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    Essential Tips for Managing a Large Crowd

    Last updated 1 day 11 hours ago

    When a large group of people gather into a crowd, it is important to have several components in place to ensure that everyone stays safe. Fences or other barricades are helpful in guiding groups of people and letting them know where they can and cannot go. Read on for a few essential tips for managing a large crowd.

    Plan Ahead
    When it comes to managing a large crowd it is crucial to plan ahead. Make sure that you have the necessary staff to handle the crowd, and make sure that this staff is fully trained and prepared for the event. Before the arrival of the crowd, ensure that your site is not in violation of any public safety rules. It is also important to let emergency services in your area such as the police, hospital, and fire department know about the event.

    Provide Structure
    In order to manage a large crowd, you will need to provide structure. This may come in the form of fences, barricades, and signs. The crowd will need to know where they should go and where they should not go for specific services. If the crowd outnumbers the staff, fewer staff members will be available to answer questions, so it is important that signs and fences are used to efficiently direct patrons. Portable toilets are also necessary for many events that attract a mass of people; depending on the size of the event, you may need one or many.

    Have an Emergency Protocol
    It is imperative that you have a plan to follow in case of emergency. Make sure that you have access to first aid kits as well as automated external defibrillators as well as individuals who are trained in using them. In the event of an emergency, call the appropriate emergency services immediately.

    If you are going to be managing a large crowd, call Cal State Site Services, Inc. at (888) 440-6122. We are happy to provide barricades, fencing, and portable toilets in Simi Valley. Would you like to know more about our services? Feel free to visit our website to learn more today.

    What are the California Building Code Fence Requirements?

    Last updated 9 days ago

    While a new fence can offer protection, privacy, and aesthetic appeal, it is important that you abide by your local building codes. These codes ensure that your fence does not violate height, strength, or fire safety regulations. Keep reading to learn more about the California building code fence requirements.

    Size
    If your fence is shorter than six feet high, you will probably not need a building permit under California building code. When it comes to building a fence in your front yard, your fences must be built at a height of 42 inches or lower. The regulations are different for your backyard, however; fences that surround your backyard are allowed to stand up to 72 inches, or six feet tall. If you own a dog that you would like to keep in your yard, a fence about this size will typically be appropriate.

    Composition
    If you are planning on building a masonry fence in California, you need to know about the associated regulations. When you build a masonry fence you must make sure that a course of block is set in fresh concrete before you pour your footing. The strength of your mortar mix, grout, and concrete is also important; your mortar mix will need to have a compressive strength of 1,800 psi, your grout must have a higher strength at 2,000 psi, and your concrete must have a compressive strength of 2,500 psi or higher.

    Location
    Always be cognizant of the location in which you build your fence. If you build a fence near a building, it must meet fire resistance standards or be made of noncombustible materials. You are also required to build a fence in certain areas; deeper swimming pools must be enclosed by fences that are at least 60 inches high and automatically close and latch themselves.

    For over 20 years, Cal State Site Services, Inc. has been offering high quality fence services. If you would like to know more about our fencing or portable toilets in Simi Valley, please feel free to visit our website. You can also call us at (800) 499-5757 for more information.

    Deciding on the Right Fencing Materials for Your Needs

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Regardless of whether you are looking to construct a fence for your new Southern California home or rent a temporary fence for an event you are in the process of planning, there are several fencing materials from which you can choose. In order to ensure that the material you opt for is right for your needs, wants, and constraints, take the following advice into consideration.

    Identify Your Fence’s Purpose
    Residential fences are generally built for privacy, security, pet and child containment, exterior home decoration, or a combination of these purposes. Temporary fences that are rented for festivals, weddings, other outdoor events, and construction sites are usually intended to keep the event or construction site secure and control who has access to them. When security is your main concern, a chain-link fence with barbed or razor wire lining the top is often your best bet.

    Know Your Budget
    Ornate wooden fences and some wrought iron fences can be costly, while chain-link fences are generally an effective option for property owners and organizations looking to build or rent a fence on a tight budget. Determine how much money you can spend on your temporary fence or fence construction, and narrow your options down by considering only fencing materials that work with your budget constraints.

    Consider Your Preferences
    Once you have assessed the practical aspects of your fencing needs and identified what fencing materials you can afford, you can let your personal preferences play into your decision. Consider aesthetics and fence maintenance needs, as well as any other ideas you have for the ideal fence.

    At Cal State Site Services, Inc., we have post-driven chain link fences, mini mesh fences, and wrought iron fences that can be used as temporary or permanent fence solutions on your property. For information about our fencing materials and our fence rental services that can guide you toward the fence that meets all of your criteria, give us a call at (800) 499-5757.

    Tips for Planning an Outdoor Event

    Last updated 22 days ago

    Event planning can be life’s driving force for those who are passionate about it, but it requires a great deal of work and attention to details large and small. If you are in the process of planning an outdoor event and wish to ensure that you no important details are forgotten, consult the event planning tips offered below.

    Plan in Advance
    The earlier you start planning your outdoor event, the more organized it is likely to be. One of the first steps to take after setting a date is to draft a timeline containing every important detail you need to take care of in order for your event to be a success. Included on this timeline should be invitations, food and beverage menus, music playlists, decorations, entertainment bookings, and more.

    Obtain Necessary Permits
    Depending on where you plan to hold your event, you may need to secure a municipal permit in order to host it without running into trouble. If food or alcohol will be served at the event, you may also require licenses from the state health department in order to legally sell these items.

    Rent Fences and Barricades
    Temporary fences and barricades are an effective way to control access to your event. In addition to keeping people who have not paid or were not invited to your event from crashing it, they can also keep out curious wildlife looking to forage around on your event site.

    Ensure That You Have Enough Toilets
    Event attendees will not be pleased if they have to wait in long lines to use the restrooms or the portable toilets at your event venue are unclean. They may remember your event as lacking in comfort and amenities. Avoid this by using a recommended toilet calculator tool to determine the optimal number of toilets needed for your event.

    If you are planning an event in Southern California for which temporary fences, barricades, or portable toilets will be required, call Cal State Site Services, Inc. at (800) 499-5757. For more than 20 years, we have been supplying event organizers with the equipment they need to make their events comfortable and safe for all who attend. 

    A Quick Look at the History of Cal-State Site Services

    Last updated 28 days ago

    Founded in 1991, Cal-State Site Services, Inc. is a family owned and operated business that specializes in the rental and assembly of equipment required for outdoor events of all kinds. Throughout our more than two decades of service, we have expanded our operations and customer base and now have more than a million feet of temporary fencing and barricade equipment.

    The success of our company can be attributed to our commitment to customer satisfaction and the continuous pursuit of obtaining effective and durable temporary fence and barricade materials to add to our inventory. We do this without compromising our family run atmosphere and ethics.

    The next time you are planning an event in the Los Angeles area and are looking for barricades, rental fences, or portable toilets to make your event site secure and amenable, remember the name Cal-State Site Services. To speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives about our portable toilet rentals and temporary fence solutions, call (800) 499-5757.

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