Stage Safety is paramount when it comes to events. The trailer stage we use has passed all EU certifications for towing and when in use as a mobile stage.

The trailer stage we use, when in it’s packed up trailer form is 6m long and 2.3m wide with a twin axel design. The trailer weight is 2000kg. This conforms to the UK towing regulations to be towed with a van or 4×4 weighing no more than 3500kg. Trailer stages in the UK with a length of 7m or more not including the tow hitch must only be towed with a vehicle over 3500kg GVW.

Safety Checks: We carryout safety checks before we tow the stage and after each event. We also carryout a safety check once the stage is erected and at the end of each event for defects or damage. The stage is also tested every 12 months by a stage safety and inspection company who carryout stringent safety checks on the moving parts, breaking systems, and the stage canopy load points.

Stage Events hold 5 million pound public liability insurance cover for our trailer stage. Event organisers should always have event insurance in place to cover them for public liability, staff, damages and cancellation insurance. The hirer takes full responsibility for any damages to the stage when on site.

We have had clients ask for cheaper alternatives to a purpose built commercial stages such as, HGV lorry open-sided trailers or open-back vehicles that are not designed primarily as stage platforms. HGV vehicles or curtain sided vans that are not designed as stage platforms are dangerous for public use and do not conform to health and safety standards. Any insurance would be invalid and any injuries involving the lorry trailer or vehicle will be liable to the event hirer and the vehicle operator responsible for the Vehicle or trailer. Access on and off the stage may be very dangerous for public use, Working at height if someone was to fall off the vehicle, Wind speed calculations for adverse weather, slips trips and falls if the vehicle became wet.

Health and safety executives or council officials may shut down and condemn the use of a unsuitable trailer or vehicle that is being used as a stage for a event.