For more than 20 years, TopTec Event Tents has hosted Tent School, the event rental industry’s longest running tent installation and safety training program at the manufacturer’s South Carolina facility. In January, however, the company announced a change to the training program and schedule with plans to take Tent School on the road plus adding a customized Tent School option for dealers seeking help with a specific area or product line.
“Tent School is one of the anticipated events of the season. It’s something our entire staff looks forward to each year and training that our dealers begin asking about months in advance,” said Bryan Bolt, lead instructor and director of sales for TopTec Event Tents.
Tent School’s training programs were developed to ensure the safety of guests at any tented event including weddings, festivals, corporate meetings, and more. Event rental professionals from across America historically attend the on-site series of classes to learn the latest event safety techniques and best practices for the tent rental industry.
Dealers requesting Tent School custom training can expect a targeted program designed to boost team confidence and ability.
Bolt said that the company still plans to host Tent School on-site at their S.C. manufacturing facility every other year so that dealers can choose the training option best suited for their team and schedule.
Training for Tent School On the Road and On Site includes:
• Disaster reaction training
• Emergency planning
• Advanced staking and anchoring techniques
• Current tent installation best practices
“Safety is one of our top priorities for any event we service,” said Warren Darby, Rent E-Quip’s owner. “Having a national manufacturer like TopTec understand the importance of this and actually develop and lead a training program on tent safety, just shows their commitment to the event rental industry.”
About Tent School:
TopTec Event Tent’s annual Tent School training event is attended by event rental professionals from across America to learn event safety techniques and best practices for the tent rental industry.