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How To Run A Safe Community Concert

Running a community concert is a great way to attract new people into your community area and can be a good way to showcase the talent in your local area. However, even if people are not paying for the concert tickets, as concert organiser you are responsible for the safety of the patrons and the performers. Here are some important concert design aspects to consider.

Bollards

Keeping the crowd safe requires a bollard configuration that limits access to the stage while not allowing the crushing of patrons. Bollards that can be easily dismantled can also let medical staff reach patients in the middle of the crowd quickly and easily.

Crowd Control

Hiring professional crowd control staff can both prevent issues and help manage small flare-ups before they become huge brawls. Ensure that the crowd control staff have distinctive uniforms so that they see each other from a distance and ensure good communication between all members of the team so they can call for backup when required.

Hydrate

Hydration, particularly in summer, is very important as the crowd temperature will be higher than the ambient temperature due to body heat. Hydration issues and heat stroke can be aggravated in patrons who have taken alcohol or other drugs.

Having free or cheap water on hand is a good way to ensure that crowd stays hydrated.

First Aid

For a small fee you can hire charity first aid providers such as St John’s Ambulance to provide onsite first aid support. This is particularly relevant if you are expecting large crowds or if your concert site is challenging for an ambulance to access.

Water and electricity are not friends

It’s important to do everything you can to prevent water getting into the sound equipment both for the health of your equipment and for the safety of your performers. You can place waterproof covers over the vulnerable areas as well as label the area to indicate it can not have any water contact. If your concert is in a park, you can also request the position and timing of sprinklers to keep the equipment and crowd from getting soaked.

Emergency muster points

You need to have clearly marked muster points so that you easily vacate the site in the event of a threat or dangerous activity. Get the performers or MC to mention the points to the patrons before the event starts. It might also be good to have the MC mention the points between sets, too. 

 

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3 Handy Tips from Commercial Painters

When it comes to painting your house, most homeowners will agree that it is cheaper to do it yourself rather than hire a professional. However, if you do not know how to go about this you will end up with an unprofessional paint job that you will probably grow to resent. So how can you save some money while still have a perfect paint job? Here are some handy tips from commercial painters that will enable you to do just that.

Which paint type should you choose?

There are two main types of paint: water based paint and oil based paint. Oil based paint has always been popular for indoor paint jobs as the finished product has a glossy sheen.

However, it is not necessary to use oil based paints, as there are numerous water based paint options that have been developed in recent years to achieve the same effect. In fact, most modern water based paints not only offer you the shine of oil based paints, but also they have less odor and can be wiped clean when dry. If you are considering a paint finish, you could choose from matte, satin or an eggshell finish depending on your taste.

Is primer necessary?

Contrary to popular belief, primer is not mandatory when embarking on a paint job. Commercial painters advise to use primer on three occasions:

  • if you are planning to repaint your home with a lighter color than that currently on your walls.
  • if your walls are badly stained and you would like to efficiently cover them up.
  • if your walls were marked up using spackle.

Generally, primer is used to ensure you have a consistent, neutrally colored surface to paint on. Thus, if your walls are already consistent then you do not have to worry about the paint adhering onto them correctly.

Which paint roller should you use?

A common mistake that people make is assuming all paint rollers work the same. However, there are two main types of rollers and they work to achieve different results.

The first is the woven paint roller. This is made from woven materials and rarely sheds due to the continuous yarn it is made out of. Woven rollers are best for painting smooth surfaces. The second type is the knitted roller. They tend to be high density and will hold a lot of paint. They are best used for textured surfaces.

These tips can help you on your way to a better paint job. If you would rather have a professional take care of the project, start contacting local services such as John Hersee Master Painter Pty Ltd.

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3 Surprising Times to Consider a Portable Toilet Hire

Portable toilets are not as rustic as many people assume; the inside of a portable toilet may include running hot and cold water, an actual flush toilet, and a comfortable seat that could rival the one you have inside your house. These can typically be set up anywhere and are serviced every day if necessary. If you’ve never thought about a portable toilet hire for your home, consider three situations when they may be a good choice for you.

1. You’re hosting a large party.

If you’re hosting the annual family reunion or a graduation party in your own backyard, consider a portable toilet hire. Your own bathrooms inside may see a tremendous amount of foot traffic during this time and there may be long lines that start to form. Your guests may be more comfortable if there are additional toilets for their use, so have a portable toilet or two set up for any party you’re hosting.

2. You’re having your home renovated or repaired.

Typically professional contractors will have their own portable toilets brought in for their use, but if you’re having friends or someone you know help you work on your home, you may want to think about your own portable toilet hire. This is especially true if the work will affect the plumbing and you may need to turn off the water for any length of time.

It’s easy to think that everyone in the home can simply go without using the restroom for several hours or run up to a local fast food restaurant, but for everyone’s comfort and convenience, consider a portable toilet hire instead.

3. You’re moving.

If you’re moving into a new home you might consider having a portable toilet set up in both locations. Both homes will have a lot of foot traffic between you, your friends and family who are helping, and any movers you might be hiring. This too can overwhelm the bathrooms in your home and you may also want to pack away the towels, soap, and toilet tissue in both locations. Having a portable toilet can ensure everyone’s comfort and you won’t need to worry about trying to pack up items while people are using the bathroom.

Keep these occasions in mind and consider a portable toilet hire for any of them. This can protect your home and make your guests feel more comfortable during any of these times. For more information on portable toilet hire, talk to companies like Eagle Hire for help.

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