The Swansea branch of Brandon Hire have hired six lighting towers to the BBC’s ‘Biggest Weekend’ music festival held at Singleton Park, just outside the City centre.
With thousands of music fans descending onto the site, naturally the safety of the visitors was of paramount importance. Consequently, the event organisers contacted Brandon Hire’s Swansea branch requesting some substantial engine-powered lighting sets that would ensure the safe passage of both foot traffic and vehicles into the main arena.
Brandon Hire’s Swansea branch manager, Chris Lewis explained, “We have close links with the event teams at Swansea Council and they recommended us to the organisers of the Biggest Weekend. The requirement was for good quality lighting along with extended running times between refuelling.”
“We decided that due to the importance of this very prestigious event, the X-Eco LED lighting sets would be the best product to cover the organiser’s responsibilities. We have had previous experience with these units and always found them more than satisfactory,” added Chris.
The X-Eco LED lights were supplied to Brandon Hire by the power and lighting specialists, MHM Plant.
MHM Plant supplies a wide range of lighting and associated power products to Brandon Hire throughout their branch network.
The X-Eco LED features six energy saving LED lamps and is fitted with the AMOSS safety system, which automatically lowers the mast if the lighting set is moved whilst the mast is still erected. It also has a fully bunded fuel tank which prevents fuel and oil from falling onto the ground, thus eliminating the possibility of slips and/or ground contamination.
Established in 1971, Brandon Hire is a major national tool and equipment hire business with over 900 employees, which operates from a network of 143 locations across the UK. In November 2017 the company became part of Vp plc, the equipment rental specialist following the acquisition, by Vp plc, of Brandon Hire Group Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries, Brandon Hire.
MHM operates nationally from its head office in Port Talbot, South Wales and supplies a range of power generation machines, lighting and related equipment, throughout the UK. The company also operates a rehire service to rental companies wishing to provide a hire service to their clients without having to endure costly capital outlay.