How to avoid event disasters

Dan Devenish explains how ground protection is now a key consideration of the events marketing budget.

What advice can you give an event organiser on flooring and/or ground protection?

Never trust the British weather! We’ve seen rain and mud completely ruin ‘unprotected’ events in the past, with wheels getting stuck in the mud and people slipping and sliding all over the place.

You want people to remember your event for all the right reasons, and so the inclusion of ground protection in a marketing budget is a must.

Watch out for ‘hidden’ costs – aluminium boards for example are extremely heavy and require expensive lifting equipment to lay them. Make sure your supplier is upfront about costs and clear about application. Ground-Guards offer free consultation to ensure the appropriate mat and tread pattern is selected for a specific job.

What is the USP of your product?

Ground-Guards’ high quality ground protection mats are made from 100% recycled plastic.

Our mats are lightweight and very easy to handle, which means that two workers can comfortably lift the mats without the need to hire any specialist or expensive lifting equipment. This represents a great cost saving for any event organiser.

As well as being light, our mats are also incredibly strong. They won’t break under pressure, making them suitable to hold all vehicle types and heavy equipment. Our MultiTrack mat is so strong in fact, that we guarantee it unbreakable by vehicles up to 120 tonnes.

We believe that no other ground protection solutions are as strong, light, portable and easy to install as the Ground-Guards’ range.

What options do you have for small, medium and large budgets?

With Ground-Guards, a little budget can go a long way, so whether the requirement is for a temporary car park, roadway, wheelchair access, stage area, footpath or more, there is a solution for every event.

All our mats are competitively priced and provide a fantastic return on investment. We offer flexible options and great customer service. Mats can either be purchased or hired depending on need: our consultation team will provide free expert advice on which mat is best suited for a client’s need.

Please mention an event that has used your product and how it performed

Longleat Safari Park approached us last winter as they wanted to turn grass fields into a 6,000 sqm overflow car park, to cater for thousands of extra visitors who would come to see their annual Winter Festival of Lights event.

Safety was of course the paramount concern; and so we recommended our high traction MultiTrack mats to ensure zero slips, trips and accidents.

A total of 2,000 MultiTrack mats were laid to create a safe, functional and aesthetically-pleasing car park with enough space to park an additional 300 vehicles.

Dan Devenish Ground-Guards

Dan Devenish, Ground-Guards Head of Global Sales

+44 (0)113 267 6000

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