How to Prevent Injuries During Your Rental Bin Project

Here at National Bins, we have a client roster that ranges from large construction companies to small residential families. One thing that is consistent among the spectrum, is that everyone is at risk for injury when dealing with garbage removal Garbage and waste removal projects can be strenuous, tiring, and challenging at times, especially if you or your team are unprepared for the task. The team here at National Bins has put together some tips on effectively executing your bin rental and waste removal project safely and without injury. 

  1. Dress Appropriately 

This is one of the most precautionary steps you can make before beginning the project. Supplying high-quality gloves and footwear will guarantee everyone feels secure and confident in the removal process. Various items will be sharp, dirty or rough, and if they are mishandled or fall, your hands and feet will remain safe and intact. 

  1. Be Mindful of Overfilling 

It is vital to make sure you do not overfill the bin. It is common to remove more waste than initially expected. Our team informs our clients to never overload the container over the top edge of the dumpster. If you notice your bin rental is filling quicker than expected, contact your rental company promptly to get an earlier removal or replacement. 

  1. Keep an Eye Out for Injury Points

Jagged edges, sharp metal or pinch points can cause more harm than thought, and these can be missed if not pointed out. Keeping you and your team’s hands and feet away from corner gaps, especially when opening or closing the door, can avoid unnecessary injuries that will halt the removal process. It is also useful to do an initial scan of the bin when it first arrives, this will expose any potential safety threats and keep everyone safe.

  1. Weight Distribution 

If most of the waste is on one side or corner of your rental bin, this can cause shifting during opening, closing or transportation. Spilling the bin on sidewalks, on busy roads, or highways can be detrimental. It is essential to remind you and your removal team to distribute the weight across the entire bin evenly so everyone on, and off-site stays safe. 

Are you looking for full-service bin rental services in the Kitchener and Waterloo region? National Bins specializes in multi-size, same-day, and full-service bin removal solutions in the Kitchener and Waterloo area. We offer same-day rentals at the best prices. Contact our team today to book or ask any questions.