Cool items to add to your comprehensive adjuster equipment/gear lists!

August 10, 2007

We follow some of the new adjuster cool tools and equipment/clothing options and here are a few of our favorites this quarter! Check them out!

This is my newest discovery from Neat Receipts which has very small scanners to scan in documents and receipts as well as a business card scanner to keep up with all of your contacts made out in the field! They advertise they weigh in at about 1 lb. Adjusters know how hard it is to pack up all of your important gear and equipment for field appointments. What a great option for catastrophe duty or any field assignments while dealing with insureds replacement cost receipts, contractor estimates and much more! We all meet alot of wonderful contacts out on assignment but what a chore keeping up with their business cards when you travel for a living! There is a business card scanner you can also keep with you. If anyone knows of alternatives at a lower price, let us know about them and we’ll pass the word! These look like much needed time saving devices to aid you in quicker closings rather than having to wait for an insured to copy documents and mail them in to the office as well.

How about these laser glasses for those of you using disto and other laser measuring devices? We’ve read all kinds of tips in forums for adjusters to see the laser measurements outdoors but what a great option these reasonably priced laser glasses would be at $12.95! Here is a link– just scroll down to find the red and green glasses options!

Cat adjuster clothing is always a challenge and one of our senior adjusters especially recommends these Gall brand pants ( Tachtical T-111) for field adjusters. They look fantastic. He reports they use them exclusively due to the multitude of deep pockets and the option to insert knee pads which they find great for roof damage inspections. We ordered the catalog which is free and there were many other great things in the catalog that would interest adjusters! I can’t imagine any carrier or adjusting firm who wouldn’t approve of these pants in the “khaki pants” requirement! We’ll show you some links to several carrier dress code policies in another blog down the road.

Ladder safety is a constant concern to field adjusters as we learn of new cases each season when an adjuster falls off of a roof. I just love this product Safe-T Ladder by Guardian. We had an adjuster test one out when Guardian sent us one to sample under our ClaimSmentor Roving Reporter program where we evaluate products and seminars through donations made to our site. This product received glowing reviews from our evaluating adjuster. Should you have a product, book, or training class you wish  to donate for evaluation in our forums by one of our volunteer participating adjusters, just contact us at  ClaimSmentor.

Have a great weekend everyone. We may have few additional lazy weekends ahead as we get closer to the peak of hurricane season.