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Roady4Roadies 2021

Roady4Roadies support organization

The annual Roady4Roadies event Took place Yesterday (11th April) at 11 major locations across Australia. Roady4Roadies brings together live music crews, and the musicians they work for, to reconnect and support each other – and celebrate the return of live music, in a covid safe way, of course!

 Due to Covid, the event was unfortunately cancelled early last year, just weeks out from the proposed date. The event experienced a great turn out in all locations across the country and proved to be a fun day for all ages. Attendees received a free Roady4Roadies branded t-shirt and facemask, and were entertained with a lunch and Live entertainment from local artists and big names like Missy Higgins, Icehouse and Paul Dempsey, whom are all ambassadors for the organization.

Roady4Roadies is hosted by Crew Care, an organization aiming to improve the care and support of technical and backstage workers within the live music, event and entertainment industry. Roady4Roadies is staged by a voluntary team of Australia’s leading live production professionals. This year Crew Care have partnered with and directed all proceeds to the Supportact charity; Supportact ensures ongoing crisis relief and mental health services for artists, backstage crew and music workers.

After being involved and experiencing firsthand the devastating impacts and effects of a year full of cancelled events. The Viking Rentals team attended the event in Brisbane to show support for the industry and volunteer our time to this much needed organization.

If you missed out on the event and still wish to contribute and show your support, commencing next week Roady4Roadies will also be launching an online auction to raise further donations for Supportact.

Numerous items will be up for offer, the first being a corporate table for eight at Australia’s Largest German celebration, Brisbane Oktoberfest! Octoberfest support just under 1000 artists and personal in the entertainment/events industry each year.

Otherwise Crew Care have a bunch of great shirts for sale and donations are always greatly appreciated through their website below.

Live music at Roady4Roadies

Bec Lavell entertaining crowds on stage at Brisbane’s Roady4Roadies

Roady4Roadies Volunteers and attendees

Volunteers and Attendees completed a 4km walk on the day to show their support.

Hydration Station

Viking rentals Hydration Station on site at Roady4Roadies in Brisbane

Viking Rentals Events and Festivals affected by Covid-19

How Covid-19 Affected Viking Rentals

2020, the year we will all never forget.

Like most companies and businesses around the world, it was one very unexpected and disparate year for Viking Rentals.

Viking Rentals was lucky to have survived through the pandemic and economic downturn as well as we did.

Unfortunately, our event side of the business suffered, as you could imagine. It was a moment in history most staff in our office will not forget, all sitting down in front of a computer screen, watching the live moment Scott Morrison announced the tough restrictions on events, social gatherings and the normality of everyday life.

The weekend prior to the announcement, our team had bumped in for Ultra Music Festival in Melbourne, who could have imagined this would be our last and largest event we would supply during 2020. Our estimated 1500 events booked in for that year, soon dropped down to under 500, all of which were event facilities being ordered for Hospitals, Covid testing facilities and essential businesses that would require extra hygiene facilities, such as hand wash stations and sanitizer stands.

With the vaccine almost available for all individuals and the rate of Covid-19 transmissions decreasing, events are finally making a comeback in Covid safe ways! It won’t be long before we are all back crowded into sweaty mosh pits having the time of our lives.

We benefited greatly within the construction hire division of our business. Many factors contributed to this, such as the construction industry being considered as an essential service, which kept most of our customers and staff employed and eligible to continue on with everyday duties and work. Existing customers began requesting additional servicing on their facilities, to maintain a higher level of hygiene due to the spread of Covid-19.

Viking Portable Toilets became the perfect facility to hire on sites during the Covid period, as all of our toilets are fitted with soap dispensers and hands-free flush and wash basin. This made our toilets a standout compared to our competitors who did not have these functions available in their facilities.

Now having made our way into 2021, Viking are seeing a massive demand for portable toilets, temporary fencing and temporary power poles, due to the governments introduced “new home builder grants” and “economic stimulus packages” seeing home builders & renovators inundated with new orders.

We have bought an extensive order of new toilets, trucks and have hired more staff to cope with the upcoming demand, to ensure uninterrupted supply for all of our customers.

2020 is behind us now, thankfully, and Viking Rentals are equipped and ambitious to continue conquering the portable toilet hire industry through 2021 and onwards!

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Environmental Benefits of Portable Toilets Australia

Environmental benefits of a portable toilets Australia

There are so many events and situations that require portable toilets due to location and lack of plumbing. In the past, a lot of people have been put off by these outdoor bathrooms. However, newer, improved models have stepped into the spot light, proving to be better for you, are more hygienic and are better for the environment.

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