50% of tradespeople have had tools stolen
New research from Direct Line for Business has revealed that nearly half of tradespeople (47 per cent) have fallen victim to tool theft.
58 per cent of electricians have had their tools stolen, exceeded only by roofers at 65 per cent. Plumbers follow closely behind at 55 per cent.
Jonny McHugh, SME Business Manager at Direct Line, said: “Tool theft is an ongoing problem for tradespeople up and down the country – with a majority of roofers, electricians, plumbers and carpenters having had their tools stolen. With so many leaving their equipment in their vans at the end of a busy day, overnight theft from vehicles is a particular threat.”