I've met more than my fair share of "handicapped" CM Techs; "handicapped" with the lack of tools, training and poorly designed systems. As Deming noted "...you can only be as effective as the system you work in allows you to be."
But by far the easiest of these deficiencies to fix are inspections tools. Below is a list of suggested basic "must have" tools for a typical CM Technician:
Cre Bonfire X flashlight, 350 lumen
Stanley 2" putty knife
Stainless bristle wire brush
Telescoping, articulating inspection mirror w LED lights