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" Because some of our long-term
rentals occurred during the winter
months, we had to be prepared for
high winds and snow, " says Dan Skena,
president and event-rental specialist at
PartySavvy, Monroeville, Pa. " In most
cases, we increased the staking or
ballasting so the tent could withstand
higher wind loads.
" When staking is not permitted for
whatever reason, concrete weights tend
to be the most commonly used method
of ballasting-though I have seen
installations without the proper amount
necessary, " Skena continues. " The topic
of [how to calculate proper] ballasting
has been covered extensively by the TRD
[Tent Rental Division] of IFAI for years. "
INSURANCE 101
In the event a tented structure does
fail in some way or someone is injured
during installation or under the tent,
general liability insurance can protect
the company owner's īinancial assets.
But businesses are not required to carry
general liability insurance, however
risky it is to operate without it. " If
your business is sued, you could end
up facing hundreds of thousands of
dollars in fees that could be crippling
for the business, " says Kory Eastenson,
risk management consultant, Upper
Midwest region of Marsh McLennan
Agency LLC, Minneapolis, Minn. " In
today's day and age, the unfortunate
truth is that everyone involved in the life
cycle of a product or service is likely to
be dragged into a lawsuit at some point
in time. From the manufacturer to the
wholesaler to the end consumer-nobody
is dismissed in the eyes of an attorney. "
Thankfully, general liability insurance
is relatively inexpensive and can transfer
the risk of bodily injury, property
damage, medical payments, legal defense
and personal injury. " Based on the size
of one's business, there are different
'limits' that will be recommended, but
the typical policy includes a $1 million
ABOVE: PartySavvy installed this tenting to cover
a patio next to a brewery restaurant, to provide
extra dining room during the winter months.
Photo courtesy of PartySavvy.
BELOW: At times, PartySavvy sells custom-built
tents to end users for seasonal use. Most often
these tents are installed in March or April and
are removed in October or November.
Photo courtesy of PartySavvy.
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