Accountability Solves Tool Loss

Thinking about tool trackers? Think about accountability.

In general, people want to do the right thing. It’s human nature. Empowering your team to be in charge of managing their own tool usage is a great way to tap into their ‘accountability instinct.’ In fact, when it comes to managing tools on the jobsite, the idea of ‘accountability’ has proven to be the most effective way to solve the problem of lost or misplaced items.

Just ask Gilbert Mechanical

As a progressive commercial contractor in sheet metal and pipe fabrication and electrical work, Gilbert Mechanical already utilizes technology throughout the organization, so when it came time to find a better tool tracking solution, one built on accountability was what they were seeking – and they chose ShareMyToolbox.

Why ShareMyToolbox?

ShareMyToolbox assigns accountability to the person who “signs out” a particular tool rather than tracking the tool itself. By shifting the responsibility to the person last assigned the tools, ‘a peer-to-peer sharing of information’ is created, enabling good people to solve the problem.

Shawn Miller, Tool Coordinator at Gilbert explained, “We needed something that was simple and didn’t charge (track) by the tool entry, but instead tracked the user.” He added something else that every contractor can relate to, “ShareMyToolbox creates accountability and no one wants to be left holding the hot potato so the tools always come back!”

Accountability works

As Kimberly Hegeman explained in For Construction Pros, “Tool-tracking solutions like ShareMyToolbox, lets employees know what tools are available and which co-worker has them without needing to call the office for that information. It makes employees accountable for the tools assigned to them and also facilitates the exchange of tools between employees without checking them back into a tool crib.”

Miller summed up his experience with ShareMyToolbox, “The solution does exactly what it’s designed to do. It doesn’t charge by the tool entry, it charges by the user. It just works fabulously for us.”

Want to learn if ShareMyToolbox is right for your business?  Check out ShareMyToolbox, at or call, 866.768.8665

If you’d like to learn more about modern tool tracking applications check out ShareMyToolbox or call, 866.768.8665.

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