Events can be unpredictable – things break, people get sick or lost and the weather can change suddenly (something we know well in Melbourne!) With so many moving parts involved, it’s almost impossible to avoid all potential risks or predict what might go wrong.
This makes working in event both exciting and terrifying, but a good event producer will have a toolbox of essential items, a ‘box of tricks’ they can pull out to deal with emergencies of all shapes and sizes. It’s like taking out insurance but more practical, less complicated to implement and often provides better outcomes too!
Some of the common items in the JTPM toolbox include scissors and a box cutter, various rolls of tape, super glue, a stapler and staples, a sewing and first aid kit, a collection of pens, pencils and markers, post it notes and notebooks, batteries of various sizes, pliers and screwdriver, tissues and toilet paper, hand sanitiser and face masks and of course an assortment of chargers.
Additional items are added from time to time, depending on each specific event such as sunscreen, bottles of water, an umbrella, raincoat, hat or cap and a handheld fan for any outdoor events.
Our event toolbox has been a lifesaver on many occasions, so we took a team poll and asked everyone to share their favourite event item, tip or hack. Here’s our top eight:
Keeping our event toolkit stocked up and ready to go is an important part of the post-event process, but we also make sure to do a quick stocktake before the event and we recommend keeping a checklist of all items to make sure nothing is missing.
As experienced event producers, we come prepared to tackle just about anything – because rain, hail or shine, the event must go on! If you’re looking for a reliable, thoughtful and caring event team give us a call today.