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How to Protect Your Personal Tools if You Are Employed?

The majority of UK tradespeople use their own tools for their day jobs, leaving them at risk of losing work if their tools are stolen or damaged. If you have a collection of personal tools and use them for your work then taking some extra precautions such as tool insurance and sensible storage may be the difference between being able to work and not. Take a look at our advice now.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

One of the simplest ways to avoid losing your tools or having them stolen is to be fully aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the news to be aware of any robberies that may have happened in the vicinity. It's also important to know the people on the sites that you are working on as many thieves now impersonate workers to get access to tools as they are being used. Staying vigilant and being aware of the area will help you stay alert and notice anything that may be suspicious.

Don't Make Theft an Easy Option

The majority of tool thefts occur when tools are not properly secured and stored, especially when they are left in a van. If you have to store your tools inside your work van then there are a number of precautions you can take to reduce the risk of having them taken:

  • Use a Garage - parking your van in a garage will improve the level of security you have but if this isn't possible then parking on a drive or on a well lit portion of the road will help to deter would-be thieves.
  • Use Secure Storage - don't ever leave your tools loose and easy to take, instead lock them in storage boxes and keep them out of sight so that they don't fall prey to an opportunist.
  • Mark Each Item - if you mark your tools with paint or engraving then they will be less valuable to a thief as they will be harder to sell on.

Take Out Tool Insurance UK

If you want additional assurance that you will be able to continue working if your tools get stolen, lost or damaged then taking out tradesman tool insurance is an excellent choice. Tool cover provides you with replacement or reimbursement when you need it the most and there is a wide range of different options to choose from. Some of the most common types of tool insurance include:

  • Tool Insurance Only - helping to cover all your tools from theft and damage
  • Tool Insurance for Vans - helping to cover your tools if you store them inside a van
  • Tools in Transit Insurance - providing cover for your tools that stay inside you vehivle.

Trust ARMD With Your Insurance Needs

If you are keen to find out more about tool insurance then ARMD is here to help. We have options for all types of tools and offer an affordable solution that will give you peace of mind and help you to stay at work even if you are the victim of a loss, damage or theft. Get in touch with the ARMD team today.