Don’t Skip on the Safety, Seriously- 3 More Common Sense Tips for Staying Safe around Skips

You might remember that back in May, we did a blog post regarding safety around skips, in which we talked about some safety tips that only required common sense to achieve. Well, we’re back to give you all three more common sense tips for being safe around skips. Why? Maybe it’s because we’re the number one company to go to if you’re looking to hire a skip in Falkirk, and therefore want to make sure your experience with a skip is as happy as it could be.

So, let’s not waste any more time and jump straight into our other three tips for being safe around a skip.

Before you hire, be prepared.

We didn’t cover this in our last post because we thought it was obvious, but you’d be surprised by the amount of people who order a skip and don’t prepare. Now, we’re not saying you need to draw up a huge plan of action or anything; all we say to do is consider where the skip will be going. It needs to be on a flat, stable surface in an area that is free of any obstructions. Not only will this make it easier to load your rubbish, but also avoid causing any injury or damage to other people.

Delivery

When the day finally arrives for your skip to be delivered, you’ll need to give clear instructions to the driver regarding where the skip should be positioned. Make sure there are no obstructions, and that no children, pets or anyone else is in the vicinity.

Once delivered, don’t attempt to move the skip as they’re incredibly heavy and doing so could leave you at risk of an injury, as well as damage your property and the skip itself.

Hazardous waste

If you read our last blog post on what to not put in the skip, you’ll know that contrary to popular belief, not everything can be put in the skip. Items that are considered hazardous have their own rules and guidelines that govern how they’re disposed.

Common items that should never see the inside of a skip include: fridges, freezers, tyres, batteries and gas cylinders. Of course, if you’re unsure of what can go in your skip, we’re always happy to help.

And that’s it for our safety tips! Hopefully, you now feel more in tune with skips and how to be safe with them.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your skips, or you’re looking to hire a skip, contact our team on 01506 411 141 or for Edinburgh, 0131 558 7888 and one of our friendly, professional team members will be happy to help!

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