A good fencing plan deals with optimum safety and security, regulating access, enclosing the terrain or road, emergency exit signs, and prevention of a noise nuisance. All of these situations require an event organiser to find a fencing solution. We recommend that you always start by drawing up a fencing plan so you can get a clear understanding of what type of fencing you need and in what quantity. In addition to gaining insight into what you need in terms of fencing, a fencing plan also helps you be cost-efficient. This blog how you arrive at the efficient usage of fencing.
How do you draw up a well-considered fencing plan? The logistics interpretation of every event starts by drawing up a terrain layout. The layout provides a complete overview of where the various activities will take place, such as stages, visitor routes, parking places, and so on. It will also likely indicate where points of sale are located for food and drinks. It is also used to identify the parking areas, bottlenecks in the arrival and departure of visitors, escape routes, etc. A terrain layout elaborated in detail provides a useful guideline when drawing up your fencing plan. The terrain layout provides you with a correct picture of the locations where fencing is needed. This overview also shows what type of fencing is required to configure, signpost, and secure the different facilities.
Escape routes must be wide enough and also have sturdy fencing to prevent people from being injured by fencing being pushed over.
An important factor when installing fencing is facilitating the safety for visitors, artists, and VIPs. Fences also play an important role in regulating the arrival and departure of visitors. A combination of properly guiding the public and clear signposting using fencing ensures that the flow of visitors can occur quickly and without problems.
An important tip: Do not blast music in the surrounding area when it is uncalled for. The neighbours and surrounding area do not look forward to such a nuisance. The use of sound-dampening fences is a good solution and ensures attendees can thoroughly enjoy the celebration or festival terrain and let people outside the terrain go on with their lives without being disturbed.
Escape routes are of vital importance during disasters that allow the public to get away safely. In addition to clearly signposting escape routes, it is important that you set up the routes so that these can handle a sudden surge of in large crowds and provide the shortest route to emergency exits. Escape routes must be wide enough and also have sturdy fencing to prevent people from being injured by fencing being pushed over.
Usually, special entrances are provided for VIPs and artists. Your guests usually represent sponsors and municipal delegations and deserve a clearly indicated separate entrance to their VIP location. This prevents confusion and uncertainty. A separately indicated backstage area for artists is a perfect solution that provides them with a safe space to prepare for their performance. You can use fencing, possibly with unique signposts, to indicate to guests and artists the route to their own location on-site when they are approaching the event or festival.
A sliding mobile fence allows quick access for emergency services.
A question that is often asked is: ‘When and where do you use sliding mobile fences?’ You use sliding mobile fences at locations in the terrain that must remain closed, but regularly need to be opened due to the arrival of artists, participants, catering, and so on.
At these spots, we recommend that sliding mobile fences be used because these securely close off that part of the terrain and can be easily and quickly opened and closed. Sliding mobile fences are wide enough to allow lorries and other terrain vehicles to pass. A sliding gate also allows emergency services to enter quickly.
Many event organisers opt to rent event fencing. However, if you regularly organise events, it may be worth considering purchasing fences. One advantage of renting fencing is that the renter – for a fee – helps you install and remove the fencing. You do not need to use additional staff that you would otherwise need elsewhere. It is also advisable to thoroughly consider the use of the proper resources for installing and removing the fences. This will save you a lot of time and reduce the inconvenience.
When selecting the right fencing supplier, their knowledge, professionalism, advice, and especially a wide assortment are of crucial importance. It is also best to select a supplier who, in addition to their wide assortment, can provide appropriate solutions, such as mobile fences with tarpaulin, crowd control barriers, stallion fencing, finish barriers, etc. Select a supplier who clearly and systematically delivers all of their fencing on trestles, which increases efficiency during installation. A comprehensive and professional supplier helps you to save in time and costs with respect to logistics and the installation and removal of the fencing.
It is also important that you select a supplier who considers service paramount and ensures that you are delivered the right solution. Opt for SCC certified technicians to install the fences and a supplier who observes the applicable safety requirements for transport and assembly of the fences. This is because a professional organisation distinguishes itself with its high-quality logistics and safely taking care of its visitors and invited guests!