Sky’s the limit for portable toilet delivery

Tardis Environmental are proud as Punch to announce they are the first environmental company to begin deliveries of portable toilets to site by drone.

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Five years in the development to get the mechanics right. Squadron leader Ade Boydon said today, “We’ve finally cracked the weight issue by removing the liquid element in the portable toilet unit prior to delivery. Further weight reductions have been achieved by employing a carbon fibre toilet seat and thinner toilet paper”.

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Ade Boydon – Squadron Leader

“A revolutionary new powdered bio-chemical compound is part of the delivery, the client simply adds plain tap water and BOOM, you’ve a fully operational portable toilet”.

At the moment, due to the CAA ruling on drone activity near airports, we are unable to operate a delivery by drone service inside the M25 circle or within 5 miles of any major airport.

Drone deliveries are set to commence on Saturday April 1st launching from our Cannock Road depot in Wolverhampton.

The maiden flight will be marked with a ceremony where a bottle of Prosecco will be broken against the hull of the flying Tardis toilet prior to take off.

Route and destination details will be programmed from Tardis mission control in Brownhills where state of the art fly by wire navigation equipment has completed testing.

For further details of this revolutionary delivery service click here or telephone the flight desk on 0800 731 0589.

Tardis celebrates 25 years in business

25 years of Tardis

 

Life was different back then

Back in 1991, a loaf of bread cost 54 pence and a pint of milk 32p. Beer was £ 1.37 a pint and Tardis Environmental arrived on the scene in a much smaller form that it is today.

Our ops director Rob as one of the founders of the company, had a shuffle through his shoebox of memories and provided some pictures of the kind of vehicles the company began with and used throughout the 90s.Tardis 25 years


Tardis 25 years

25 Years ago, tankers were a lot less sphisticated

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How we’ve grown

The company started out with 2 people and now employs over a hundred at 8 depots around the country.

There are no secrets to how we became the fastest growing environmental company in the UK. Just sheer hard work and a mantra of putting the customer first.

We study our industry closely, anticipate and meet regulatory requirements including environmental, Health & Safety, water hygiene to name just three.

In 2015, the company split off water related service to a new division called Tardis H2O on site and rather like the distinctive Tardis vehicles, the tankers are easily spotted on Britain’s roads.

Both the company and the equipment it uses have come a long way in the 25 years of operation.  Today’s fleet is modern and well equipped to deal with the demanding tasks the environmental and bulk water industries demand.

Oddly, whilst the shape of vehicles may have changed over the quarter century, portable toilet design remains quite similar. Here’s to the next 25 years.

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Tardis announces Wi-Fi enabled toilets

Tardis announces new Wi-Fi enabled portable toilets for hire.

Tardis Environmental are delighted to announce a new free service to its client base, establishing the company as leaders in portable toilet hire for construction, events and festivals.

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Tardis are the first company in the UK to feature a Wi-Fi connection in all new rental toilet units delivered to site from April 1st 2016.

What’s more, the service is entirely free of charge, with unlimited bandwidth on offer so occupants can enjoy social media such as Facebook, YouTube and Skype as they perform their daily ablutions.

Tardis Environmental’s Head of Internet Features I.B. Fuller Flannel said earlier today “This is the breakthrough we’ve been waiting for. Everyone’s connected these days with smartphones and tablets, now when they’re on the throne. they’ll be able to enjoy free unlimited 4G broadband service all care of Tardis Toilet Hire”.

The new Wi-Fi enabled Tardis Toilets are currently being rolled out across the country, but we expect demand to be high, so customers seeking a connected commode are advised to book ahead.

Further details on the new Wi-Fi enabled Tardis Portable Toilet can be found by clicking here…

Introducing the Tardis Toilet Calculator

Ok so maybe a bit over the top but we’re excited to share our new interactive toilet calculator with our readers. It’s already proving to be very helpful.

Here at Tardis Environmental we understand it can be a stressful task organising an event or festival, with so many things to arrange. We are already receiving enquires about events for 2016! When organising larger events with a high attendance expected it can become even more confusing.

We are always asked, ‘how many portable toilets do i need?’. In order to make organising sanitation for your event as stress free as possible, we’ve put together a guide that will answer this question for you.

There are a number of factors that can effect the number of portable toilets required, with these factors included in the new toilet calculator. An important influencing factor is the consumption of alcohol, as this will increase the usage and therefore the number of portable toilets required.

