Star Events has made a £500k commitment to bring next-generation products and initiatives on stream ahead of a busy summer for the firm.
The investment will provide for: PA/screen support towers that set new industry standards in minimising both footprint and sightline obstructions; substantial upgrades to the Orbit and VerTech stage ranges; and state-of-the-art health and safety equipment for the Star crews who build structures and the production teams that work on them.
Less visible will be the enterprise and stock management systems that are coming on line to improve the accuracy of what Star sends to site and when.
The money will also see the company introduce over 700 new equipment stillages, to make its many types of kit fully stackable with each other, improving the speed and safety of handling on and off site.
Andy Moss, Star Events’ Operations Manager, said.
The use of forklifts and telehandlers on outdoor sites continues to be a source of serious accidents, so re-designing stock for safer handling is not only a good idea, it is a legal necessity for us and our clients.
Image: Star Events’ new quick-fit edge protection system is being rolled out on the company’s stages, installed and removed by local crew or by Star’s on-site stand-by team.
About Star Events
In business for 39-years, Star Events is the largest supplier of stages, bespoke temporary structures and high-level rigging services in the UK.
The company operates the biggest rental fleet of mobile stages outside the United States.
Three senior Star Events employees provide the only official training for local authority inspectors of temporary structures available in the UK, at the Cabinet Office controlled Emergency Planning College in North Yorkshire.