Anyone who has organised an event knows how crucial it is to get every component right in order for the whole thing to come together, and setting (up) the stage is a large part of that. Whether you’re organising a community festival or putting on an event for a few thousand people, using a staging hire service will go a long way in helping you create the perfect platform for your event.
Even if you are the organiser of a recurring event – such as a festival – you can benefit from hiring your staging rather than buying it. Read on to find out how you can benefit from using a professional staging hire service.
Access to a Wider Range of Options
By hiring staging and staging parts rather than buying, you gain access to a greater number of options due to the fact that renting the equipment is far most cost-effective than buying it outright. You also have to consider the number of different staging parts that come together to form the finished stage, and how renting staging equipment will allow you to customise your stage set up to perfectly match your event.
Thanks to the modular nature of most stage equipment offered for hire – such as the Litedeck range – you can mix and match various different components to create the perfect stage set up. A modular set up will allow you to customise everything from the stage height to the steps, handrails, and whether or not you want to add a stage roof or pop up gazebo if your event will be taking place outdoors.
Assembled and Fitted by Experts
Organising an event is stressful enough without the added worry of having to set up your stage and ensure that it will be structurally sound. If your event is outdoors, then you can also add the muddy ground to the list of things you’ll need to consider if you are setting up the stage yourself. Of course, professional staging hire companies have years of experience in how to best assemble and fit their staging equipped to accommodate different environments.
There is, of course, the physically demanding nature of assembling a stage to consider too. Even the smallest of stage setups starts off as an incredibly heavy jigsaw puzzle that you somehow have to turn into a stable and functional structure. If that isn’t complicated enough, there is also the stage dismantling to content with once your event has finished, adding extra time on to your clean up. Getting a staging service company to do all of this work will eliminate a lot of the hassle from the event setup, and save you some manpower too.
Ensures Safety and Legislation Compliance
Health and safety are one of the major responsibilities of any event organiser and buying staging rather than hiring it means that you will have to ensure that it has been assembled according to the Institute of Structural Engineers guidelines (Temporary Demountable Structures – Guidance on Design, Procurement, and Use). Endorsed by HSE, it is currently accepted as the industry standard guidance on the safe use and management of temporary demountable structure – in this case, a stage.
Hiring staging guarantees that all of the components will meet the necessary safety specifications required and using a professional staging hire service you will find it far more straightforward to obtain the obligatory public liability insurance for your event.