Kiveton Park crowd control specialist, Events Solution, is limbering up for one of its biggest challenges of the year – keeping runners and spectators safe at the London Marathon.
The firm will be transporting almost 15,000 metres of fencing and barrier to the capital on April 13 to create start and finish lines at the world famous event.
And on the same day, they will also be rubbing shoulders with the cream of the theatre world at the prestigious Olivier Awards.
A total of 3,650 metres of pedestrian barrier and 2,150 metres of heras fencing will be used to segregate the crowd and runners at the marathon’s starting point in Black Heath.
Working with local firm, Capital Barriers, Events Solution will be supplying a further 3,400 metres of pedestrian barrier and 5,500 metres of heras fencing for the finish on The Mall.
Once all of the marathon runners have crossed the line and the crowds have departed, Events Solution will be dismantling its barrier and dashing across the capital to erect some of it again outside the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, in time for the Olivier Awards the same evening.
James Wood, Events Solution’s operations manager, said: “The London Marathon is such a landmark occasion in the sporting calendar that it attracts huge interest from runners and spectators alike.”
“Organising a public gathering on this scale is a massive undertaking and we are very proud to be playing such an integral role its continued success.”
“Catering for the Olivier Awards on the same day does increase the logistical complications, but I have no doubt our expert team will rise to the occasion.”
“Pedestrian barrier is used generally for demarcation at events, whereas the taller, anti climb construction of heras panels makes them suitable for securing areas.”
“Both are designed to be portable, deployed quickly and can be interlocked to provide a solid fencing line. “
For more information about Events Solution’s crowd control products and services, telephone 0844 870 9802 or visit www.eventssolutions.co.uk