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How to Stay Safe When Handling a Skip

It is said that there isn’t a more effective method of waste disposal than skip hire. After all, they can be used for a variety of different projects and the market offers a range of different sizes ranging from mini (small) to midi (medium) to maxi (big) in order to offer customers the ability to hire the most appropriate skip for their needs. With this said, it is vital that a skip is handled with care during a disposal project as incorrect usage can have devastating consequences. Read on as we go over a few top safety tips that everybody should remember when it comes to skip hire…

What materials are not safe for disposal in a skip?

One of the most important aspects of hiring a skip that clients must be made aware of is the materials that are not permitted for placement in a skip. After all, many people make the mistake of disposing of dangerous materials like asbestos, plasterboard and electrical appliances in a skip and since they are considered a health hazard, they must be disposed of by experts at a specialist facility.

Why is overfilling a skip dangerous?

Although a skip can be hired based on size, it is important to recognise that they also come with a specific weight capacity and fill line that should never be breached. After all, a skip is lifted onto a removal lorry when a hire contract ends and if it is too heavy then a hire company will not be able to remove the waste from the property. Overfilling a skip can also put people in danger as materials are more likely to fall out and land on workers.

Where should a skip be placed during a hire?

There are several rules and regulations that state where a skip can and cannot be placed in order to ensure that people stay safe. For instance, a skip that is going to be placed on a public roadside requires a permit from the local council in order to ensure that it does not pose a risk to drivers and pedestrians. After all, that is why they are often brightly coloured as the yellow tinge reflects car headlights and ensures that drivers will see the skip.

Here at PWM Skip Hire, we try to emphasise the importance of skip hire safety at every opportunity as we believe that our clients deserve to get the best service possible. From home renovations to construction work, a skip can be hired for a variety of different projects and it is vital that safety regulations are abided by at all times. To find out more information about skip safety, get in contact with the best skip hire Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the PWM team today!