Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Glastonbury 2014 Line Up - Dolly Parton, Blondie, Lilly Allen and Ground Protection Mats

It’s that time of year when the bill for all the summer festivals gets drip fed to the public as various acts confirm their availability and intention to appear. Glastonbury 2014 has recently added Dolly Parton, Blondie, Lilly Allen and The Black Keys to the line-up which certainly covers a large swathe of the musical genres available!

There are sure to be further exciting announcements in the coming days and weeks but one act confirmed to be on the bill of most music festivals this summer is ground protection mats. They won’t be singing but they will be performing a number of very important tasks which include providing temporary car parks, roadways and pathways so that all of the festival goers and their vehicles can have a much safer and more stable experience while taking in some of their favourite bands.

Most organisers will have their ground protection plans well in hand already but if not, they really can prove to be a vital ingredient to a successful event on whatever scale.

Ground Access Hire are able to supply various kinds of ground protection for a whole host of events and festivals, so please visit the website for more details.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Defying the Elements and Protecting Your Outdoor Event

Although the art of accurately forecasting the weather has improved immeasurably in recent years, there is still a significant fly in the ointment. We might be able to tell what’s coming and even when it’s coming but we can’t actually stop it from coming. When those rain clouds bubble up and the wind gets going, there is quite literally no stopping it.

So, the best way to deal with it is to have the best preparation possible. On an individual level, this might mean taking a waterproof coat to work with us because rain has been forecast for later in the day but what do you do if you are the organiser of a large outdoor event, be it a summer music festival or unique ceremony of some kind.

Well, you plan for each possible eventuality, at least in terms of the weather. If it’s really hot, you will need to make sure all of the visitors have plenty of water to drink, if it’s really wet, you might want to have waterproofs to sell or even to give away. However, you also need to think about making the venue safe. Extreme weather can have a devastating effect on the best laid plans so you need to be ready.

Ground protection mats are an absolutely essential ingredient of any modern outdoor event, large or small. Not only do they do just as they say - protect the ground - which is great when Farmer Bloggs comes round to inspect his land the day after everyone has gone home - but also they can protect the people during the festival. A mud bath is not conducive to a fun and successful event (despite some of the images you may have seen on TV over the years) and the ground protection mats can go some way to preventing the whole venue being caked in mud. There is also an element of safety to consider and the mats are particularly useful for allowing not just the paying customers safer passage through the venue but also the multitude of staff members that need crucial access to all areas of the venue.

So, you can’t technically beat the weather but you can take it on and give it a good run for its money by having your venue protected with the best planning and preparation possible. Check out the Ground Access HireWebsite for lots more ground protection details.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Temporary Roadways - Another Form of Ground Protection

A temporary roadway can be used in areas as small as a garden or as large as a major building site and they are primarily designed to help heavy machinery cross areas of lawn or tarmac without causing any damage to the surface underneath.

You may want to build a swimming pool or other large water feature and will require heavy machinery, such as diggers and dump trucks (depending on the size of the project) to move across the ground to get access to the site.

The portable trackway or roadway pieces are specifically designed to carry this sort of weight and ensure that at the end of the job, your garden or piece of land is still in good condition.

Temporary roadways can also be constructed on building sites and they can be particularly useful for laying down across level crossings to prevent damage to the surface.

If you have a small or large building project coming up and are wondering how you will protect the ground from heavy plant that require access to the area, then these trakmats or ground protection mats can prove to be the ideal solution. Please visit our main Ground Access Hire website for lots more details and information.