So you are hosting an event and have organised the food, seating and entertainment–don’t forget to hire the portable toilets. They might not be the most exciting aspect of your get-together, but if your guests have to wait in long queues, they will not leave with happy memories.
How many will you need? Follow this handy guide to get a general idea.
The Number of People Attending
In general, you will need one portable toilet for every 50 to 75 people. Several factors will influence this number. If the percentage of women attending is high, more toilets will be needed to avoid long queues. Also, consider how much alcohol is being consumed; more alcohol will translate into move visits to the toilet.
If your event is being held on premises with permanent restrooms, remember to include these in your calculations as well.
The number of guests may fluctuate over the course of the day or evening. If your event is a relatively small affair, consider what the maximum number of guests will be at any one time and use this number in your calculations. However, if you are organising a public event with thousands of guests, you might be wise to call in an expert like Aim Hire Pty Ltd to figure out just how many you might need.
Peak Periods of Use
Another consideration is that there will be peak periods of use such as after a meal or at the end of a musical performance. One tip is to place the wash basins externally to the port-a-loos to lessen queues. Also, setting up rubbish bins nearby can prevent bottles winding up in the toilets causing problems and delays.
The placement of the toilets is important as well. To limit congestion, consider placing them in several different areas.
You need to consider whether people with disabilities will be attending. For a private party, you will most likely know the answer. When organising a public event, make sure to provide accessible toilets for all attendees.
While portable toilets may not be the most glamorous aspect of your event, they are vital to your guests’ comfort. If you have done your job well, your good work will go largely unrecognised. It is only if you have problems such as endless queues, for example, that your work in this area will come to the forefront—and not in a positive sense. If you consider the number of guests, their gender, and the amount of alcohol likely to be consumed, you will have the main bases covered.Read More