When it comes to organising events, it can be very tempting to try and save money by reducing quantity or even cutting out a few things completely, however some things just can’t be compromised and many event organisers learn this the hard way! One common mistake, and probably one of the most important things to consider, is under-providing portable lavatories.
Needing the toilet is a basic requirement and necessity, so if you are hosting an event it is your responsibility to provide an adequate amount of portable lavatories for your guests. It is also required by law, so if there isn’t toilets on site already, you will need to hire some.
It can be easy to try and cut costs by providing less than the recommended amount, but here’s a few reasons why you shouldn’t make that mistake;
Less toilets = more queues
If you’re attending an event, particularly ones with ongoing entertainment, you aren’t going to want to be wasting time standing in a queue, especially if alcohol is being consumed and your needs to use the toilet increases. Queuing at festivals is to be expected for food and drink, but it will negatively affect your guests’ experience if they have to spend even more time queuing just to use the loos – something that cannot be avoided.
The solution? More toilets!
With less toilets, it means the same capacity of people using the toilets will be spread between fewer toilets. This could result in overuse, and in some cases, overflowing. If you are hosting a large scale event, this is definitely something that needs to be considered when it comes to booking in your portable lavatories. This can be resolved by either providing more toilets to the event or arranging an ad-hoc service where we can empty the loos during the event. We can also provide event attendants to help keep your portable lavatories well maintained and well stocked.
With both of the above in mind, it doesn’t look great if your toilets are overflowing or if there are queues around the corner for the loos. You run the risk of receiving negative reviews, lack of returning customers and criticism as an event organiser, all of which can be easily avoided if the right amount of portable lavatories are provided!
Check out our table below to see our recommended toilets per guest capacity;
|Number of Guests||Toilet Recommended|
|Up to 50 guests||1x Eco Loo|
|Up to 125 guests||1+1 Luxury Toilet Trailer|
|–||Shepherds Hut Themed Trailer|
|–||Potting Shed Themed Trailer|
|–||Gypsy Caravan Themed Trailer|
|Up to 175 guests||2+1 Luxury Toilet Trailer|
|–||Horse Stable Themed Trailer|
|Up to 200 guests||3+1 Luxury Toilet Trailer|
|Up to 300 guests||Shabby Chic Themed Trailer|
|–||The Brewery Themed Trailer|
|Up to 350 guests||4+2 Luxury Toilet Trailer|
|Up to 400 guests||6 Bay Luxury Vacuum Pod|
|Up to 450 guests||5+2 Luxury Toilet Trailer|
|Up to 450 guests||9 Bay Luxury Toilet Trailer|
If you are interested in our portable lavatories, don’t hesitate to give our friendly events team a call on 0800 371 994. Alternatively you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
Everything was perfect!
Johnny Lance, Wedding in Selborne
Derek Veale, Event in Gerrards Cross
A big thank you
Tina Slater – London Borough of Bromley.
A very good experience
Sue Matthews – Countess Marquees, Event in Wembley.
Our experience was very good
Thank you again for all your help with the barn event.
Sarah Cross, Event in Chawton.
The loos were amazing
We had the Gypsy Caravan and the Potting Shed, and will order them again at every event we have in the future!
Lucinda Gately, Wedding in Midhurst.
Happy with the loo
Many thanks for looking after us.
Tiffany Gibson-Gardner, Southern Electric, Event in Basingstoke.
Lovely people to deal with…
Thank you to all involved.
Carole Wells, Event in Hook.
‘We were absolutely delighted’
Craig Mathie, Bournemouth 7's
Extremely Helpful and Efficient
I spoke to a gentleman called Adam I believe it was, who was extremely helpful and quickly he arranged delivery within the hour to us by a member of your office team Daniel, who was also extremely helpful and efficient. So, please could you pass on our thanks, we were extremely grateful."
Megan Parry, Events Co-Ordinator
Excellent Communication Throughout The Process
Oriel College, Oxford
We would hire time and time again!
Simon, Roofing Company
Passing on my congrats and admiration for your team who worked tirelessly!
I wanted to just drop you a line to pass on my congrats and admiration for your team who worked tirelessly at an event (Endure 24) I was at last week! We put 2 large teams into the Endure 24 running event at Wasing park, and I noticed it was you guys who provided the site equip, in particular the loos & showers, which I can assure you got quite some use last weekend - thanks to the rain & mud!
Anyway, i was super impressed at the facilities, how clean & well stocked they were, even through the night. Clearly in our discussions earlier this year we spoke a lot about the team who work with the loos/showers but actually seeing them first hand working, I totally realise how hard the role is hence thought it might be nice for them to receive some praise. They did your organisation proud at a very large event, which quite frankly would have left us all feeling quite rubbish should the facilities have not been as up to scratch as they were. Running through the mud & rain in the middle of the night, then not being able to have a hot shower would have tarnished the event for me hugely. But instead, it was great. So many thanks! I do hope you have had other positive feedback because I couldn’t fault it!
We will definitely be using you again and also recommending you
Huge thanks Artur to you and your team for a faultless service. We will definitely be using you again and also recommending you – our party was a huge success and you were part of the great service.