Useful tips when lowering a portable toilet




pink and blue portable toilets on the field

The design, build, and features of portable toilets make them easily movable. With an average weight of 87kg, these mobile facilities can easily be placed in a van and delivered to the respective site location. From a weight perspective, if this was Olympic boxing, the mobile unit would be placed in the cruiserweight category to contend with other contestants. As an interesting exercise, can you guess things that have a similar weight to a standard portable toilet?

Generally, items or animals around the 80kg mark, While you are contemplating consulting Google or coming up with some random guesses, let’s save time and share some of these similar weighted materials. You’ve got animals such as a mature male wolf, a year-and-a-half-old pig, a mountain lion, and four adult elephant hearts.

Similarly, inanimate items include eight large mirrors, eight pet food packages, and four commuter bikes. It creates a great visual representation of the average weight of most portable toilets you hire for events and construction projects. Most toilet hire companies transport these units across cities and towns to ensure clients’ needs are met. These restrooms will be delivered as scheduled. These will vary depending on the area, neighborhood, or postcode. For example, moving these units from Hertfordshire to Watford will cover 17.5 miles, and Hertfordshire to London is approximately 25.8 miles.    

Best practices exist for transporting and placing these items in the designated location. Like most things in life, the delivery process comprises different steps, aspects, or stages. We’ll focus on lowering these units during delivery. The van is simply a carrier of the facilities from the supplier’s base to the client’s location. Moving large items like portable toilets safely is always an essential aspect of the business and is never taken lightly. Regularly, mobile toilets are mounted and unmounted from the van. Let’s explore some safety guidelines or tips for lowering portable toilets. 

Valuable tips when lowering down a portable toilet:   

  1. Get a good grip: Ensure you have a good hold of the portable unit to prevent things from going out of control and becoming a safety concern. Maintaining a firm grip is often made possible when arms are within the boundary created by our legs; If support is required from the surface, a hook grip is ideal when we seek help from a different surface, like the railings on the van, as it will cause less strain on the wrist.  
  2. Position your feet: It is vital to keep the feet apart enough for better stability and balance while lowering the facilities. Effectively and safely using our legs is essential to lower the toilet units without drama. The lead leg is expected to be pointing forward and comfortably toward the direction the units are to be placed. 
  3. Lower slowly: It sounds like a given, but everyone needs to be reminded to lower slowly and at ease. We understand some units are ordered and delivered in an emergency with little room for delay and slackness. Regardless of the urgency of the delivery, the measured pace and ease with which the facilities are set down will prevent any threat to the health and safety of the workers. 

Portable toilets are constantly moved from one location to the other. Following manual handling tips is essential to ensuring the safety of the team and the timely delivery of the units. 

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