New campaign to raise awareness of the issue of tool theft from vans: #noVANber
A campaign to raise awareness of tool theft from vans has been launched by heating engineer Peter Booth. Using social media and the hashtag #noVANber Booth, known on Twitter as @pbplumber, is encouraging colleagues from across the sector to support the campaign, noting that many trade professionals are worried on a day-to-day basis about the possibility of tool theft from vans.
Recent research from Powertools2U revealed that the average tool theft claim costs the tradesperson £1,692, with 50% of victims having had their tools stolen at least twice.
There have been a number of similar petitions in the past, but with little outcome when it comes to tougher penalties or regulation on the reselling of tools.
The #noVANber petition has already received over 34,000 signatures (at the time of writing) with a target of 100,000 – at which point it would be considered for debate in Parliament. The Government has issued a response to the petition (required after 30,000 signatures). It can be read here.
You can support the #noVANber campaign through social media and sign the online petition.
Our sister title, Professional Heating & Plumbing Installer, has a range of marketing resources to communicate the campaign: Visit www.phpionline.co.uk