When shipping a porta potty, there are three primary phases: Unloading, securing, and transporting the unit.
Below, we’ll go over these three phases in more depth and explain how to prepare your portable restroom for transport.
Let’s get started!
To start, you’ll first need to unload the restroom.
Because of safety and damage concerns, you’ll want to keep an eye out for a couple of crucial details: Inspect the walkway and surrounding area before unloading the unit and ensure that you work steadily and carefully.
Next, we’ll provide some additional tips on each of these factors.
It’s always a solid idea to carefully inspect the immediate area before unloading equipment.
Before moving your port potty unit, perform a visual scan to ensure your travel pathway is clear of obstacles and dangers. Additionally, you’ll want to look at the unit itself to verify that it isn’t damaged or loaded improperly.
Once you’ve checked that the area is clear, you can start unloading the restroom.
For optimal efficiency, the ideal process is to slide the restroom towards the trailer’s exit point, grab the porta potty by its sides, and ease it off until it lands on the ground.
To perform the process as safely and effectively as possible, try to work slowly and consistently.
After you’ve unloaded the unit, your next step will be securing it to your flatbed trailer or dry van and preparing it for transport.
Let’s take a deeper look at this process!
The main task before transport is to attach your portable restroom to your trailer (in this case, either a flatbed or dry van.)
To attach the unit, it’s best to use a handcart, as this will drastically reduce the workforce you’ll need. Additionally, you’ll want to push the cart instead of pulling it, as this will prevent injuries to your back.
When moving the unit to your trailer, keep a steady balance. Unnecessary awkward movements can result in dropping your unit or even injuring yourself.
Instead, it’s best to maintain a straight back and solid footing while moving the handcart.
Furthermore, if you feel yourself losing your grasp on the unit, drop it immediately! Dropping the unit is always preferable to suffering injuries.
Once you’ve loaded your portable restroom, thoroughly check to ensure you’ve secured it properly.
If anyone is assisting you in loading the unit, ask them to help you secure the porta-potty to the trailer so you know there won’t be any surprises during transit.
To maximize the chances of a successful shipping journey, there are some helpful steps you can take ahead of time.
Let’s walk through some tips and tricks to prepare for practical transport.
Before the trailer gets on the road, you’ll want to check that the unit is secured correctly and that the vehicle is ready for transport.
If you have others with you, ask that they assist you in inspecting the vehicle and restroom.
Multiple sets of eyes on these objects will help ensure that no critical errors get overlooked before shipment.
Lastly, before your portable restroom sets off to its final destination, you can coordinate with those who will unload it to verify that safe, proper lifting and unloading techniques are used when removing the unit from the trailer.
Additionally, if you are also present at the new location, you can help oversee the unloading to observe that everything is running smoothly.
Transporting a porta-potty restroom comes with a unique set of challenges and obstacles. However, if you carefully and thoroughly run down our list of tips and tricks for shipping guidance, the unit should safely arrive at its new location.
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