Glastonbury 2017

Glastonbury rolls round once again.

glasto 2017

It’s a good job we like festivals at Tardis, we certainly provide plant to enough of them and again this year we found ourselves at Glastonbury but in our case three weeks before any of the artistes, delivering waste tanks as oft we do.

 

Tardis waste tanks for Glastonbury

One lorry load of waste tanks for the festival

There’s still an air of magic about the place especially when you catch a glimpse of the iconic pyramid stage, but the sheer size of the place and the acres of rolling green countryside is certainly as impressive.

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The first festival was held in 1970 and headlined by T Rex who according to Chris Evans on the wireless this morning, were paid in milk.

Ticket price back then was a pound.

Famous as we are in our own right for portable toilets, we note that in 1999, the Manic Street Preachers caused a little bit of an upset by putting a notice on a portable toilet declaring it exclusively for their use.

In 2002, forty thousand tubes of sun block were handed out by the welfare tent.

1987 was the year of the trouser thieves.  Overnight, hundreds of pairs were stolen from tents and of course anything of value in the pockets removed by scallywags.  Next day trouserless men and women were seen wandering around the site.  Many of the stolen pants were discovered dumped in a muddy ditch

In 2007, it was reported that there were 2,485 miles of toilet paper on the site, enough to stretch from London to Baghdad.

30 Megawatts  of electricity is consumed at the festival, that’s enough to power a city the size of Bath.

In 2004, Paul McCartney was fined £ 1000 by the local council for playing past the curfew.

The iconic pyramid stage made its first appearance in 1971 and was made of corrugated sheeting and scaffolding poles.

The second incarnation came along in 1981 and doubled as a cowshed in winter. It burned to the ground in 1991.

Rising from the ashes in the year 2000, the third stage appeared and is based on the great pyramid at Giza in Egypt. It is 40 metres x 40 metres and is constructed from materials approved by Greenpeace.

The rolling Stones, Radiohead, Oasis, Tom Jones, Paul Weller Peter Gabrial, Dame Shirley Bassey (and her pink diamond emblazoned Wellies), David Bowie and the Who are just a few of the big names who’ve performed on this iconic stage

Did you know, that there are over a hundred stages at the festival ?

If like us, you don’t actually get there, there’s excellent coverage across the BBCs TV, radio and digital platforms, so you can bop til you drop (as you young folk say) in the privacy of your own home, garden or down the pub.

This year’s line up includes:

Radiohead, Kris Kristofferson, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Barry Gibb, The Pretenders, Liam Gallagher, The Jacksons, Hot House Flowers, Andy Fairweather – Low (and the Low Riders) and of course hundreds or other acts across the site.

Did you also know, that the cows who live on the farm the year round, are shipped off on their holidays to make way for the festival goers? In fact we didn’t see any when we were delivering waste tanks three weeks ago.

Time magazine named organiser Micheal Eavis as one of the most influential people on the planet, to which he responded, “I’ve got cows to sort out”.

However you’ll be taking in “Glasto” this year, enjoy the entertainment and at the time of writing, it looks set to be a mud free one.

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Useful links for Glastonbury 2017

The official Glastonbury website

Impressive BBC Glastonbury 2017 site

 

All set for Glastonbury

Glastonbury official banner c/o Glastonbury official website

Yes, Tardis is doing Glastonbury again, well actually we’ve already done it, right by the iconic pyramid stage too !

Pyramid stage at Glasto

The iconic pyramid stage at Glastonbury

In our case, despite having our banjo and washboards ready to give the performance of a lifetime, we were delivering waste tanks for use during the festival, forty eight of them to be precise.

 

Waste tanks

Second load of waste tanks for Glastonbury

First thing that shocks about Glastonbury site, is the sheer size. It’s enormous to say the least.

We arrived with the second batch of waste tanks, issued a special delivery pass by the organisers and then waited in a large compound to be guided to where the tanks were needed.

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Friendly gate security pic c/o Glastonbury official website

Shortly after, a friendly lad named Jason led us through acres of green farmland to a location right by the pyramid stage, where we unloaded the tanks and they put ID markers on them so they wouldn’t get lost when utilised around the festival site.

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Jason unloads the tanks from the lorry

With three weeks to go, the site was pretty busy all over and well organised.

