Sadly, tool theft is real in Australia with nearly 29,000 cases reported last year. Engraving your name and driving licence on high value tools is just one of the many ways to safeguard essential tools of the trade.
As reported by 7 News Melbourne tonight featuring RACV Head of Policy James Williams, trade tools are a prime target for thieves because they’re high value and easily portable. Tool theft can have a significant impact on sole traders and small businesses.Not only will the tradie have to buy replacements, but they will also not be able to work at full capacity until they spend potentially thousands of dollars to replace their tools. Here’s some practical measures you can take to make your tools less attractive to thieves.