Tardis marches in time
Whilst we aren’t event planners ourselves, Tardis has been involved with many festivals and events each year since we began hiring out our portable toilets in 1991.
And so, we are well placed to offer advice to those planning for an influx of visitors for an event, at least where sanitation is concerned.
As part of your almost military style operation, consider how many folk are going to be attending. What’s going to be the gender split, if it’s predominantly male for example, you can reduce “loo queues” by increasing the number of urinals you provide over Tardis toilets.
Will there be alcohol served? This definitely increases demand on toilet facilities and should be factored into the grand plan.
Remember also to provide specially designed toilets for the disabled and of course if you really want to show you’re on the ball, showers and hand wash facilities too.
All of these we can provide to enhance your event.
But it’s not just a matter of putting your toilets out in a line and opening the gates.
Those toilets will need cleaning and replenishing which will require a rota based on the number of toilets, the envisaged number of visitors and of course the duration of the event. For example, if you’re running for more than a day and there’s overnight camping, this all adds to the demand on the facilities.
Also where campers are concerned, you should provide a separate disposal point to allow them to empty their waste rather than have them to pour it into the toilet units. Ensure your guests know where these points are located to keep the toilet units at peak operating performance.
The reason for this is there’s a fine balance between the amount of biochemical solution and of course the physical storage capacity of these units.
Campers have a habit of pouring their “stuff” into the toilet units causing them to fill or overflow more quickly than with regular use.
Siting your toilets is also pretty important for two reasons. Good firm ground which if it rains you want to remain good and firm. Our service vehicles which can be a full sized tanker need to be able to get close enough to empty the units and not get bogged down in mud.
Also at busy events, you’d be surprised at how many people will still want to try use the toilets when there’s a crew cleaning them up.
This is where good event management comes in. Cordoning off the units being serviced is a good idea or at least marshalling people away to another facility. It all makes for a smoother operation.
If you’re in the process of planning an event, give our team a call to discuss the options.
Call 0800 731 0589