The Ideal Marquee Hire Tools & Accessories

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What are the ideal marquee hire tools and accessories? We have a go at fashioning together a tidy round-up

There is nothing worse than being under-prepared for a marquee hire job.

For that reason we have embarked on the mission of compiling a list of the ideal marquee hire tools and accessories.

[A] Workwear clothing

The great outdoors in Britain (yes, even in the summer) calls for a marquee hire contractor to be well equipped with an array of protective, well made workwear.

Practical, comfortable work clothing on the busy build site makes all the difference to feeling fully complimented  - so, don't underestimate what this can do for efficiency.

Head & Face

  • Beanie hat (for winter)Beanie Hat For Marquee Hire Rigger

    • top layer insulation for cold days, keeping your head warm
      • 100% acrylic rib knit for comfort
      • great protection against chilly morning and evening jobs
    • Example: Carhartt A18 Watch Hat


  • Safety glassesSafety Glasses for Marquee Hire Riggers
    • either clear, or tinted for low-level eye protection (against dust, splinters etc.) whilst working on-site
      • meet EN 166 regulations eyewear standards
      • wrap around for maximum stability
    • Example: Carhartt EGD2DT Carbondale Safety Glasses


  • Safety dexterity gloveWork Glove for marquee hire rigger
    • protective hand wear, yet with a full range of movement
    • shell textured breathable Spandex with a goat skin palm for flexibility, with durability
      • great for grip on aluminium joists, heavy-duty fabrics and tools
    • Example: Carhartt Dex Glove

Upper body


  • Tee shirtTee Shirt for Marquee Hire Rigger
    • sleeveless, light layer without restriction for more heated exertion
      • side-seamed for minimal twisting & 100% ring spun cotton for comfort
      • rolled forward shoulders for better fit
      • no-tag on the inside neck to avoid chaffing
    • Example: Carhartt Maddock Short Sleeve T-Shirt


  • Long sleeve shirtLong SLeeve Tshirt for Marquee Hire Riggers
    • cotton long sleeve t-shirt, with FastDry technology for absorbing moisture from torso during work
      • warm overlayer to wear on top of your sleeveless t-shirt
    • Example: Carhartt Force Cotton Long Sleeve Henley


  • Mid-weight hooded sweatshirt (for winter)Hoodie for Marquee Hire Rigger



Waist and legs

  • Base layer (for winter)Thermal Base Layers for Marquee Hire
    • thermal base layer for the legs in those ice-cold early starts and late finishes on site
      • 100% polyester, medium weight and made to trap in the heat, but remove surface moisture, whilst combating odours
    • Example: Carhartt 100642 Base Force Cold Weather Bottom


  • Tool belt & SuspendersToolbelt for Marquee Hire Riggers


  • Multipocket, riptop shorts (for summer)Cargo shorts for Marquee Hire Rigger
    • multi-utility work shorts for the hard-working rigger throughout the seasons
      • tough, durable, comfortable with large cargo pockets for the practical multi-tasker
    • Example: Carhartt B357 Ripstop Cargo Work Short


  • Rugged duck workmen trousersWorkmen Trousers for Marquee Hire Rigger
    • tough duck material for the rough and ready contractor on site
      • built to withstand all tradesman disciplines and last for years - tried and tested
      • various cargo pockets, hammer loop and many reinforcements in all the right places
    • Example: Carhartt EB219 Duck Multi Pocket Tech Pant


  • Safety bootWork boot for Marquee Hire Rigger
    • steel toe capped, well constructed for robustness in all types of weather and ground conditions
      • waterproof layers, oil resistant, non-marking slip resistant, anti-fatigue layers and core
      • great grip for all floor types
    • Example: Timberland PRO Workstead Laced Safety Boots


  • Safety welliesReinforced Safety Wellie for Marquee Hire Rigger
    • these are reinforced, Wellington boots for waterlogged or partially submerged areas
      • great for boggy ground or unique locations near streams or areas where ground which requires a welly
      • offering the protection of a work boot with toe protection etc.
    • Example: Dunlop Purofort C462743 Rig Air Safety Boots - Unlined


  • All season sockAll Weather Workman Sock for Marquee Hire Riggers
    • mid-weight durable blend of materials, warm enough for winter, but breathable for warmer months
      • cotton, nylon, lycra, polyester - cooling channels within the sock
      • reinforced and cushioned at strike zones, like heel
      • crew length
    • Example: Carhartt A62-3 All Season Cotton Crew Work Sock - 3 Pack




Specialist instruments & equipment

Marquee hire riggers at times need some specialist mechanical assistance with the task at hand. You might not find such instruments as common in the van or toolbox of most tradies, so take a careful look before making your mind up if these might be for you.

  • Stake pullerStake Puller for Marquee Hire Rigger
    • mechanical leverage for the marquee rigger with a peg and pole demount at hand. This specialist piece of kit allows for more time handling the careful packing away of delicate event equipment, and less time stressing over the heave-ho of uprooting stakes.
      • up to 1/2 tonne lifting power for one rigger to pull up heavily malleted stakes
    • Example: Stake Puller Ideal for Marquees and Tents

Traditional tools

The following are an assortment of typical tradesman tools which are usually found in the back of an experienced marquee hire company van. These tools are staple effectors of some common tasks around the marquee hire site. You'll want these to the ready at all times - they should never really leave your van. [You can find many of these items in you local hardware store or on eBay - your choice, but worth shopping around to get the best value.]

  • Stanley knife
    • particularly for cutting carpets down to size for installation on each job
  • Nails
    • 6 inchers will be sufficient hold for pinning down carpet in the right places
  • Side cutters
    • just the handy tool for snipping cable ties when attaching and detaching accessories
  • Hammer
    • just what you need for installing carpets with nails
  • Tape measure
    • for accurate measurements on site visits
  • Sledge hammer
    • great for driving stakes in for anchoring your structure
  • Stepladder
    • just what you need for installing lining, lighting and other heard to reach items
  • Trolley
    • a trolley which soft wheels for carting about heavy items across site, even on grass

Marquee AccessoriesCable Ties for Marquee Hire Riggers

  • Cable ties
    • fixing & harnessing accessories around the marquee interior


  • Tarpclips/Clipon EyeletsPlastic Clipon Eyelets for Marquee Hire Riggers
    • broken eyelet or torn away from the material? Use these for holding fast PVC sheets by bungee cords...including banners and other promotional items, as well as additional anchorage for smaller structures


Anything else you would include?...without mentioning the marquees, of course!

Feel free, to pass on your experienced comments beneath...thank you for sharing.

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