Chorley Skips’ top 4 safety tips for skip hire

Chorley Skips' top 4 safety tips for skip hire

Skip hire Chorley is a fantastic way to get rid of rubbish from DIY projects, clearances and renovations quickly and easily, saving you the hassle of driving waste to the tip yourself. And here at Chorley Skips, safety is our top priority.

Skips are large, heavy objects alone before you even fill them with rubbish. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with safety tips before you hire a skip and carefully plan what you’ll do to make your experience as safe as possible.

4 tips to ensure safety for your project in Chorley:

  1. Choose the right skip

We supply domestic skips in all sizes, ranging from 2-cubic yards, right the way up to 16-cubic yards, and commercial skips from 8-cubic yards up to 40-cubic yards.

Thinking about the scale of your project, the amount/type of rubbish expected to be generated, you need to carefully select a skip size – ensuring you have sufficient disposal space.

If you order a skip that’s too big, you’ll end up paying for extra space that you don’t need, and ordering a skip that’s too small will work out expensive because you’ll need to hire a second skip to accommodate the excess materials, or pay to have them collected.

  1. Correctly load the skip

Certain items need to be kept out of the skips we supply for skip hire Chorley, including:

  • asbestos
  • chemicals
  • electricals
  • paints
  • solvents

…and many other hazardous materials. Before dumping everything in the skip, check we accept it first by emailing info@chorleyskiphire.com.

Avoid carrying items that are too bulky or heavy – the last thing you want to do is injure yourself! Starting with larger, heavier items at the bottom, you’ll be able to pile smaller, lighter products on top and fill tiny pockets of space – effectively utilising disposal space.

  1. Don’t overload the skip

If you’re loading the skip with broken, sharp or heavy object, you need to be extra cautious. Regardless of where your skip is located – whether it be on the road or your driveway – be mindful of passers-by and neighbours.

You’ll notice that all our skips have a maximum fill level which can be used as a guide to help you load it safely – without exceeding weight restrictions.

Overloaded skips don’t only compromise our fleet driver’s safety but the safety of those in the local area too. We can refuse to collect skips that have rubbish falling out the sides as it’s not safe for us to transport them, and you could be handed a hefty fine for not complying with skip hire Chorley regulations.

  1. Make sure the skip is visible

When leaving a skip on the road, you will need to obtain a permit from the local council but rest assured we can do this on your behalf. The permit costs £35 and we’ll add this to the overall price of your hire.

You’ll also need safety lighting and cones to keep your skip visible in the dark – preventing pedestrians and road users from crashing into it. You may also consider covering the skip overnight to stop fly-tippers illegally dumping their waste in your skip.

Contact Chorley Skips

Need to know more about skip hire in Chorley? Our team is always on hand to help and will be more than happy to share their expertise. Feel free to call us on 01257 475 300 or email info@chorleyskiphire.com.

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