OUR FESTIVAL ADVICE:
THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS CAN ALWAYS BE TWEAKED BUT OUR ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS ARE:
- Start with a large dose of high quality, clean kit (yes, even for Thunder Boxes)
- Reduce costs by optimising the site plan and units provided
- Add the zest of a multi-award winning energetic, flexible and professional supplier
- Season with trained full time on-site event team with bags of experience
- Finish with a sprinkling of fun (who wants to work with boring suppliers?)
Accompany with: Greens (recycled consumables, fuel efficiency and reduced carbon footprint)
Preparation: All instructions to be followed and planned well in advance.
Bake: Usually in the heat of the summer.
Storage: Wrap up well (debrief) after the event and then re-use within 12 months.
Outcome: Multiple trophies in the cabinet and a lot of happy customer
OUR FESTIVAL CHECKLIST, TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE ALL BASES COVERED!
- The number of guests at your event will determine the number of portable toilets required.
- Other factors to consider are: event duration, food/fluid consumption (particularly alcohol), units available during short intervals/breaks, male:female ratio, extra time required for children, elderly or infirmed & whether there will be overnight camping. Please also ensure there are adequate staff facilities.
- Further independent advice on minimum scale for public entertainment are laid out in BS 6465-1:2006+A1:2009 (BSI Group) or via The Purple Guide to Event Management (www.thepurpleguide.co.uk).
- Consider access, location, type of toilet required, lighting, power, water supply, signage & security
- Lighting at night should be minimum 100 lux for general toilet areas & 200 lux for Accessible toilet areas (CIBSE).
- For events licensed for public entertainment, please agree toilet facilities with the local authority.
- The general rule of thumb is to have a minimum of 1 Disabled unit available per 2,000 people attending a public (ticketed) event to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. Private events do not legally require a Disabled Unit but should be considered if you are aware of guests with specific needs. More information is available at www.direct.gov.uk
- Ensure that your Event Insurance policy covers any loss or damage to the event toilets during the hire period.
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