does anybody have any clever ways to mark their tools so they don’t get mixed up with other workers’ stuff?
i try to get my guys to keep track of their stuff, but things end up floating around, guys “borrow” other guys stuff… and then when it disappears there’s no way to know who’s it was that was lost, and who lost it.
so i was thinking every guy could have all his main stuff marked so that if something went missing, i would know who’s it was. i just cant think of a good way to do it. i tried a sharpie, but it wears off and doesn’t stick to stainless steel.
I used to work at a large WC company before i started on my own. everything was engraved and things that were not the everyday use would have to be signed in/out.
If an employee lost something they would have to pay the replacement cost.
If it were something as simple as coloured electrical tape, whats to stop Joe from grabbing Johns gear and taking his tape off and putting his coloured tape on.
We do one or two colors of electrical tape on the handles. It gives you several options. The guys can easily spot their tools if they move from one truck to another in a given week. We haven’t had problems with this simple system and have used this method for several years. Engraving the tool is a bit risky if the employee doesn’t stay around long.
thanks, try using a chunk of gutted rope shell around carabiners too ( slide it over the carabiner and use a lighter to seal the ends, I like it on my chair to descender connection to limit wear on the gear, and it makes a nice hand grip too )