As you plan your next large event, it is essential to include the right portable restroom facilities to accommodate all of your guests – including those with special needs. While your guests with mobility issues will greatly appreciate your providing restroom facilities designed for those with special needs, families with young children also prefer these more spacious portable restrooms.
Here are some reasons why having the right portable restroom facilities is important, and how this shows your guests that you care enough to provide them with the best, worry-free event experience:
- Legal Issues
State and local laws often require those who host large public events to provide portable restrooms. These laws also often require that a certain percentage of the total number of portable restrooms be Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. Typically, 5% of your portable restroom facilities must be ADA compliant.
- ADA Compliant Portable Restrooms
These portable restrooms are designed to be more spacious and can easily accommodate a wheelchair. They also provide the space needed in case someone is assisting another who requires help using the facilities. If provided in a toilet trailer or other raised surface, each of these restrooms must have a ramp leading into it so those with mobility issues can easily access them and the ramp must not be obstructed in any way.
- Getting the Restroom Requirements Right
First, consider the number of people who are likely to attend your event, how long your event will last, and whether you are serving food. Then, take stock of the restroom facilities that you already have available for use, if any. Next, make a decision about whether you prefer not to have guests using the permanent facilities (if you have them). This high rate of usage during a concentrated period of time could result in clogs and other sanitation issues if the venue is not well-maintained.
Portable restrooms limit the number of people who use permanent facilities and the company that you rent them from takes care of waste disposal. These companies can also help you decide on the right number of portable restrooms for your event due to their experience in providing them. Also, plan on ordering at least one ADA compliant portable restroom.
- Portable Restroom Placement
Once you know how many portable restrooms you will have, it’s important to place them in the areas where guests can easily find them and where they are convenient to access from any location in the event. All portable restrooms should be placed on flat, level ground or have unobstructed ramps leading directly up to them if you are using toilet trailers.
Cleanliness is crucial in providing the right portable restrooms for your event. Because your portable restrooms will likely be in continuous use throughout your event, the best solution is to have a bathroom attendant who can keep the restrooms clean on an ongoing basis and assist anyone who requires help with the facilities.
- Your Pleasant, Personalized Portable Restroom
Don’t miss the opportunity to please your guests and brand your company by making your guests’ use of portable restrooms a pleasant experience. You may want to provide company- or event-branded soaps, lotions, paper towels and air freshener. Flowers are also a nice touch.
- Consider Purchasing a Portable Restroom Damage Waiver
Because you will be renting your portable restrooms and will be responsible for their condition on return, it makes good sense to purchase a portable restroom damage waiver. Damage often occurs to the facilities because they are outdoors, leaving them open to weather and vandalism issues, so protecting yourself from expensive repair and replacement costs is essential.
Honey Bucket is Here for You
Honey Bucket is your #1 provider of portable sanitation services for special events. Our years of experience with events of all sizes – from those requiring hundreds of portable restrooms and on-site attendants to those requiring one or two units for a private event such as a family reunion or company picnic – makes Honey Bucket the right choice.
We take pride in our professional approach to every detail of event planning and we hope your event’s attendees have a pleasant experience when they use our restrooms. We are committed to providing you with the best planning assistance, equipment, and service. Call us today at (800) 444-2371 to start planning for all of the guests at your next event – including your special needs guests.