You never know when you'll need to hang something in the office, but
few people think of keeping a hammer in their supply closet. The good
news is that it's easy to rectify this mistake. If you're serious about
being prepared for all kinds of projects and minor emergencies, here are
just five tools to keep on hand in the workplace.
Latches are what keep your doors closed. Without them, the doors won't stay attached to their frames and give you the privacy and insulation you need for a comfortable office. Make sure you always have a draw latch or two tucked away in case of breakage or wear.
You may not have realized it, but your office is covered in hinges. From straps to cane bolts, they keep your cabinets upright and your windows from falling open. You'll be much more prepared for maintenance problems if you keep a variety of hinges in your drawer.
3: Hinge Accessories
In addition to hinges, it's also important to stay well-stocked with their components. You can't do much with a hinge without the accompanying leaves, pins and block assemblies; you certainly don't want to replace a rusted body but leave everything else covered in grime.
Hasps act as fasteners for the metal strip that lies over the staple. If your hasp is old, rusty or worn, your door may open and shut without difficulty. Check your hasps every time you change offices, and replace them every few years even if you stay in the same spot.
Padlocks may keep intruders out of restricted areas. However, they aren't very subtle, and they definitely won't fit inside doors and cabinets with internal locking mechanisms. Call the equipment manufacturer and ask what kind of locks they're using to keep your valuables safe – then order a replacement just in case.
Invest in these five tools, and you'll have the right equipment to keep your business running smoothly.