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Although more often seen at construction and demolition sites across the UK, temporary fencing has many vast and varied possible uses, making it suitable for a wide range of occasions.

But is it suitable for festivals and events?

Read on to find out if temporary fencing can be used for your next festival or live event! 

How can you use temporary fencing?

Temporary fencing and the relevant accessories are durable and adaptable, making them well-suited to a wide range of uses, including:

  • Sectioning off storage and maintenance areas
  • Large indoor events, including theatres, concerts, and other live events.
  • Public roads and motorway maintenance
  • Construction sites
  • Demolition sites
  • Large outdoor events including festivals, open days, Christmas markets, and fairs 

Can temporary fencing work for a festival or event?

Many of the benefits that make temporary fencing ideal for construction sites are also relevant for festivals and events, namely security, health and safety, and controlling the movement of people.

For this reason, temporary fencing can help make the lives of staff easier, reduce instances of anti-social behaviour, and ensure live events are as safe as they can be.

Possible uses for temporary fencing at live events

Temporary fencing can be used in many ways at live events, including:

Limiting admission

When used in conjunction with temporary fencing gates, the flow of pedestrians can be carefully controlled as they enter the event, allowing only those with tickets to gain admission.

This ensures guests are admitted slowly and crowds are less likely to form – allowing for security staff to monitor the situation and intervene when needed – making events safer.

Temporary fencing also helps to stop the unscrupulous from being able to sneak in and ensures unauthorised people don’t access secure areas, for example, backstage, performer, or staff-only areas.

Highlighting amenities and concessions

Festivals and outdoor events can be filled with essential spaces and concessions that are very hard to see over the tops of heads, flags, and signs.

Using temporary fencing can be an easy and fast way to separate key areas from the standing or seating zones, helping visitors to find their way around.

This can include:

  • Toilets and first aid
  • Concession stands
  • Taxis and drop-off areas

Instead of positioning extra staff to direct lost visitors in busy areas, event organisers can then use signs to direct people, allowing these staff members to be better utilised.

Maintaining flow and stopping bottlenecks

It is essential to keep thoroughfares clear and stop bottlenecks at busy events – as this can soon escalate and become potentially dangerous.

It also makes it much harder for security staff to manage these areas.

The solution is temporary fencing, which can create narrower corridors and waiting areas for people to traverse – wide enough to allow for multiple people to pass through at once but narrow enough that visitors won’t linger and create blockages.

Decoration and publicity

Temporary fencing is also ideal for decorating or displaying information thanks to the height of panels – which is usually around 2.25m but can go up to 3m in some brands.

This increased height leaves ample room for a range of purposes, including:

  • Themed decorations
  • Informational signs and directions
  • Advertising, everything from merchandise to upcoming shows
  • Extra lights or sound equipment

When wall space is unusable thanks to the large crowds that attend festivals and live events, it pays to look for higher alternatives! 

For temporary fencing no matter the occasion – contact Blok N Mesh

Designed to be sturdy, strong, long-lasting, and versatile, temporary fencing really can do it all – even festivals and live events.

For temporary fencing and all of the relevant accessories, including fencing feet, and pedestrian and vehicle gates for hire or sale – reach out to Blok N Mesh today.

If you would like to find out more about how temporary fencing can help you, contact the team at Blok N Mesh on 0870 950 57 88 or email and we’ll get back to you.

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