Company profile: . The construction industry suffers annual plant theft losses in excess of Â£650 million. The Combined Industries Theft Solutions group (CITS), aims to raise awareness of the theft risk amongst owners and users of construction machinery, and to put the industry's views to the Police, Plant Manufacturers and other interested bodies. CITS aims to reduce plant theft within the construction industry by encouraging the adoption of Best Practice to defeat the criminal.
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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