Skip Hire Safety Tips

When it comes to arranging skip hire, safety should always be the main priority. The importance of skip hire safety is second to none, there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration, ensuring that health and safety rules are in place and the risk of injury is prevented.

Here at Chorley Skip Hire, we are always on hand to provide you with relevant advice and support to make sure that your skip is being used correctly and although accidents are a rarity, we can help you to prevent the occurrence of potential hazards.

Regardless of whether you’re looking for skip hire Leyland or skip hire Horwich, we have a perfect solution for making your skip hire safe, consider the following:

Storing the skip.

Before you start your project, whether it’s a domestic project or a commercial one, you need to carefully plan where the skip will be stored. Is there room on your driveway to store the skip? We recommend skips to be stored on private property where they are your responsibility.

However, if you don’t have access to a driveway, your skip will have to be stored on the road. If your skip is to be stored on the road, you will have to obtain a permit from your local authority and you’ll also need to have safety lights for your skip to make sure it’s easily visible during periods of darkness.

Preparing for skip delivery.

Once you have arranged skip hire Leyland or Preston skip hire delivery, we will drop the skip off at the location of your choice using our up-to-date fleets that are fitted with a tracking device. All we ask is that you keep the area clear when our fleets are delivering your skip, this will ultimately prevent any injuries and will allow the delivery to be more efficient- allowing you to get on with your project, sooner rather than later.

As well as this, it would be appreciated if you could provide our fleet drivers with clear instructions for where you want the skip to be placed, this way you can rest assured that your skip will be in the right place and will prevent you from trying to move the skip yourself which could cause injury!

Loading the skip.

Remember not to carry heavy items on your own- always ask for help rather than struggling! When carrying heavy products from your property to the skip, make sure you bend at the knees and keep your back straight.

If you want to get the most out of skip hire Chorley, why not place heavy objects at the bottom of the skip and the lighter ones towards the top? Not only will this make the skip sturdy, it will allow you to squeeze more in.

Disposing of materials.

Whether you require Preston skip hire or skip hire Chorley, we ask you not to use your skip for hazardous waste disposal. With this, we are referring to substances like solvents, paints, oils and chemicals.

As well as this, keep sharp objects out of the skip and cover the skip at night to stop passers-by from disposing of potentially harmful materials.

Overfilling the skip.

If you want to adhere to rules and regulations, you should not fill your skip above the maximum fill line otherwise this will compromise the safety of our trained professionals. Overfilling the skip will only lead to our fleet driver refusing to collect your skip and you could be faced with a fine for not complying with stringent guidelines.

For more information, get in touch with us today!

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