According to Simply Business, tool theft is an ongoing issue. London is one of the most at risk cities. In 2016 the cost of tool theft claims across the UK trade industry was £2.8million and this increased by 30% in 2017. Tools are not only vital to carry out works, they are predominantly a significant financial investment, so it is important to take steps to protect expensive tools.
Store and Protect
The Armorgard BarroBox for hire, allows tools to be securely stored and kept away from potential thieves. This transportable box is an ideal product for construction sites and workers on the move. Mr Plant Hire London have this BarroBox for hire, measuring 740mm x 1095mm x 720mm, and weighing 80kg it is compact, yet provides the necessary space for high value tools and equipment.
Half of UK Builders Affected
The Federation of Master Builders, recommends workers consider a product like the BarroBox for hire to prevent tool theft. Research in 2018 showed that more than half of builders in the UK have been victims of tool theft. Storing equipment in a van or car can result in thieves damaging the vehicle to get inside. BarroBox for hire is incredibly robust with heavy duty steel plate throughout. 5-lever deadlocks are on both sides of the BarroBox with heavy duty chubb-style keys, welded security ID numbers and 6mm reinforcement to prevent drilling.
A box constructed of steel plate is heavy but the BarroBox for hire has a unique Wheelwinder system that allows the box to be easily moved from place to place. Lower the wheels using the internal handle to move the BarroBox, to secure it raise the wheels and lock the lid, it couldn’t be easier. The BarroBox for hire is fitted with easy grip folding handles and fork lift skids to raise the unit from the ground. It is finished in a charcoal grey powder coat which is fully protective against the elements.
When working the BarroBox has an autolatch lid to secure the lid in the open position, and due to the heavy duty steel plate, has hydraulic gas arms to assist with the lid opening.
Hire a BarroBox Today
Securing tools and equipment in a BarroBox or similar product is one of the top tips for deterring thieves. A product like the BarroBox can be expensive to purchase and you may only require it for a short period of time. Mr Plant Hire London offer BarroBox hire at competitive rates, subject to availability.
For more information get in touch today, and keep your tools and livelihood secure. Also, take a look at the Armogard BarroBox brochure here.