You may have seen this topic and thought, “a skip bin, what could you possibly need to know about safety”. While a skip bin looks like a pretty simple product to use, as a professional in the industry, you would be surprised at the number of people I meet that have a horror story or have had a terrible injury from a skip bin.
While personal injury from loading a skip is a major concern, many other safety precautions must be taken in hiring skip bins in Brisbane Southside. In this article, I will run through some of the most important safety tips and advice I can give to you when you hire your next skip bin.
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Delivering skip bins
You’re probably surprised to see that there are safety precautions to consider before you even hire a skip bin in Brisbane Southside.
You first must survey your location to find the safest location for the bin’s placement. Find a location that offers firm ground support and a relatively flat surface. Avoid locations with overhanging powerlines or trees or anywhere else that might be problematic for the delivery truck to access.
You also need to consider the location in relation to the distance from the source of the waste. You won’t want to carry heavy items any further than necessary. However, in saying that, you also don’t want the skip bin positioned in an area where the delivery truck can do any damage to your home or property.
If you’re planning to place the skip bin on the road, think about any traffic issues that may arise. If possible, I would avoid placing the skip on the road or even the nature strip, both of which you will need to apply for a permit. You can do this here.
Loading skip bins
When it comes to loading skip bins, you need to be very careful – especially if you have heavy or bulky items to place in the skip. Standard skip bins, such as the image pictured below, have high surrounding walls and no access. Therefore, to place items in the skip, they need to be lifted high over the lip of the walls and tossed in. Depending on the severity, this can cause personal injury, from muscle sprains to spinal damage.
Never lift heavy items on your own. Always have a mate help you, or use a trolley to take some of the load.
My tip when looking at skip bins for hire in Brisbane Southside; hire one that offers walk-in access, such as the skips we offer here at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. Our unique rear-swing door is the entire height of our skips and completely opens to allow easy walk-in or even wheel-in access. This goes a long way in preventing any injuries caused by loading items into the skip.
A skip bin might look like a harmless product, but safety precautions should be taken in all areas of the hiring process. Choose a safe location for the skip bin to be placed that offers easy access for the delivery truck but is not too far away from the source of your waste, yet not too close either. When it comes to loading a skip, hiring a walk-in skip bin will help prevent any personal injury. Otherwise, be sure to seek help when lifting heavy items and be mindful of your actions.
If you’re looking to hire a skip bin in Brisbane Southside, then turn to 4 Waste. At 4 Waste Walk-In skip bins, we have unique custom-made bins that offer walk-in access. This greatly reduces any chance of personal injury and makes the loading process much easier.
Contact our office staff to hire skip bins in Brisbane Southside today. You can order your skip securely online via the order form below or by calling our office on 0413 333 330.