Among the many items that need to be installed well ahead of an event, staging is a key component. Today, putting together staging is often foolproof, thanks to systems that are built for speed as well as strength.
“Our staging systems are built in a way that allows anyone to be able to assemble them,” says Seth Gordon, director of business development, Signature Fencing and Flooring Systems, New York. “The systems include the decks, legs, steps, railings and the tools required to assemble each part. They are all lightweight and modular by nature. No matter what size the staging system, it can be assembled by unskilled installers. For our AlphaDeck product, all that is required is a cam lock tool to lock the decks together.”
Eric Short, event product manager, Haulotte Group, Archbold, Ohio, says his company offers instructions, but that its staging sytems requires very few tools as well. He says that it’s important to consider the site and materials prior to installing staging. “Do a site inspection. Check to see if the ground is level. More work is needed for a stage that is set up on ground that is not level.”
Prior to installation, he also says it also is important to consider the needs of the customer and what the stage will be used for. “Calculate the stage size. Make sure you have enough legs, guardrails, stairs and accessories for the stage you plan to build,” Short says.
Gordon says having staging systems that are quick to install is becoming a requirement among rental houses. “The most important trend that is taking place in the staging world is the demand for something that is easy to assemble, disassemble and store. In addition, people are looking for something that does not require any tools and doesn’t have many loose parts that can get lost,” he says.