Safety is highly important when you hire a skip, I mean think about it, it’s a big and heavy metal item, which only gets heavier when you fill it up. Businesses will frequently have health and safety rules in place for skip hire that you must adhere to. In this blog, we outline some safety tips when using your skip.
Getting the skip ready for the delivery of the skip
To get you started, you’ll need to figure out where you want the skip to go. The area needs to be on flat ground with a stable, hard ground, skips are after all very heavy items. You need to consider under-skip wooden battens to protect your driveway or floor tiles. The area has to be accessible for a skip lorry to enter as well so this is something which needs to be factored in.
Loading the skip
Don’t try to carry anything that is too big or bulky – you need to implement assistance. As well as this, to lift heavier items by bending your knees and keeping your back straight, to lower the chances of injury happening. Be mindful not to trap your fingers when loading your skip.
Think about the contents of the skip
Be mindful when loading up any heavy, sharp or broken item into the skip. Passers-by may be tempted to place items into the skip, please don’t allow this – they will take up precious space in your skip but more importantly they could be adding something hazardous.
Don’t burn rubbish in a skip
Do not consider trying to light a fire in your skip to try to decrease the amount of rubbish and make space for extra waste. Skips are not created for fires to be burnt inside them. Fire can damage the skip and the company will, in turn, charge you for the cost of repairing, re-painting or totally replacing the skip altogether.
Here at Batesy Skip Hire, safety is at the forefront of what we do. When you need a reliable and quality skip for commercial, industrial, or domestic needs, look no further than Batesy Skip Hire. We’re based in Belfast and provide our skips to any area in the Greater Belfast Area, including Lisburn, Ballyclare, Antrim and Bangor. To find out more, please contact us today, we’d be happy to help with any enquiries you may have.