Hauling And Storing Equipment On Your Construction Site? How to Prevent Theft
Hauling a trailer behind your work truck is a great way to haul tools, materials and equipment to each construction site. Additionally, it provides a place for storing items on your construction site when they aren't in use. However, you might still be concerned about theft of valuable, expensive tools and equipment. Luckily, following a few tips can help you prevent this.
1. Use an Enclosed Trailer
When shopping for a trailer to use for your business, it's a good idea to look for an enclosed trailer. This can be a much more secure option for storing tools and equipment, and it can also help protect items from the elements when you are hauling or when your trailer is left at a construction site overnight.
2. Park Your Trailer in the Right Areas
Don't just leave your trailer anywhere. If you want to help prevent theft, it's generally going to be better to store your construction trailer at the front of the job site, closer to the road or in another more visible area than parking it at the back of the construction site. During the hauling process, if you have to leave your trailer unattended (such as if you stop for lunch or if you have to go into a hardware store for materials), consider living it in a well-lit, well-populated area to help discourage theft. When storing at your place of business or home, consider storing in a garage, where your trailer (and the items inside) will be kept safe and secure.
3. Invest in a Lock and Alarm
Your enclosed trailer should be secured with a sturdy, durable and reliable lock that cannot be easily broken or cut. Additionally, you may want to invest in a trailer alarm. The right model can be installed so that it will sound if someone opens your trailer door, which can alert you or others nearby of the potential theft or which can serve as a deterrent for a would-be thief. You can often purchase these items from any dealer that sells enclosed trailers and their equipment.
As you can see, if you use an enclosed trailer for hauling and storing equipment on your construction site, there are a few things that you can do to prevent theft. If you follow these tips, you can help reduce the chance of anything happening and can keep your expensive tools, equipment and materials as safe as possible. Then, you can enjoy peace of mind and can focus your efforts on the job at hand.