If you are arranging any type of outdoor public event, then one thing that you should always check is that you have arranged for sufficient portaloo hire to meet the needs of your visitors throughout the day. If you fail to have sufficient toilet facilities, then it won't be long before you start to note the displeasure of your guests as the queues around your toilets lengthen. If the situation is particularly bad, then you can expect posts on social media criticizing your planning. Portaloo hire is not just about the comfort of your visitors. Adequate toilet provision is also considered an important health and safety issue so if you get your calculations wrong you could find yourself dealing with more than just a few unhappy visitors.
What type of event will you be hosting?
Arranging portaloo hire isn't difficult but deciding on the right number of portaloos to hire isn't always a simple matter. Are you arranging a school fete or a music festival? How many visitors do you expect to see throughout the day? How long do you think each visitor will spend on-site? What is the likely ratio between male and female visitors? Will there be food and drink available for consumption on site? Will you be serving alcohol? What is the expected age range of your visitors? Each of these questions will impact on the number of toilets you will probably need throughout the day, and it isn't always easy to know the answers.
A general rule
For events which last less than six hours and that don't include food or drink, most event organisers find that portaloo hire of one toilet per 100 ladies and one toilet per 500 male visitors, with an extra portable urinal provided per 150 male visitors should be quite sufficient. If your event is expected to last for in excess of six hours then your toilet provision should increase to one toilet for every 425 male visitors with a urinal added on for every 125 men. Female toilet provision will be one toilet per 85 ladies present.
Longer events or events where alcohol or food is served will obviously increase the need for toilet provision. If you have concerns about your portaloo hire then talking to your portaloo provider is the best solution. They will have provided portaloos to many events just like yours and will have a very good idea of the appropriate number of portaloos you should hire. It is always better to over provide toilet provision if you can. Easy access to toilets is something people remember and getting it right builds goodwill and encourages visitors to return year after year.