The only other information you will be asked is the maximum attendance of your event and the duration of your event (measured in hours).

We’ve also included a calculator for construction sites.

Click here to take a look and let us know your thoughts.

For further assistance contact our hire desk team on the usual phone number 0800 731 0589.

Don’t forget, we can offer the complete event sanitation service from portable toilet hire, water bowsers and waste tank hire.

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Portable Toilet Troubleshooting Guide

Very occasionally, a few problems occur when using portable toilets. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you get them back up and running as soon as possible.

Safety Warning

When you open the toilet unit, you are working in an unsanitary environment. Please ensure you wear appropriate PPE before engaging in even the most minor maintenance operations.

Common problems encountered with portable toilets and how to troubleshoot them.

If the toilet won’t flush properly, lift the lid on the waste tank.

You will see a 1″ pipe with a plastic mesh bag hanging from the gusher pump. It is fastened to the pipe by a jubilee clip.

Occasionally, the pipe assembly will become loose. Affix this by pushing the pipe and the bag on the underside of the pump.

If the pipe is still fixed in place, check for splits. If a split is discovered a new pipe and mesh bag will have to be ordered/supplied.

Portable Toilet Troubleshooting

Less common – If the pipe and bag are in good working order, check below the gusher pump for the condition of the black circular tubular diaphragm. If this is damaged, a Tardis engineer will be required to repair it.

Less commonly, with heavy use, two other issues occur. The toilet paper can cause the filter to become blocked. One sign of this is the flush handle becoming stiff to operate. If this happens, you will need to call a Tardis engineer to repair the problem.

If the flush handle has been operated aggressively, the mechanism may snap. The flush handle will move around with no resistance and the flush will not operate. In this instance, you will also require an engineer to repair it.

Very occasionally, the nozzle shown below can become blocked. The best solution if this happen, is to clear it with a jet lance.

Portable Toilet Troubleshooting

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Hiring a portable toilet – what do I need to know?

Here at Tardis Environmental, we like to make everything as simple as possible for our clients.

In this post, we have answered a number of important questions which should be considered when hiring a portable toilet, portable disabled toilet, portable shower or portable urinal unit.

Is there adequate access for delivery of the units?
When hiring a portable toilet or other units from the range we offer, the delivery vehicle will depend on the quantity ordered, delivered using a 3.5 ton, 7.5 ton or 7.5 ton vehicle with trailer.

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Where will I site the unit/units?
When hiring a portable toilet, the unit will need to be sited where our drivers can easily drop off and collect.

If there is a wall or other obstacle in the way, then a crane-mounted lorry may be required for delivery and collection. Please inform us if this is the case at the time of ordering.

Do I need water, electric and foul waste connection?
Tardis cold wash portable toilets do not need any connections, but may require servicing if on hire for a long period of time or have numerous users.

Tardis hot wash portable toilets require a 240v 16amp connection to an electricity source.

Tardis portable shower units also require a water source and run off for the waste, as well as a 240v 32amp electricity supply.

Additional services?
Tardis cold wash portable toilets are self-contained requiring no additional plumbing or connections. Portable showers and hot wash portable toilets do however require a connection to external services.

We can supply a fully qualified Tardis plumber or electrician to complete the necessary connections. Please talk to the hire desk at the time of booking for more details.

Are the units going to be safe?
We recommend that units are delivered and sited in a location where they are less likely to be stolen or vandalised.

Please be aware, that whilst our units are on hire to you, you are fully responsible for any damage that may occur.

How many portable toilets do I need for my event?
It is important to consider the number of toilets you will require in ratio to the number of people attending your event.

If you are unsure of the numbers, our hire desk are here to help, with experience in both small and large events, we can advise the unit quantities most suitable to your event.

What will be supplied with the toilet?
The portable toilets will be delivered with toilet roll and hand sanitizer, unless sink fitted and we will also supply paper towels.

Once the initial supplies run out, it is your responsibility to replenish consumables unless you have requested us to replenish consumables.

When will we collect the toilets?
We will try to collect the units as soon as possible after the hire period has finished. Please allow up to 5 working days for collection. During this tine, the units are still the responsibility of the customer.

Important questions when hiring a portable toilet

We hope to have answered any questions you may have about hiring a portable toilet.

