3 Reasons To Consider Having A Lid Fitted To Your Forklift Tipping Bin
Forklift tipping bins are available on the market in a variety of configurations and specifications, but one of the more over-looked additions to a forklift bin is a lid. With environmental standards becoming ever more stringent, there are good reasons why you should consider having a lid fitted to your forklift tipping bin
In this blog, we've outlined three of the most beneficial reasons why you should consider having a lid fitted to your forklift tipping bin
With forklift tipping bins being used throughout all industries and for handling a variety of waste and debris such as building rubble, scrap metal, timber offcuts, packaging etc, there may be some instances when the waste that you are putting into your forklift skip bin needs to be kept a little more secure from prying eyes.
In terms of documentation, Its always best practice to ensure confidential paperwork is shredded before placing into your forklift tipping bin, but sometimes simply throwing away out of date letter headed paper can expose you to the risk of fraud, should you not consider shredding.
A lockable lid fitted to your forklift tipping bin keeps all contents of the tipping bin locked away from any scrupulous or inquisitive passer-bys
One of the more common types of waste debris that are used with forklift tipping bins is paper, cardboard and packaging material. Whilst forklift skip bins are ideal for collecting and disposing of this type of rubbish, due to the lightweight nature of the majority of this type of debris, it is not uncommon for the contents of the skip to be blown about and left strewn across the yard or workplace premises.
Ensuring your forklift tipping bin comes with a fully fitted lid will prevent such instances of rubbish being blown about whilst also offering the added benefit of helping to reduce any skip odours that may otherwise be omitted
An open tipping bin left exposed to the elements, unfortunately, means its also exposed to unwanted vermin such as rats looking for a place to investigate. With the majority of industries having a problem with pest control to some degree, keeping any type of infestation or colonisation of rats, bugs and animals at bay will prevent your business from falling foul of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, where the government defines a statutory nuisance as "any insects emanating from relevant industrial, trade or business premises and being prejudicial to health or a nuisance"
Keeping your forklift tipping bin off-limits to any type of vermin is easily achieved when a lid is integral to the design of the tipping bin