Toilet tipping on the rise at festivals: UK Event Safety raises concerns

UK Event Safety has appealed to event promoters to reposition their toilets after increasing cases of rowdy festival types tipping them over.

Toilet tipping on the rise at fesivals: UK Event Safty raises concerns
Toilet tipping on the rise at fesivals: UK Event Safty raises concerns

The safety advisory firm said injuries as a result of the efforts of pranksters are on the rise.

"We are asking event promoters and planners to position the toilets back to back to lessen the risk of them being tipped over," said UK Event Safety manager Glenn Ramsden.

UK Event Safety’s concern is not only that those inside could be covered in something rather unpleasant, but that many portable conveniences use aggressive chemicals to keep them clean, which could result in rather more permanent injuries.

According to the company in one recent instance a teenager was said to have ingested some of the contents whilst being freed from the toilet.

Although the UK Event Safety said it understands not all cases of toilet tipping can be stopped, it suggested more careful planning of festival facilities could improve visitor safety and prevent a messy situation.

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