Tools of the Trade
Tools of trade are essential to your business. Unfortunately, they are also very tempting for thieves to steal. In FMG’s experience, almost 60% of mobile trade tools and equipment theft claims are for items stolen out of vehicles. If you have a container on-site where you store tools, this should be fitted with a heavy-duty lockbox-style steel cover to prevent the padlock being cut and if possible, a portable alarm. Where practical, remove tools and equipment from vehicles overnight or during the weekend or ensure vehicles containing tools are garaged or parked away from the roadside and alarmed. You can also consider recording the serial numbers of tools or engraving them with your name.