Looking after your tools when you are at work

Posted on July 20, 2021 at 9:22 am

If you work in a profession where you need to use expensive tools then you should think carefully about how to ensure that they are secure when they are in your evicle but also when you are using them. All too often tools get stolen from people’s

driveways, open boots or even from inside their house. Criminals often watch trades people and target them when they are working. They may notice that every once in a while you leave your tools unattended to go to your van to get more materials. This is the time they are most likely to strike. If you have left your vehicle unlocked or have left the tools unattended on the floor then you will most probably find that your insurance is invalidated and will not pay out.

Make sure that you not only keep your tools in site but that you also keep them within reach. If you have to go up a ladder then try and ensure that someone is stood at the bottom with your tools or that you put them away first. If you are working on the front of someone’s house then try and keep your tools inside and not on the driveway as passing criminals can easily make a quick get away with your tools. Your tools may be vital to you being able to work so be sure to protect them at al times.

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