There has been a rise in tool theft over the last year and with this in mind, it’s becoming increasingly dangerous to leave your belongings in your vehicle or unattended. When you have a large selection of electrical safety equipment or insulated tools that you transport from job to job on a daily basis, it can be rather costly should anything be stolen.
Boddingtons electrical have put together a short guide, so that your mind can be put at rest when parking your vehicle in various locations.
Store your tools practically
Think about it, the easier your tools are to get hold of, the more likely a thief will nab them when they get the chance. By placing your tools into a restricted corner there is less chance of them being taken. Another way to prevent any stolen goods is to ensure that you remove your tools from your van overnight.
Ensure you have the correct insurance
Does your insurance policy cover your tools? If not, the first thing to do would be to find out how you can add it on to your current policy. This will help pay for cost of replacements should anything be stolen in the future.
It’s also important that you take a look at your current policy to see if they have any requirements for when you wish to make a claim. For instance, some insurance companies require an alarm to be fitted in your van.
Park your vehicle carefully
It’s the nature of the industry to sometimes have to park your vehicle overnight or in an open location for a long period of time. However, it can be done in a preventative way. For instance, try to park where your sliding or rear doors are against a wall or fence. Also try to park in well-lit areas where there may be CCTV in operation. That way even if a thief does try to break in, it’s more likely that it will be caught on camera.
These are just a few of our tips, for ensuring that your insulated hand tools are protected. Should a break in occur and you are in need of a new tool box, visit our web shop for fantastic quality, UK manufactured equipment.