Theft of tools and vans is a major concern for UK tradesmen, according to a new survey by Simply Business.
Without your tools and a way of getting them - and yourself - to the place you’ll be working, it would be impossible to carry out your job, whether you’re a plumber, joiner, or any other kind of tradesman.
It’s no wonder, then, that the overwhelming majority of tradespeople we polled said that tool and van theft were a serious concern for them.
And the fear isn’t unfounded. At the end of last year, a spike in the number of vans broken into saw nearly 100 reported incidents of tool theft - in just one county.
With these concerns clearly warranted, here are the ways you can help protect your livelihood:
It’s also a good idea to check that you’ve protected your equipment with tool insurance. Make sure to check your documents so that you understand the limits and exclusions of the policy and know what type of claims will be covered, as well as what your insurer expects of you.
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