Our banjo and washboard medley rejected on the grounds of talent, or lack of it, this year’s confirmed line up includes:

Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Barry Gibb, Katy Perry, Kriss Kristofferson, The Jacksons to name just the ones we’ve heard of.

This year, there’s over a hundred stages and supporting such worthy causes as WaterAid, Oxfam and Greenpeace.

Here at Tardis, we’ve a theory, based on the fact we saw nothing but green grass and firm ground everywhere we went on the site.  Therefore, they must ship all that mud in for people to wallow in.

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Offloading the lorry with the iconic pyramid stage in the background

It’s only a theory and like all of those like us who don’t have tickets for the entertainment, we’ll be watching out for the mud and the superb musical performances coming from Worthy Farm from the 21st to the 25th of June.

Glastonbury official site: http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/

 

Summer is here!

It’s been a busy year already here at Tardis Environmental with the planning of festivals and events across the UK.

From portable toilet hire to drinking water delivery, we’ve got the festival and events season sorted.

Now the Summer has officially started in Britain, we thought we would have a look at exciting events to come.

This weekend, one of the UK’s largest music festivals, Glastonbury takes place. We have already delivered 45 waste tanks to the site in preparation for the music festival to begin.

Glastonbury Waste Tanks Delivery

Glastonbury Waste Tanks Delivery

Our waste tanks are available for both sale and hire, are the ideal temporary waste storage device, and can be buried or sited beneath toilet blocks, shower blocks, canteens, etc.

The next event on the calendar is the Silverstone Grand Prix taking place between 3rd and 5th July. On a recent post, we mentioned the portable toilets we would be delivering to a nearby camping site.

Portable toilet hire is probably what we are best known for. Our self-contained portable toilets do not need a connection to any other service so are ideal for events of all sizes and all locations. We would however recommend servicing to keep them hygienic and fresh.

Portable toilet Hire

Along with portable toilet hire, we can also offer portable urinals providing a solution for male users. Our 4-bay and 6-bay portable urinals would reduce the queues significantly, giving visitors more chance to enjoy the goings on.

For a complete sanitation system, particularly for events taking place over a few days, portable shower hire is also available. This would allow for people to stay fresh and clean throughout. Waste from the portable shower units can then be dispensed into a drain, soakaway or your could hire a waste tank.

On the second weekend in July, we will be delivering yet more portable toilets – to the Hyper Japan Festival held at the O2 as well as 10 waste tanks to the Milton Keynes Bowl, a Live Nation event.

Finally, on the 1st August the Leicester Caribbean Carnival takes place. If you are attending, look out for Tardis portable toilets!

How else can Tardis Environmental help?

Many festivals and outdoor events are situated where there is no access to a mains water supply. At any event the availability of clean drinking water is important.

We already offer event water supply to many types of festivals and events nationwide.

Whether you chose to hire a water bowser or water tank, require delivery of clean drinking water to existing water storage on site or would prefer bottled drinking water – we have an event water supply to suit your needs.

Bulk Water Delivery

Bulk Water Delivery

If it’s portable toilet hire, waste tanks, bulk water delivery or information on any of the other services we offer you require, call our friendly sales team on 0800 731 0589.

Visit the Tardis Environmental website today.

Who’s going to Glastonbury ? Tardis is !

Waste tanks for Glastonbury 

It’s a logistical nightmare to prepare a well organised festival for 175,000+ revelers, caterers and musicians alike.

We’ve been there before, got the T shirt and we’re there again this year.

A total of 45 waste tanks 600 gallon capacity some of which you can see being delivered by big yellow and green Tardis lorry.

Tardis delivers to Glastonbury 2015

Waste tanks for Glastonbury

The festival’s come a long way since 1970 when 1,500 people paid a pound a head to see T Rex. Now, it’s part of the nation’s summer events calendar.

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Another load delivered

Here’s some facts and figures from 2014.

5,000 loos on site

700 metres of male urinals

£ 210.00 the cost of a standard ticket (a bit more than seeing T Rex).

3 million litres of water will be consumed and that’s just from the taps provided. Bottled water will make the figure double.

1,300 recycling volunteers cleaning up the mess.

