The GSTS approach to major construction projects

After the uncertainties of last year’s Brexit vote, experts acknowledge that the UK construction sector is about to enter a boom period.

Operations Director Ged Cooke, who has managed security on some of the biggest construction projects in the UK gives us an insight into the GSTS approach to these assignments.

At GSTS we can deliver security solutions that work effortlessly alongside our client’s daily routines, adding a durable layer of protection to sites, properties or equipment. We are committed to implementing a fit for purpose security solution that will ensure any major construction project is delivered on time and within budget, preventing costly disruption to productivity and adhering to overall project deadlines.

Our service includes:

– Static and Mobile security officers

– Gate House and Access Control for Staff and Visitors

– Security Fencing and Signage

– Biometric systems

– Delivery Handling

– Promote Health & Safety Onsite

– Theft and Vandalism Reduction

– CCTV Installation and Surveillance

The GSTS approach to construction security is to create a tailor made solution. You won’t be given a list of services and asked to choose. We will assess your site and make considered recommendations to give you the best protection, meeting your needs and your budget as well as ongoing support management, dedicated control teams, a mobile supervisory team, all overseen by our protective operations management team.

GSTS is proud to be able to deliver Bespoke Services to all its clients to ensure that each client gets the flexibility that is needed, no two jobs are the same. In accordance with the UK Construction Skills Certification Scheme, where required GSTS is able to deliver CSCS Licenced Operatives. Our construction security guards are fully licenced and have had the relevant training and received the qualifications for the work they carry out.

Following on our GSTS methodology of training all our officers are as trained and qualified as possible when entering and protecting a working construction site. Where required we are able to deliver officers who are trained in conflict management, have carried out stop/search training and are customer service trained in order to carry out dual roles.

As an industry standard, security officers should be vetted for five years, however due to GSTS’s stringent recruitment and training process, we ensure all our fully licensed SIA operatives are vetted for a minimum of ten years in order to deliver the best possible service and coverage to our construction clients.

Due to the hazardous nature of construction sites, we can also deliver first aid trained and health and safety trained officers in order to assist with any issues that may arise. In line with this, our officers are knowledgeable on fire safety and we are even able to offer a fire safety consultancy assessment, followed up by a Site Specific Risk Assessment, including instructions and highlighting areas of improvement or area requiring attention. If needed, we can provide you with Fire Safety & Fire Warden Trained Officers.

Our construction officers all have relevant industry specific knowledge about the industry and we can provide you with Weighbridge and Banksman trained operatives to aid processes such as deliveries and waste management on site.

Unlike most security companies in this sector we always instigate robust KPI’s and commit ourselves to continuous improvement across all we do.

Please contact Ged Cooke on 0151 707 0007 to discuss your requirements.