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UAC MAGAZINE • NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012


SAFETY WORKS


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Install GPS tracking devices on your equipment. Costly up front but might be beneficial.


• Get input for your peers and even your employees.


• Offer advice and alert the UAC of activity. We can send out information to all UAC members and together we can work to prevent theſt.


What to do if equipment is stolen • Gather all your information, including serial numbers, make, model, owner markings, photos, etc. and contact police.


• Contact your insurance company. A good policy should provide coverage for your sto- len equipment. Keep those lists up to date. Teſt by an employee will not be covered by this type of policy, but you can get a sepa- rate crime policy that includes coverage for employee theſt.


• Contact any registries you may have been a part of.


• Contact the manufacturer and dealer. Many times they maintain a log to track stolen


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equipment and they may be able to identify if the equipment is sent in for servicing or inquired about.


• Have a contingency plan for equipment replacement until you can recover.


• Spread the word to the UAC. We want everyone to be aware of the areas where they were hit and what was stolen.


As mentioned above, I do not suggest that I have all the answers for this subject. Te UAC safety committee would love your feedback on this is- sue and other safety/security related topics so we can truly provide you with the best information available.


About the author


Riepenhoff is Risk Control Manager with WS Pharr & Co. He has a Masters in Safety Management and is a Certified Safety Profes- sional (CSP).


His experience includes DOT compliance and extensive training in crisis management, safety and security, and driver safety.


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