400 cows who live on the site normally are moved out of harm’s way for the festival duration

You’re not allowed to wee in the bushes. The organisers have patrolling officers looking for offenders.

Of course, this is where Tardis Hire and our waste tanks come in.

Waste Tanks for Glastonbury

23 waste tanks supplied to Glastonbury Festival

Custom Waste Tank

 

 

 

 

This year we have been asked again to supply Glastonbury Festival 23 waste tanks

Because we fabricate our own tanks from 4mm steel and have our own fabricator. This will enable us to fabricate any size or any shape waste tank you will need for your site or festival.

Why go steel over plastic for your waste tank

The benefits of a steel waste tank is that a steel tank is highly durable, can be moved around site without causing much damage to the tank, will still operate in cold or hot weather without cracking and most importantly you can stack your welfare or cabin unit on top of the tank, which will create space at your festival or construction site.

Have a waste tank to suit your site needs

As we fabricate our own tanks, we can fabricate a tank to suit your needs. We came create any shape and size tank with lots of additional features than your standard waste tank.

Tank features

  •  Viewing Eye
  • Submersible pump
  • High level alarm
  • Inspection hatch
  • Stopper Valve

If you need more info on our waste tanks call today on 0800 731 0589

New Vans and Land Rovers Coming to Tardis Environmental

2 new vans have arrived at Tardis headquarters and have now received the Tardis paintwork and have now been given the chapter 8 makeover. These two small vans will be used to support our tankers out in the field.

Tardis Van

 

The Tardis vans will help protect the driver by correctly directing the traffic around the work area. They will also assist the general public as well by keeping them safe and away from the work area and keeping your business open and keeping the disruption to your customers to a minimal.

Tardis Van

2 New Tardis Land Rovers Join Our Fleet

We have also taken delivery of 2 new Tardis Land Rovers. These 2 vehicles will both have separate jobs. One will be used by our mechanics to visit and fix our tankers and service vehicles at other depots and will be able to have all the correct equipment with in the back of the Land Rover.

Our second Land Rover will be for our Health and safety officer, who will be able to visit sites and check to make sure the area is safe and secure and that the driver has good access to where the job. Our health and safety officer not only checks sites to make sure that our drivers are safe but the general public are safe as well and that our drivers are keeping within H&S guidelines and rules.

Our services include; septic tank emptying, portable toilet hire, water bowser hire, drain unblocking and jetting. These are just some the services that Tardis Environmental can provide for you. To find out more visit www.tardishire.co.uk or call 0800 731 0589 and speak to one of our advisors.

Custom Waste Tanks

Fabricated Waste Tank to Suit You

Did you know that Tardis Environmental can fabricate a waste tank to suit you and your site needs. As we are able to fabricate our own waste tanks, we are able to build waste tanks to different shapes and sizes.

Custom Waste Tank

 

We have a current project where we were asked to fabricate two large waste tanks that needed to hold approx. 17,000 litres each. We were also instructed to add some special features like a digital overflow alarm system that would let you know when the tank is nearing its capacity.

The two waste tanks will also be connected by a 6” waste pipe so when the first tank is full it will then begin to fill the second tank. Two submersible pumps will help fill the second waste tank.

Pipe Connections

Vent Waste Tank

Both waste tanks will have two 1” vents. The tanks will also be fitted with a safety hatch due to the massive size of the waste tanks.

We also have pre-made waste tanks for hire, ranges include tanks with the capacity to hold 50 litres, 500 litres, 1,000 and 1,500 litres other sizes are available upon request.

Call our friendly hire desk team who will assist you further on the hire or purchase of our waste tanks or just give them a call for more information. Freephone 0800 731 0589  

Confined Space Information

Does your Septic tank need a confined crew?

What size is a confined space?

A confined space does not have to be a small space which is hard to enter and exit for it to be classed as a confined space.it can also be a large silo or tank that has limited or restricted access or if the space is badly ventilated like a large tunnel. The CSR (Confined Space Regulations) 1997 describes confined space as any place. This will include chambers, vat, silos, sewer, well and any other  confined spaces that has a foreseeable risk.

These are as follows:

  • Drowning of any person at work
  • Loss of consciousness of any person arising from a high ambient temperature.
  • Fire or explosion
  • Loss of consciousness or asphyxiation of any person at work arising from gas, fumes, vapour or lack of oxygen
  • Asphyxiation of any person at work arising from a free flowing solid

What Is P.P.E?

