Burg-Wächter tool theft pledge

Helping Tradespeople Who’ve Been Hit By Tool Theft: Burg-Wächter Pledges Support to The Rainy Day Trust and Toolstation 

If asked, I think we’d all be pressed to name a more heart-breaking moment than leaving the house only to find your van’s been broken into and everything you rely on to make a living has been stolen… 

As part of its Secure Communities Scheme, leading security specialist Burg-Wächter UK has pledged to support the Rainy Day Trust – the only charity specifically supporting the home improvement industry – to supply security equipment to independent tradespeople who fall victim to tool theft in its joint campaign with Toolstation. 

Tool theft rise 

As many of us have noticed, this year and the economic situation the country finds itself in has brought on another wave of van break-ins and tool thefts. In fact, recent studies have concluded that over £137,000 worth of tools is stolen daily from tradespeople. 

This puts our nation’s tradespeople at risk of not being able to complete their work, as the majority of tradespeople’s work relies heavily on their tools. 

Bryan Clover, Chief Executive of the Rainy Day Trust, says:  

“Tool theft is becoming more prevalent and that is a result of the way the economy is going. In fact, in 2020 alone, almost 11,300 tool thefts from vehicles were reported. If your power tools are gone and you’re a roofer, for example, you can’t go to work the next day – it’s as simple as that.” 

Replace and protect 

Bryan continues, “However, if the worst does happen, the Rainy Day Trust is here to help. Once verified as a genuine claim, replacement tools are organised as quickly as possible to help minimise the disruption a theft can cause.” 

“Our partnership with Toolstation was offered additional support by Burg-Wächter UK, who were happy to help by providing a package of security products ideal for protecting van doors as well as bolts and chains to secure both vehicles and tools. Although good insurance will help mitigate the loss in the first instance, fitting good strong high-quality security devices will help to protect against and deter future attacks.” 

Andrew Field, Managing Director at Burg-Wächter UK, says, “We are very proud to be able to support the Rainy Day Trust and Toolstation’s tool theft awareness campaign by providing practical help – in the form of high-quality security products – to tradespeople who are victims of burglary, as swiftly as possible to help protect not only their essential tools but also their livelihoods.” 

For more information on the Rainy Day Trust, you can visit their website or call 0203 192 0486, to find out how the charity is helping workers. For more information on Burg-Wächter’s home security products, visit their website or call 01274 395 333. 

Have you been affected by this rise in tool theft? Why not get in touch and let us know in the comments below? 

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