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Preventing Jobsite Thefts

Habitat for Humanity jobsites often fall victim to thieves and vandals, greatly impacting the building process. Annually, thefts have accounted for thousands of dollars worth of claims in the Habitat for Humanity Affiliate Insurance Program.  However, that doesn’t even take into account the expenses and costs to replace items that are stolen that are less than $5,000 (below the deductible threshold).  Imagine the money affiliates have paid out of pocket for theft claims alone that could’ve gone towards building homes.  Construction time can also be impacted when valuable tools, materials, and equipment are stolen or damaged.  Not to mention the hours and days that may be wasted waiting for the replacement of these items.

How do you reduce theft at your jobsites?

Thieves primarily steal items that they can sell quickly or keep for their own use. Items stolen most frequently are tools, materials, and equipment. Theft primarily occurs on jobsites with little security and where equipment remains unattended over the weekend.

As an affiliate, you can be proactive to help curtail theft or vandalism on your jobsites. Here are tips to help your affiliate protect its jobsites from theft:

At the Habitat for Humanity Affiliate Insurance Program, we strive to provide useful tools and tips to help affiliates manage their risks and reduce their losses. If you have any questions, please call us at 888-553-9002. If you have jobsite theft prevention tips you’d like to share, please let us know. You can email them to hfhinsuranceservice@locktonaffinity.com.