Whilst commercial businesses need to follow strict health and safety guidelines, domestic customers are not so governed by such regulations and rules. So, to provide continued high levels of health and safety we would like to list a few pieces of skip hire common sense advice to bear in mind next time you hire a skip from us.
Where Is The Skip Being Placed
Before your skip is delivered to you, you need to prepare where the skip will be placed. It needs to be positioned on a flat and stable surface in an area that is free from obstructions and pedestrians. This will firstly make it easier to load your rubbish into the skip but will also avoid causing injury or damage to other people.
Consider Public health And Safety
If your skip is to be located on a public road, make sure you notify us at Cardiff and Caerphilly Skips as the skip you are hiring may require safety equipment and a permit. We can advise you on this when you hire the skip.
Delivery Of Your Skip
On the day of delivery of your skip give clear instructions to the driver regarding where the skip should be positioned. Make sure this area is clear from any obstructions and that no people, pets or children are in the near vicinity.
Once the skip has been delivered never attempt to move the skip. They are very heavy and doing so could risk injury or damage your property and the skip.
Loading Your Skip
When loading a skip, it is best to load bigger and heavier items first with lighter and smaller items on top. Smaller items or materials like soil and commercial waste will fill the spaces in and around these larger items and it is a more efficient way of filling your skip.
Make sure you pay attention to the way you load heavy items to avoid injury to your back. If possible, get an extra pair of hands to help with loading the bigger and bulky items. Keep your back straight, bend your knees and lift with your legs.
Never Overfill Your Skip
Overfilling of any skip can be dangerous and it is against the law for a skip company to move an overfilled skip. The contents of a skip should not be filled past the top of the skip sides. Talk to us about this if unsure.
If you think you may have a lot of waste to dispose of it is always better to order a larger more commercial sized skip than one that is too small. The cost may be more, but you avoid the risk of hiring twice and having to overfill a skip that is too small. Talk to us about skip sizes.
Removing Hazardous Waste
When it comes to hazardous waste and skips the simple rule is leave it out. Items that are considered hazardous will have their own set of rules and guidelines that govern their disposal. Some items such as asbestos will need specialist help to deal with their removal while other items such as batteries or fridges should be taken to a recycling centre to be disposed of.
Cardiff Skip Hire
Looking for skip hire in Cardiff? For a fast and reliable service at competitive prices, please call us now on 02920 862328. As a leading and fully licensed waste management company in Caerphilly, we offer a wide range of waste disposal services for both residential and commercial customers. From Mini, Maxi and Builders’ Skips, through to Roll on Offs, Tipper Hire and a Wait and Load service, we have the perfect solution to all your waste disposal and recycling needs.