Paint, it gets right into those small cracks and crevices. Each worker has a colour and there is no need to cover everything just a small spray inside a handle, Chanel, screw gate On your crabs. You can’t get rid of every bit of paint.
Other than that, don’t touch others gear. Not always convenient when your on a job with others.
i went with electrical tape. easy, cheap and effective. i gave each guy their own roll and color so they can mark their tools as the get new ones. i liked the color coded buckets like [MENTION=1736]JfromtheD[/MENTION] said so I did that too. he’s my hero
We engrave everything but not with the employee name. We have “tool sets” instead. We named them Earth, Sky, Water, and Fire, etc… That way each employees is issued a set of tools and if they leave I can issue them to someone else without changing the engraved name.