How to Secure Your Van
To simplify it, what a tradesperson needs for their profession comes down to three major things: a high-quality and well stocked toolbox, the skills to carry out their job and a vehicle, which is most likely to be a ute or a van. High-quality and well stocked steel or aluminium toolboxes are essential so buying the right one for your van or ute is paramount to keeping them safe and secure. Beyond the security of your tools, you also want to ensure that your van or ute is in fact secure as well. While deterring and stopping potential thieves from taking your tools is a goal, the ultimate mission is to make sure they do not get into your van in the first place. Taking the temptation out of breaking in is one of the first things you want to do, because even though having secure steel or aluminium toolboxes may step them from taking your tools, having no incentive to even get in there is an even better deterrent, so taking them out of your van overnight is a smart idea. Having a recognisable and more conspicuous van, for example having your company logo on the side is another way to stop would be thieves. Having a van more noticeable will mean that is less likely to be stolen or go missing, as it is very easy to track. Parking in a well-lit place that is backed up against the wall also makes it harder for thieves to break in without being noticed and make it less accessible. Modern GPS as well as an up to date locking system, all make the job of a thief a little harder and at the end of the day, this is the best way to avoid anything happening to your van.
How to Organise Your Tools in Your Toolbox
You have made the effort to invest in steel or aluminium toolboxes for your van, so now it is time to arrange your tools in the best way. While it can be tempting to just throw them in haphazardly, organising your tools correctly is not only professional but it will also help keep your tools safe and secure as you drive around from site to site. When figuring out where everything goes, it is best to sort out everything by type and function, that way when you know you need a tool for a particular task, you know exactly where to go. If you have duplicate tools or tools that are no longer working, it is best to either dispose of them or keep them away from the collection that travels out with you. When you purchase most steel or aluminum toolboxes, they will come with a range of different storage options so once you have sorted through your collection, you will know exactly what kind of storage you need.