Securing Construction Sites with Temporary Fencing

October 8, 2022by ReachLocal

Your project is about to start! You have prepared all the logistics and materials are beginning to be delivered.  But wait! Are you certain that your materials will be safe from curious passersby?  Are you sure that you have protected spaces that could potentially become dangerous? Is your site secure?

These are all important questions that you need to answer before beginning your project. Crime statistics show that construction equipment theft results in significant losses- over $1,000,000,000 with less than a 20% recovery rate. It’s important, then, to talk about ways to protect your site from accidents as well as from robbery and trespassing, in general.

The easiest and most cost-effective way to maintain site safety and security is with temporary fencing. Here are a few more components to consider before obtaining your temporary fence.

Temporary Fence at Edmonton Construction Site

How high will your fence be?

The taller the fence the harder it is to climb. Our temporary fencing comes in 4, 6, and 8-foot heights. You are more secure going with the 8-foot heights because it is a better deterrent for impulse vandals and trespassers.  Also, our narrow mesh acts as additional protection as the size makes climbing the fence much more challenging.

How many gates will you have?

The more gates you have the easier your perimeter is to breach. Minimize the number of gates through the perimeter if possible.  This is also important for general liability as you can control traffic coming and going from the site with just one construction entrance. Narrower gates are better, but make sure they’re at least 20 feet wide to allow access for emergency vehicles.   Gates should be operational by one person.  Try to avoid wheels dragging on the ground.  Gates should be cantilevered so that the gate swings freely over temporary rock surfaces. 

How can you secure your fence and gates?

Ideally, the fence is set with posts driven into the ground.  This is not always possible so using sandbags is necessary to secure the fence over the paving.  Make sure your fence contractor provides at least two sandbags per post. Gates may be secured with chains and padlocks or with other precautionary measures.

Do employees park inside or outside the fence?

You will see a decrease in equipment and material loss if you require others to park outside the fence and have controlled access. 

Do you have adequate fence signage?

It is not enough to simply have a physical barrier.  You must have adequate signage that explicitly tells others to stay out and stay clear.  Though it may be obvious; for insurance purposes, it will significantly reduce your liability if you communicate a clear message.  

Check out FenceLine Rental Ltd!

Our Reputation

FenceLine Rentals is known throughout the construction industry for carrying the strongest and most diverse line of temporary fencing products available. From our high-quality, heavy-duty fence for extreme working conditions to our economy-grade fence for cost-conscious applications, we have the widest selection and largest “in stock” inventory in Western Canada.

Variety of Fences

We carry 4’, 6’, and 8’ tall fences, all in 2′, 4′, 6′, and 10′ lengths. Need man gates? Vehicle gates? Pedestrian barriers? Castors for vehicle access gates? Couplers? Security clamps and privacy screening? We have those too. No matter how big or small the project, rest assured you will have a complete and customizable temporary fencing system to suit the unique requirements of your project. All of our heavy-duty steel fence panels are hot-dipped and have a galvanized finish. They are built on a square tube frame with a welded wire mesh. Our innovative, freestanding temporary fence panels are tougher than any other on the market, which means your construction site or event space will remain safe and secure.

Why FenceLine Rentals Ltd?

FenceLine Rentals is known throughout the construction industry for carrying the strongest and most diverse line of temporary fencing products available. From our high-quality, heavy-duty fence for extreme working conditions to our economy-grade fence for cost-conscious applications, we have the widest selection and largest “in stock“ inventory in Western Canada. Heavy duty or economy grade, FenceLine always has the product you need in stock. Guaranteed.

With the largest inventory of temporary fences in Western Canada, we never have stockouts and we’re able to respond to your needs quickly.

Fenceline Rentals Ltd. was founded in 1998 and is based in Edmonton, Alberta. Jasen Robalo, founder and President, is involved in the daily operations of the company and works closely with FenceLine staff. With over 800 active projects, FenceLine continues to grow and expand into new markets by offering great products, reliable service, and value-added business solutions for its customers. At FenceLine, we have no minimum orders, and we offer straightforward pricing and volume discounts on our portable fences. We have rentals and also sell fence panels, and we offer full-site services across Alberta. Please call us at (780)720-6300 or email jr@fenceline.ca for a quote or to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you soon!