Construction firms urged to take part in security poll
The trade body for the private security industry is urging construction firms throughout the UK to give information about their security requirements, and has launched a survey aimed at finding out more about how building companies buy and invest in security measures.
According to the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the results of the poll will make it easier for the construction sector and security providers to work together.
Discussing the poll, James Kelly, chief executive of the BSIA, said: “Keeping construction workers and the general public safe is of paramount importance to the construction sector.
“By gaining an understanding of our industry’s clients and their security needs, we can ensure a closer relationship between buyers and suppliers throughout the procurement, implementation and maintenance of security products and services.”
The findings of the survey, which will be available online until June 12, will eventually be used to set up a campaign targeted at helping security buyers improve procurement decisions. The BSIA hope that representatives from other sectors of the economy, such as retail, transport and healthcare firms, will get involved in the poll, helping the BSIA to get a bigger picture of emerging buying trends.
Mr Kelly said he hoped that by participating in the survey, construction firms would be able to provide safer and more secure building sites for staff to work on. He said: “We know that construction companies take security extremely seriously to provide safe working environments and to protect highly valuable items of plant and materials.
“We want to make sure that those responsible for the procurement of security solutions are receiving the goods and services they need, which are fit for purpose now and for the future.”