Greengates Builders Merchants

Stop Crime!

Industry loses millions every year due to theft, vandalism and health and safety neglect.


The Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) research into crime in the construction industry has shown that an overwhelming majority have experienced theft, vandalism and health and safety neglect. 31% of respondents stated there has been an increase in crime in the industry in the last twelve months and only 8% felt it had decreased. The majority of respondents linked this increase to the recession and stated that more people are turning to illegitimate ways to make money to survive the downturn. The survey showed the most effective crime deterrents are secure storage, enhanced lighting linked to CCTV and registering plant and equipment.


It is now even possible for the tradesperson to insure their tools which they keep stored in their van. This type of insurance is a great opportunity to protect the tools that you use to earn a living. Tools can sometimes cost thousands of pounds to replace and it is therefore imperative to protect them against theft. After all without tools you can’t work easily if at all and you therefore can’t earn the money you need in order to replace them.


In these hard times of the recession when crime rates are increasing Greengates Builders Merchants, Lancashire would like to remind you to keep safe and protected from theft, vandalism and health and safety neglect.

Protect yourself from being a victim of crime!