Tradesman Insurance: Protecting Your Work Tools and Equipment
Damage, loss, destruction, theft... these are not the words you want to hear when talking about your work tools. Whether you're a carpenter, builder, painter and decorator, electrician, plumber, gardener, plasterer, bricklayer or cleaner your tools are your livelihood and keeping them secure should be a top priority. We've put together some tips which we hope will go some way to helping you keep your work tools safe and secure.
- Remove tools and equipment from vehicles overnight.
- Use busy, well-lit and secure parking areas.
- Lock your vehicle.
- Fit a good alarm and warning sticker to your vehicle.
- Do not leave items on display.
- Protectively mark your equipment.
- Keep an inventory of your tools and other equipment.
- Fit and maintain security systems to storage buildings, e.g. lights, alarms, locks, entry systems, CCTV.
- Shred sensitive information belonging to you or your customers when you no longer need it.
- If you're doing admin (e.g. invoices, quotes, etc.) from home on a computer then make sure that all your documents are backed up and your IT equipment is protected from viruses.