A recent large electrical fire in London, brought the importance of the provision of power for any marquee hire to the forefront of our minds here at JF & Trafalgar Marquee Hire.
The correct provision of power for any event, and outdoor event involving marquee hire is crucial. It is also often an area that is overlooked, and one that is brushed to the side.
Whilst this may be the case, it does not solve the issue of providing the correct supply for the demand in the marquee. Not only can this lead to serious health and safety implications (it’s worth noting that we are members of our industry body MUTA). It could also seriously impact the smooth running of you event. Not to mention, the worst case scenario, plunging it into darkness.
At JF & Trafalgar Marquees we would much rather focus on the event itself and its positive outcome, helping you on your way to deliver an amazing, and unforgettable experience (for all the right reasons). To that end, electrical supply is one of the key factors we discuss and advise our clients on. To ensure your exacting requirements are met, we use qualified and registered (17th edition) electricians for power installations in our marquees. They are consulted from concept to delivery and updated on the life cycle of your event, taking into account any changes that may occur, regardless of how large or small these may be.
On larger functions and events, involving significant cabling and distribution, we often supply an onsite standby electrician in addition to our standard 24hr call out facility. Should you be curious about how we do what we do, an example of such an event, can be seen in this video (where we supplied, a mains generator, standby and standby electrician, along with all cabling, sockets, and lighting).
The type of power supply we recommend and install, depends on the equipment and requirements from services in and around the marquee. Typically, this takes the form of a mains installation from the house or nearest building; this may be 32amps or up to 63amp three phase. Once the supply is taken from the house/building or generator, it is fed to a temporary distribution board within the marquee or catering/services area and then distributed to all relevant areas of the marquee. This could include catering areas, band, DJ, bars etc.
In addition we also offer a full generator hire service, should it not be possible to access mains electricity. Alternatively a generator can be hired simply as a standby (we supply these with automatic changeover) should the main generator or mains power fail.