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Why UK Music Festivals Are Bringing In Damp Experts

British weather is unpredictable as we know. One minute you’ll get lovely bright sunshine and the next the rain pours down along with a lovely coastal wind. Almost all of us have been to a music festival when it has been an absolute wash out. T in the Park 2012 was one big mud slide and Glastonbury..well pretty much every year it rains. Obviously we cannot control the weather but what festival organisers are doing to be better prepared this year is hiring damp experts. Here’s what to expect this year at your favourite festivals

Rain-safe Staging

Previous artists have been unable to perform or more embarrassingly been called off stage halfway through their performance due to such heavy rainfall. Damp experts along with engineers and stage and sound engineers have been working together to create rain proof and fire proof stages that will allow artists to perform on stage no matter what the weather is. Although being protected from rainfall may make them look and sound better – it was more a safety projects. There is so many electrics and wires on the stage coming from guitars, microphones, amplifiers, screens, lighting…that if flooded with water can cause electrical shocks and even fires. This is simply done by the way the roof has been angled – genius!

Campsite Reconstruction

The campsite is usually something organisers don’t invest in too much – after all by the end of the festival it is usually trashed by festival -goers. However there have been so many issues with flooding of campsites that has effected the safety and wellness of festival goers – something that organisers absolutely have to take responsibility for. Landscape contractors have been hired and have been working with damp experts to ensure the campsite gets rid of water as safe and effectively as possible if there is a risk of heavy rainfall. They have been working together to prevent landslides, mud slides, removing steep dangerous hills and implementing new and additional water pumps

Under-cover Social Spaces

Damp experts have advised more undercover social spaces such as a bar, food court, yoga room….whatever fits with your festival will help tackle dampness. Keeping people as dry as possible will help solve so many safety and wellness issues such as landslides, mud slides, hypothermia, broken or twisted ankles, falls, sickness…it will be worth it we promise!

Event Labour Hire

How Event Labour Hire Can Make Or Break A Concert

For any music festival or concert Event Labour Hire is a crucial factor which can have a big impact on the success of an event. In order for any music event to be successful the artists need the right staff behind them to ensure a efficient and enjoyable experience for all. In the music industry mistakes can and do happen. We believe these mistakes can be avoided and can provide some tips as to how to best conduct Event Labour Hire

Internal Factors

When considering Event Labour Hire it is important for the companies involved to consider what their budget is and how it can be assigned to the event overall. How high or low a budget is can affect the quality of staff you are hiring as well as the resources you can use on the ground. Generally for large music events like festivals companies tend to go slightly over budget to ensure they have adequate staffing coverage.

External Factors

There are a number of different factors that have an external impact on Event Labour Hire. One such factor may event location. If an Event is located in a more remote location it may be more difficult to source people to work at the event. Another external factor which should be considered by event organisers is fan expectations. Depending on how the concert is run different fans may have different expectations depending on what they have experienced at previous concerts. For example a sudden change in security policy may have an impact on the event.

Effects On The Event

When it comes to the event itself, Labour Hire can have a significant effect on how the event actually plays out. For example if a company employs the help of a local firm with a good reputation and rapport with concert goers in that area then the concert may be more of a success. This is because aside from the performance the overall experience of the event e.g queuing , ticket checks and security also all have an impact. More positive and friendly staff help contribute to a better and more positive atmosphere overall.

Another effect that labour hire could have on the event is failure. If an event goes wrong that it normally goes really wrong. There can be a number of attributing factors from an event going wrong but they normally originate or can be linked back to the organisers in the vast majority of situations. An example of this would be a mass brawl or serious incident at a venue. If anything like this is not contained and dealt with effectively then this could lead to serious repercussions for the event organisers and agencies working with them. This is why businesses really need to think carefully before they choose where to source their staff from.

Wider Benefits

Event labour hire can have a number of positive effects outside of the event itself

  • Event Labour Hire can help bring employment to a local area and boost the local economy by allowing local vendors to setup stalls shops in certain venues
  • Event Labour hires can help to boost a companies reputation and is mutually beneficial when an event is successful for both the Company hiring employees and the other supplying them

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