tool theft

Top 5 tips: Getting insured against tool theft

Tool theft is the scourge of the industry and is putting installers out of business. Stephen Holland, co-founder of anti-tool theft specialists ARMD explains how to take action and protect your livelihood. There is one tool theft every 23 minutes, which equates to approximately 23,000 a year – and that shocking figure is only those […]

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London boroughs recorded 17,469 reports of tool theft last year

By submitting a freedom of information request to police constabularies, Toolstation has revealed the hotspots for tool theft across the London boroughs. Enfield experienced the most tool thefts of the London boroughs, with 1,096 thefts, estimating a cost of £978,525. The most stolen tool across the UK was a drill, with a count of 380 drills […]

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Tools and work materials are the most commonly stolen items in garage and shed burglaries

A new study from comparethemarket.com has revealed that one in four garages (27%) have been broken into, along with 16% of UK sheds. Tools, garden furniture, miscellaneous items and bicycle/bicycle parts are the items most commonly stolen from these ‘non-connected buildings’. Almost 20% of thefts from non-connected buildings involve over £1,000 worth of items being […]

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66% of tradespeople have had their tools stolen or vans broken into

The majority (66%) of tradespeople have had their tools stolen or van broken into, a Screwfix survey has found. Nearly two thirds (65%) of tool theft victims have had their tools stolen more than once. And nearly a quarter (24%) said tool theft has had an impact on their business. For one fifth, tool theft […]

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Van theft – The installer’s view

In his latest article, Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs looks at how van theft can affect installers, and what can be done to combat it. Van theft, or theft of tools from vans, is always a hot topic. Just recently I was reading an article on Installer that said £17.5 million of tools were stolen in […]

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