If there is anything we have missed out, contact our hire desk team who are here to help.

View our range of portable toilets, portable showers and portable urinals online at www.tardishire.co.uk

 

Tardis says it’s CHRISTMAAAASSSS !

It’s accepted we all like a good rest at Christmas and a mince pie or two, but gremlins never rest and someone has to be on call to deal with them.

Although the Tardis crew will be putting up their Christmas stockings hoping for everything they deserve, the operation is a 365 day a year affair and we will be available for emergency call out.

 

The same number as usual and the same level of service applies.

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We really hope you won’t need us, but we’ll be there if you do.

Thanks for being with us through 2014 and for following our blog, Twitter feed and Facebook page.

We really enjoyed your pictures of Tardis toilets and tankers you spotted out on location, even on the telly. Keep sending them in and we’ll keep featuring them. For meritorious contributions, we have been know to post out some Tardis goodies as reward, so just keep that in mind.

We plan to continue running humorous features and expanding our instructional videos like our recent Crossrail compliant video, which was very well received.

And of course, when the occasion rises, we’ll be dressing up rather like we did in our onesies for Children in need and our wooly pullies for Save the Children.

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Tardis and the Crossrail project

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Crossrail, the largest engineering project in Europe and Tardis has been part of it.

In a nutshell, Crossrail is 73 miles of railway set to serve London and the south east, improving journey times and connecting with many existing lines.

As a supplier of goods and services to the project, Tardis Environmental have invested heavily in our fleet to make them “Crossrail compliant”. This includes the provision of safety equipment that is additional to the level we already send our vehicles to work carrying.

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Fresnel lenses for example, smaller but similar to those found in lighthouses in this instance they are used to bend light allowing a driver to see personnel or cyclists approaching on the inside blind spot.

Side scan detection is now standard Crossrail  equipment, designed to detect cyclists or pedestrians in close proximity to the nearside.

In practice, audible tones or warnings exterior to the vehicle are triggered when the left hand indicator is activated and should there be a person detected in the field of the scan, the driver inside the cab is alerted by audible tone also.

Some side scan systems have the added safety of exterior cameras greatly reducing the chance of a mishap.

In addition, warning livery is added to the vehicle as are under run bars down each side.

Woe betide any contractor who fails to meet the high standards lain down by Crossrail. Exclusion from all sites and fines meted out often being the penalty.

Safety is in everyone’s interest. Our spec sheets detail our Crossrail compliant vehicles which of course can be used elsewhere, where stringent safety is practised.

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Read the signs – Tardis are recruiting

They’re all over the place. Stop signs, no parking signs and signs telling you to give way.

Did you know there’s a reason a Give Way sign is an inverted triangle, when all other information (rather than must obey) signs are the other way up?

The answer being, if the sign is obscured by snow or mud, from its shape alone, you still know it is a Give Way sign, Highway Code and all that.

Currently, there are other signs appearing on our roads, but these aren’t issued by the Department of Transport.

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You’ll find them on the back of Tardis trucks and vans and they’re a sign that Tardis is recruiting.

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Tardis are expanding and have recruitment opportunities at a number of depots around the country.

Click on the link  here to go to our website recruitment page to see current availability and the procedure to apply.

 

 

Freddie the Frog The Portable Toilet Mover

Festival Portable ToiletsMeet Freddie the Frog

Freddie the frog is our newest member to the Tardis family. Freddie the Frog will be used when large orders of portable toilets are requested. Freddie will mostly be used for events and festivals, where moving and placing portable toilets can take up most of the time of the portable toilet service.

With Freddie’s forklift attachment and 350kg lifting capability’s time spent moving and unloading the portable toilets and getting them to the correct location takes no time at all. Not only does this speed up the unloading time but also free up your time and resources, so you can concentrate on getting the rest of the festival or event organised.

Technical Data on Freddie

  • Max Pulling force      620daN
  • Max Lift                      350kg
  • Turning Radius         2100mm
  • Weight                        620kg

Features

  • Without attachment can be stored on the portable toilet delivery truck and only take up one space
  • Light weight and will not harm grass
  • Great turning circle
  • Four wheel drive
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The mini forklift will be able to carry all portable toilets from cold/hot wash, event toilets, disabled toilets and portable urinals.

If you want a quick event portable toilet service gives us a call on freephone 0800 731 0589 and ask about our event portable toilet service.