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Tips For Staying Safe Around Skips

By 15 March 2023January 17th, 2024No Comments

How to stay safe whilst hiring a skip

There are many different factors you should take into consideration when keeping a skip on your driveway or near your home. That’s why Reliable Skip Hire Edinburgh wants to provide these tips in the hope that they help you remain safe during your hire period.

  • Research

First things first, we always urge our customers to thoroughly research all companies in their local area to ensure that they chose a respectable and trustworthy one. Secondly, be sure to know what’s going to happen when you have the skip delivered. Check the driveway or public space for obstructions and has the correct space for the delivery to be successful. A small amount of research can prevent a number of accidents.

  • Delivery

When we deliver our skips your area needs to be accessible for our trucks. There should be a 3-meter clearance distance surrounding the skip once it has been sat down and the truck driver should be able to reverse the skip without being at an angle. Please don’t try to move the skip yourself as they are incredibly heavy and can cause serious injuries.

  • Hazardous Waste

Once your skip has been delivered, you can then start filling it with your unwanted waste. We provide all customers with a waste restrictions guide on our website. This shows you which items shouldn’t be put into your skip as they can be potential dangers. Some of these items being in your skip can land you with a fine of up to 100% of the cost of your skip or a wasted journey fee of £85 +VAT.


We want to ensure that all customers can have an easy and convenient skin hire experience. this includes staying safe and free form harm. Follow our tips and other guides in order to achieve this and contact our customer service team for any further assistance. You can use our online booking service to start and complete your order within minutes.

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