Get a quote
Home Tradesman Insights Ten work vans a week are being broken into in Plymouth by thieves.

Ten work vans a week are being broken into in Plymouth by thieves.

Ten work vans a week are being broken into in Plymouth by thieves.

Over 300 vanes have been broken into this year alone with Saltash, Honicknowle and Estover being at the forefront of this crime wave. In total 292 vans have been raided so far this year, compared to 107 in 2016. Between Devon and Cornwall, thieves have stolen tools with #331,000 this year in 1,1241, a giant increase from the 2016 figures of £132,000.

Luckily, police had a major breakthrough last month when they discovered two vans that were found full of specailist hand tools, power tools and gardening machinery that was suspected as stolen.

Police are doing all they can to decrease the theft but urge tradesmen to do all they can to protect their tools. Fortunately, low-cost tools and equipment insurance is available in the UK.

Why Is Tools Insurance Important For Tradesmen?

Tools insurance is important for tradespeople because it can help protect them from the cost of repairing or replacing their tools if they are damaged or lost. This can be especially helpful if a tradesperson relies on their tools to do their job, as replacing them can be costly. Tools insurance can also provide peace of mind in case of an accident, as it can help cover the costs of replacing your tools and equipment if they are damaged or stolen.

Here at Tradesman Saver, we’re proud to offer low-cost, reliable tools and equipment insurance for tradespeople of all kinds. Whether you’re an experienced tradesperson, or you’re looking to start your own business, we can help you find the right cover for your needs. To get a quote, get in touch with our experienced, friendly and supportive team today!

Dean Laming

Dean Laming is a Chartered Insurance Broker with more than 25 years insurance experience. Through various underwriting, operational and management roles, Dean has built up extensive knowledge of how to run a business and is now Managing Director of Tradesman Saver, part of the wider Henry Seymour Group.

All articles by Dean Laming

Leave a comment

This website is intended for customers based in the UK and is therefore subject to the UK regulatory regime(s) © Copyright 2024 Tradesman Saver | Tradesman Saver and Henry Seymour & Co. are trading names of Barkdene Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 303965) for our insurance distribution and credit broking activities. Barkdene Limited is a credit broker not a lender. You can check our financial services registration status on the Financial Services register.
Registered in England No 1842617. Registered Office – Chancery House, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1JB. All rights reserved.
Back To Top
You need to be logged in to Your Account to make a payment. Redirecting you to Account Login.