Tradie Tools

Having tools stolen can be both costly and an interruption to business so it’s important to store tools securely when they are not in use.
 
There are a number of things that you can do to protect your tools:
 
  • When leaving tools in your vehicle overnight, park it in a garage where possible.
  • Do not park in dark, unlit or isolated areas.
  • If you have a driveway, use it.  Don’t park your vehicle out on the street where it is easily accessed.
  • Lock your vehicle when it is unattended, even at work sites.  Wherever possible, keep tools out of sight so that thieves are not tempted.
  • Secure any tools left inside the vehicle with visible locks.
  • If you drive a ute, consider investing in a sturdy, lockable ute toolbox and bolt it to the vehicle’s tray.
  • Large, visible locks on toolboxes can be a deterrent.
  • Engrave or mark your tools for easy identification – the letter V followed by your Victorian licence number is recommended.
  • Keep an inventory of all of your tools.
  • Report any suspicious behaviour to police.

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