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Rob B  
#1 Posted : 09 April 2021 10:55:52(UTC)
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Rob B

Hi, im currently tasked with providing a SOP for the netting of skips at ground level, this needs to take into consideration skips that may need trimming by the driver.

I want to remove all risks invloved in working at height to undertake the task safely, is there any SOP currently available for this type procedure.

Roundtuit  
#2 Posted : 09 April 2021 11:33:15(UTC)
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Roundtuit

Why are you looking at manually netting - do your trucks not have an extendable net system?

Roundtuit  
#3 Posted : 09 April 2021 11:33:15(UTC)
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Roundtuit

Why are you looking at manually netting - do your trucks not have an extendable net system?

Rob B  
#4 Posted : 10 April 2021 07:02:24(UTC)
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Rob B

No, we are still manually sheeting and unfortunately at the moment not looking to update to autosheeting hence the question.

Im looking to improve our driver safety by implementing a SOP to carryout the task

AcornsConsult  
#5 Posted : 10 April 2021 07:21:23(UTC)
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Are we looking at all sizes or up to a certain size!   Is there an association or group that discusses industry specific ideas / guidance.   From personal experience of having had skips, including for asbestos, the driver has either had an auto-sheet or been more than capable of sheeting on the ground without climbing on the skip.  The easier ones, on reflection, seemed to do it with the way they unfolded the sheet over the load so that may be the lesson to learn and may also solve the safety question.
 The amateurs looked like net fishing and randomly throwing it in the air hoping for success.
do you plan on investing in auto sheeting? If not, then looks like investing will be in other routines.  Perhaps one of the things would be how to reject a collection rather than putting the driver at risk of having to climb on the load rather than expecting the driver to accept very load.

Rob B  
#6 Posted : 10 April 2021 07:38:39(UTC)
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Rob B

Looking at mainly 16yd skips full of C&D waste from construction sites, these type skips can be very difficult to net due to objects pointing upwards causing issue rolling the net out.

I have looked at providing a telescopic type pole hook to assist but this still doesnt make the job much easier. 

AcornsConsult  
#7 Posted : 12 April 2021 17:04:10(UTC)
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AcornsConsult

Hi Rob,  if its a matter of spikey bits sticking out from the skip, is it more the problem of how the skipo has been loaded and assumed by client to be safe to move, than it is the ability of the driver to net it?  
Isn't one of the options, the idea of training / educating the clients as to the condition of the skips would be accepted for removal and that if they need to be re-arranged, either it is done by the client or is a chargeable item to the client.  It may not sit kindly with clients, but nor would an insecure load sit well with the TC or a fall from heights by driver trying to fix the problem sit well with the HSE!

thanks 1 user thanked AcornsConsult for this useful post.
Rob B on 14/04/2021(UTC)
Roundtuit  
#8 Posted : 12 April 2021 18:37:19(UTC)
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Roundtuit

Most skip users abuse the rules of loading (level loads only is a standard requirement).

Essentially they hold the skip company to ransom - "you want it back, move it as it stands".

Trouble is like H&S professionals there are plenty of skip suppliers to choose from.

What the waste industry needs is a register of offenders they all choose not to deal with that way level suitable loading will become the norm and manual netting will no longer be an issue.

As to the OP there is a known solution albeit at a cost - the justification for not having invested would be decided by a court

Roundtuit  
#9 Posted : 12 April 2021 18:37:19(UTC)
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Roundtuit

Most skip users abuse the rules of loading (level loads only is a standard requirement).

Essentially they hold the skip company to ransom - "you want it back, move it as it stands".

Trouble is like H&S professionals there are plenty of skip suppliers to choose from.

What the waste industry needs is a register of offenders they all choose not to deal with that way level suitable loading will become the norm and manual netting will no longer be an issue.

As to the OP there is a known solution albeit at a cost - the justification for not having invested would be decided by a court

Rob B  
#10 Posted : 14 April 2021 10:32:18(UTC)
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Rob B

Thanks for the advise and help on this, all duly noted

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