Tools are vital for tradies, with specialised equipment allowing them to carry out their duties at work.
Therefore, it's little surprise that property theft can have a major impact on a tradeperson's day-to-day work - often resulting in significant downtime.
Ensuring you keep tools locked away in a secure location is one way to minimise the risk of theft, however, this unfortunately does not always work.
Construction workers may lose equipment due to theft from their vehicles or even onsite.
Rockhampton tradies are all too familiar with this after a spate of robberies from commercial premises recently.
According to The Morning Bulletin, police have uncovered a number of items equating to about $10,000.
"There's a lot of heavy-duty equipment, including rattle guns and good-quality power and hand tools," senior constable Benique Howes said.
The police are now seeking the rightful owners so that the equipment can be returned.
If you are the victim of opportunistic theft, you can minimise down-time by heading to your local Kennards Hire to source what you need.
With everything from saws and scaffolding to jackhammers and electric tools, Kennards is your one-stop shop for all your construction needs.
Alternatively, you may like to hire equipment more regularly instead of purchasing tools - saving you cash and a financial headache in the event of theft.