Crowds inevitably form at special events and rising temperatures can become a liability in no time, manifesting as heat exhaustion or heat stress. During the warmer months of the year, concert promoters, sports facilities, state or local fairs and other special events are turning towards misting systems and misting fans to keep guests and staff members cool and safe.
|Challenge||Protect guests and event staff members from heat exhaustion and/or heat stress in open environments during the summer months.|
|Solution||Using well placed misting cooling zones that employ standard misting systems or misting fans, events managers are able to offer relief from the heat to guests and employees alike.|
|Benefits||Not only does it limit the liability posed by heat stress but misting zones are often used to generate co-sponsorship income with major corporate brands.|
The nature of our need for consistent social engagement is evident when you observe the natural organic formation of small groups when people are placed in large settings with minimal boundaries. The psychology of the clique has long been studied and is something that runs prevalent through our society, no matter how many anti-clique programs are conducted within our schools. People want to be around others, especially others we identify with. But when you’ve gathered large groups of people together for a captivating event at an outdoor venue that is designed to catch the audience’s attention, it is easy to forget to monitor hydration levels and the real potential for heat stress.
However, as exciting as creating and designing these outdoor events can be, there are some serious liability concerns that should be addressed, especially if your venue is located in an area that is climatically unique to many of the visitors. Heat stress is often silent and can quickly transition through the various stages to extreme danger. Not creating the kind of necessary cooling measures for people who are intentionally distracted by the day’s activities can be extremely serious.
However, adding misting systems and misting fans to create cooling zones for your event guests can offer more than just an insurance against the liability of heat stress or exhaustion. Encouraging sponsorship for your events can also attract brands that want to target their niche market by building positive customer, consumer and VIP relations. Along with the opportunity of increased brand awareness, your potential sponsors can offer misting cooling zones for their current or prospective customers communicating that they truly value the participants within their market.
The nature of any event is excitement and engagement. The nature of people when situated in large group settings is to collect and gather in groups. With body heat and environmental heat increasing in these settings, the chance of heat stress or exhaustion is a reality event designers must consider. Since heat stress and exhaustion can quickly and detrimentally affect even the strongest, misting systems and misting fans are necessary protective measures for the safety of your guests, your staff and the longevity of your event.