Theft of plant and machinery from construction sites, the plant hire industry and farms has been increasing. Machinery has been left on construction sites unsecured and vulnerable during the disruption to the industry over the past year. Whilst all machinery is at risk mini diggers are a major target for thieves and organised gangs in the UK. 

Read our advice below on a few simple precautions to deter thieves – remember the best security is a layered approach with the aim of making your property a less attractive target to thieves.

10 Advice Tips for Plant Machinery Security

1. Remove Keys

When not in use, all vehicles and plant should have their ignition keys removed and where possible, their immobilisers or and anti-theft devices activated.

Plant Machinery

Take Note

Keep an inventory of equipment owned or hired, including serial numbers and registration numbers – accurate and detailed records allow for the identification of stolen plant machinery.

Take colour photographs from several angles and additionally take videos with a smart phone if possible Without this your mini digger could be any mini digger. Remember to include any identifiable features.

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