P.P.E is short for Personal protective equipment.

What are the types of personal protective equipment?

  • Respirators
  • Protective gloves
  • Protective clothing
  • Protective footwear
  • Eye protection
Equipment for confined space

How do you check if you have the correct P.P.E on?

First you must check the following, Does if fit correctly, are you comfortable, will the P.P.E interfere with the job that is being done, is there any health risk like entanglement with machinery or overheating of equipment.

Tardis will ensure that when a confined space entry is required it is supervised by at least one man. All Drivers will have all the necessary P.P.E equipment. All other equipment including breathing apparatus, ropes, harnesses, winches, carabineers and fall/rescue equipment will always checked before use.

So no matter if it’s a septic tank or a massive silo you can be sure that Tardis Environmental will get the job done.

Septic tanks Beware

Septic Tanks Beware there’s a new Tractor Unit About

Septic Tank Emptying

Tardis Environmental has just taken delivery of a new tractor unit. Our new Tractor unit is due to be Tardisifide with the company’s logo and paint scheme of yellow, green and red. When our tractor unit comes back from its Tardis makeover it will then go to our Mechanics bay to unsure the tractor unit is road worthy.

What will the new Tractor Unit do?

The new tractor unit will be able to deliver our H2O Bulk Water tanks ranging from 4000-6000 Gallons of fresh water. The water can be used for soakaway tests, bulk water storage and clean water for a large welfare unit, where a mains water supply isn’t available.

6000 Gallons Bulk Water Tank Trailer

 

When not delivering our H2O tanks it can then are used as a 6000 gallon vacuum tanker. The Vacuum tank trailer has the capacity to carry 6000 gallons of wet waste with a suction depth of approx. 6 metres. This means it can suck up wet waste from a septic tank easy. Most domestic septic tanks can only hold 1000 Gallons of wet waste but some industrial septic tanks can hold much more than a 1000 gallons. But with our 6000 Gallons septic tank emptying fleet, Tardis Environmental can make short work of any size septic tank.

Vacuum Tanker Trailer

 

Need a septic tank emptying service? Call Tardis today on 0800 731 0589 and speak to one of our highly trained and friendly hire staff.

Do you need a Crossrail Compliant Service?

What is Crossrail?

Crossrail LTD was established in 2001 to help and develop vital link to the needs of people and business throughout the south east London. This will ensure that London continues its role as Europes leading Financial and business centre.

Crossrail Logo

Crossrail is a joint venture company between the Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport (DfT) until 5 December 2008 when it became a fully owned.. CRL represents a real commitment to the development of new services to tackle the lack of capacity and congestion on the existing network.

They achieved this by consulting with a broad range of stakeholders and the public at large. July 2008 the scheme gained parliamentary approval with the passing of the Crossrail Act.

If you work near or are on a Crossrail site. Your vehicles will have to be Crossrail Compliant.

How does Crossrail Compliant affect me?

All Crossrail contracts contain mandatory requirements for Lorries working on the project.
The Requirements are being implemented with full support of Crossrail’s principal contractors. This is a mandate that all Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) working on the project are fitted with a safety devices.

The Following Safety Devices must be fitted on your HGV’s. If you fail to have the correct safety equipment installed on your vehicle, you could end up being turned away from site.

  1. all HGVs must have Fresnel lenses
  2. Side scan equipment which will give of an audible beep in the driver’s cabin. This is to warn the driver of the HGV that there is an object or person on the left inside space.
  3. Side and Rear Cameras, with a tv monitor in the cabin
  4. Under-run guards must also be fitted. This is to help prevent cyclists from coming into contact with the HGVs wheels.
  5. Carry signs must also be fitted to warn cyclists and pedestrians.

Tardis Environmental can provide Crossrail Compliant Services like Septic Tank Emptying, Portable Toilet Hire, Water Bowser Hire, Bulk Water and Low/High Vol Jet Vac Services.

Crossrail Compliant

You will also need to have a full F.O.R.S Membership. Tardis Environmental has been awarded Bronze Membership.

So if you need a Crossrail Compliant service then give us a call today for more information on 0800 731 0589