniform across the states. Regardless of your property’s location, you’ll need a safety fence for construction before the work begins.
Failure to comply with the guidelines may constitute legal trouble. Construction costs are often substantial, and you don’t want to increase those costs due to noncompliance lawsuits or temporary stoppage of the construction.
Compliance also protects you against lawsuits from trespassers who may get hurt while trespassing. Without full compliance with the safety requirements, you may end up paying huge damages to people who may get injured on your site, which further increases the cost of your development.
4. They help protect your site and construction materials.
Open areas on your site risk attracting criminals who may want to destroy machinery, or steal construction materials. Just like any other property, your construction site will need a fence to keep away those with bad intentions. Since your property is not fully developed, you may not need a permanent fence just yet. A temporary fence will help you keep away criminals until you can put up a permanent fence.
A good temporary fence will have many qualities. For example, it should:
- Be of considerable height to dissuade criminals who may want to jump over it and tamper with your site, materials, or machinery. It should also not be easy to climb regardless of how tall it is.
- Be strong enough not to be pulled over or easily removed. There are different types of fencing and materials used to support the fencing. Familiarizing yourself with them will help you choose the right temporary fence for your site.
- Have limited entry points to control movement in and out of the construction site. If your fence has multiple entry points, controlling movement may be difficult, or putting guards at every entry point might end up being too costly for you.
5. They help control the movement of debris and construction materials.
A construction safety checklist should include control of the unintended movement of soil, rock, debris, or construction tools. Since you can’t limit the movement of people outside the construction site, you should ensure no hazardous material gets out of your construction site and injures those passing near it.
Controlling injuries that may result from free-falling debris or construction tools is, therefore, another important reason why your site needs a temporary fence. A sediment control fabric can be used as your temporary fence to ensure you protect passersby from dust coming from the site as well as protecting the topsoil from erosion.
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Don’t leave your construction site unprotected or at risk for a lawsuit. Contact United Fence & Construction, Inc. today at (501) 214-0405 to get a temporary construction fence at competitive rates.