Are your fuel bowsers a gift for thieves? Following legislation that outlaws the use of state subsidised red diesel by most sectors (except for agriculture), the white diesel you keep on site has now become even more attractive to criminals.
Red diesel has long been used by registered agricultural or construction vehicles such as tractors, excavators, cranes and other off-road vehicles like boats. Before the new legislation, red diesel accounted for around 15% of all the diesel used in the UK.
The change in law now presents a new challenge to the construction industry, especially when it comes to planning daily operations. While white diesel was always more expensive, the current inflation of prices at the pumps has compounded a new and very real risk from fuel thieves. It means construction businesses must consider what to do about the need for increased security. The whole industry is on red alert.
The hike in cost of white diesel means your on-site bowsers are now especially attractive to thieves.
The vulnerability of Bowsers
Storing diesel in transportable bunded bowsers to power plant machinery has become a high-risk operation. On-site diesel bowsers range in size and can hold between 500 litres and 50,000 litres. A trailer-mounted bowser is capable of storing up to 3,000 litres, which at the time of writing is worth about £5,400.
With diesel bowsers designed to be transportable, they can be hook lifted onto a vehicle or simply towed away. They really are an easy target for criminals.
Secure your bowsers
Triton’s new Generation 3.0 CCTV Towers are the ideal solution for deterring criminals and protecting your bowsers from theft. They incorporate innovations in technology designed to be more accurate than ever when detecting vehicle and human intrusion.
Triton Systems provides extra security surveillance that is essential to keeping your fuel safe.
The new 4MP High speed PTZ domes provide crystal clear images and full 360 degree coverage day and night. The innovative smart tracking technology enables the control of the pan/tilt/zoom actions of the camera to automatically track humans/vehicles in motion and to keep the target in the frame.
Site security CCTV solutions available from £100 per week!
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