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Reduce your environmental footprint with efficient tool management

Written by
Sebastien De Grauwe

This year 2022, as a company, you need to make an effort to reduce your ecological footprint. Did you know that effective tool management can help you do just that? Better manage your tools, you'll extend their life and they won't go astray. This benefits your wallet as well as your ecological footprint.
Find out all about it in this article.

As a construction or installation company, you use a lot of tools. The availability of reliable tools is crucial to your business. Your employees can only perform their tasks effectively whenen using the right tools and in good working order.

Poor tool management increases the ecological footprint

Many tools are poorly managed and maintained. This leads to premature loss or failure, which unnecessarily increases the amount of waste.

Malfunctioning or missing tools have a big impact on your business. Not only in terms of purchase costs of new tools, but also inactivity or reduced profitability your staff.

Hence the need to ensure two things:

  • Longevity of your tools
  • Prevent loss or theft of tools

Extend the life of your tools

You probably don't think about replacing your tools when you buy them. Logical, since you hope they will last as long as possible. But tools can wear out very quickly when used intensively. But you can have an impact en as a user. Doing regular maintenance of your tools, you can significantly extend the life of them. Good maintenance starts with meticulous cleaning and timely replacement of wear-sensitive parts, such as a drill bit. Working for a long time with worn parts has a negative impact on tool life.

Prevent tool loss and theft

Police statistics show that in Belgium 8 thefts are committed every day. These include thefts of building materials, small tools and heavy equipment. But theft is not the only cause of loss of tools. Often they are lost simply because they are poorly managed on the job site. Working someone drops the tool somewhere and then forgets about it. Or it's borrowed by another contractor working on the site, who inadvertently takes it with him.

Efficient, eco-friendly tool management

To prevent loss, theft or premature wear of your tools, you need to start by fostering a sense of responsibility among your employees. This will make them more attentive and careful with the tools they use. But how do you achieve this?

Automatic maintenance reporting

With the HeronTrack system, you can consult the list of past and future maintenance operations for each tool. The application automatically alerts you when your tools need servicing. So you never miss a service, and your tools stay in top shape for longer en .

Usage history stimulates a sense of responsibility

The tracking data also tells you who last used a tool. This knowledge increases employees' sense of responsibility and makes them more careful with their equipment work.

Tool tracking prevents loss and theft

With a tool tracking system, you know where your tools are at all times. Via HeronTrack's mobile application, your employees can easily find all the tools on site, and none will be lost or stolen.

Reduce your ecological footprint with efficient tool management?

A tool tracking system makes tool management easy and efficient. With HeronTrack, you can remotely manage your tools of all your jobsites, view usage and maintenance history, and automatically plan future maintenance. So your tools last longer, and you avoid loss and theft. And that has a positive effect on your ecological footprint.

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