||Managing hired small tools and equipment on site is not an easy task. They need to be available for use on site when required, but also secured when not in use so that they are not damaged, lost or stolen. Defective tools and tools awaiting collection need to be identified so that these are not used and importantly tools that are no longer required are returned to the hire centre so that hire costs do not rack up. If tools are lost, stolen, damaged or unused and then not reported until the end of the project you not only have the cost for the write off of the equipment but have also incurred high hire costs. There is little incentive for a hire company to address this issue as our loss is their gain. Therefore there is a need for a mobile IT solution for tracking small tools.