What steps can business owners take to retrieve stolen tools?

If your precautionary measures didn’t work and you’ve returned to your workplace to find that your tools have been stolen, there are still a number of things that can be done to get your business back in working order in no time.

Our team of small business insurance advisors have put together a list of tips to help ensure your business suffers as little as possible in the event of tool theft and to help ensure that your tools are returned as soon as possible.

Take a note of serial numbers
In the event that you find your tools have gone missing, the first step is to make a list of all items that are gone and dig out any documentation that shows their serial numbers. Providing this information will make it a lot easier for police to track down your missing items and for your insurance company to provide the help you need.

Alert the police
By calling 101 you can file a police report which will provide the police with all necessary information and allow them to begin their investigation into the case of your missing tools.

Watch out for cheap tool sales
Keep an eye out for any suspiciously low priced tools online as it is likely that these items could have been stolen. If you do notice any items for sale that appear to fit the description of your stolen tools, it is important to inform the police so that they can add this to your report.

Contact your insurance company
Your small business insurance provider will be able to help ensure that your business remains safe and profitable in the event that your tools are stolen. For more information or to make a claim, contact our team today.