Approaching end of 2023…

Where has the time gone, this year isn’t over yet however it’s been a busy one for everyone at Buchanan’s. We’ve upgraded our fleet, we’ve had employee’s gain new qualifications and so much more…It’s been great so far.

As the end of the year approaches, we start preparing for our ISO Audit…

“An ISO audit is an audit of your organization’s compliance with one of the standards set forth by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)”

To pass an audit, we need to ensure that all of our documents are up to date and everything is recorded accurately, throughout the whole year.

We do this by ensuring we follow all our policies and procedures and regularly update and review documents.

It’s important to keep informed and knowledgeable on every aspect of the business, this way we follow a “on the go” approach and we can fix any issues that arise first hand, ensuring we aren’t leaving anything left behind or forgotten.

We ensure all our equipment is calibrated such as our weighbridge, Avery Weigh Tronix checks and ensures our weighbridge is working correctly and accurately.

Our lifting equipment on trucks require LOLER certificates to ensure 100% safety when our drivers are delivering and uplifting skips.

We have repair and maintenance contracts in place for all our trucks to ensure they are road worthy and safe.

We have health and safety policies in place around the office and yard, ensuring all staff have access at any time.

Staff are trained numerous times a year – Transport manager leads a “Tool box talk” which refreshes certain topics.

Buchanan’s policies & licenses can be found on our website here

Good luck to us, I’m sure we’ll smash it!

New Fleet

It’s been a great year for our transport team, we’ve upgraded our fleet with brand new trucks.

“2 x New Volvo FL 280bhp 4×2 18t Skip loaders with Thompson UK Bodies complete with wireless remotes and sheeting systems.

Finished with Kelsa Top bars fitted by the team at Volvo Broxburn.”

Our Transport Manager/Semi-Professional truck photographer, John Cunningham showing us how to take photos of our latest addition to our fleet….Check the pics below!

This brand new DAF Skip Loader comes fitted with remote control WEBB equipment – The safest possible way to deliver and collect skips allowing the driver complete 360° visibility when delivering or uplifting a skip.

New trucks

The photo… 

The moment…


Are you a local business, trades person or a Ltd company looking for a new skip hire supplier?

At Buchanan’s, we are able to provide some cracking prices for business’ who would rather work with a local family business, just email us at or send in an enquiry for more information.


Facebook Competition

This is our second Facebook competition this year which has done really well – Thanks to everyone for spreading the word and entering for a chance to win a free 4yd Skip Hire.

The competition is still open until 26th September 2023 so click the link to enter.


Waste Reminder

A question we get asked often…
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list – these are just some of the items that we cannot accept in our skips. If you are unsure about any of the items you wish to dispose of, please do not hesitate to give our experienced waste team a call on 01506 411141

And again…

We want to thank our customers for their continuous support this year, it’s because of you we are able to do what we do.

Soon enough it will be time to plan team Christmas nights out and a well deserved break.. let’s hope 2024 is as good as this year has been so far.