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Welfare facility hiring consideration when planning for an event

Organising events requires a lot of planning as there is little or no margin for error. Without proper planning and execution, things could go wrong such as the collapsing of structures, overcrowding, suffocation to stage failures and urinating and defecation in the field due to insufficient toilet units. A few other things to consider when organising a live sporting or musical event are the acts on stage, ticketing, secure cabling, capacity of the venue,  catering facilities, communication equipment, disabled access, fire and emergency, first aid, security and welfare facilities for temporary staff and attendees.

Provision of welfare facilities for site workers 

Big events like festivals and sporting contests require construction workers to set up structures such as stages, marquees, grand stands, viewing platforms and temporary barricades. The construction design and management regulation of 2015 (CDM 2015) demands organisers put certain standards in place to ensure the well-being of the workers whilst performing their duties. For venues with limited or no toilet facilities, it is important to hire mobile units to cater for the needs of site workers. This will ensure they carry out their duties to the best standard and meet the project deadline.

Supply of welfare facilities to the event audience

For event sites with limited toilet units, it is essential that sufficient facilities are hired to cater for all attendees. A good starting point is to calculate the number of toilets and hand basins required for your entire audience. You’ll have to take into consideration elements such as the age ranges of your attendees, duration of the event, type of food and drinks sold at the venue. Armed with the right audience and site data, it is important to contact a portable toilet hire company for more guidance with the appropriate range and ratio of units for your given event. Some event organisers could go with a ratio of one toilet per 100 female attendees,one toilet per 500 males and one urinal for every 150 males (link to BBC events general guidance). When planning the welfare units, it is important to make adequate provision for blockages and breakdowns due to frequent usage. You should also consider hiring disabled toilet units and ensure there are sufficient hand wash and sanitizing features in the hired units.

 

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