In any event or festival, it’s nice to be noticed

Your event or festival well covered by Tardis

It’s been a busy summer with an event or festival occuring almost weekly and plenty yet to come. We’re covering a large carnival in Leicestershire weekend of the 5th and a week or so ago, we were up north at an 80s festival which suited our tanker captain down to the ground because that’s his favourite music.

80s fest

Servicing the facilities at the 80s fest

For us this was a toilet and service event which went smoothly.

If we’re lucky (and we Brits are eternal optimists), we’ve another couple of months of summer weather left to make the festival season really special.

80s fest toilets

80s fest showing regular and disabled toilet facilities

We were delighted to receive this letter in the post a few days later

In any event or festival, it's nice to be noticed

A welcome letter of appreciation from the festival organisers

Events require military style planning

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.

Urinal for events

Increasing the number of urinals when the gender split leans to the lads

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.

disabled toilet for event use

Disabled toilet facilities are a must at any event

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.

4 bay shower trailer at an event

4 bay shower trailers on site

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.

Tardis toilets for event use

A line of Tardis toilets ready for 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

www.tardishire.co.uk

 

 

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

Tardis 25 years

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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