The Kit Everyone Needs on an Event!

Due to my participation in twitter chats, such as #bloghour & #sbloggers, I have been able to find some really fantastic blogs, such as Katie’s antics. She wrote a really great post all about what essentials are needed within the event kit box, & her post got me thinking about all the things that are important to have on site but are often forgotten.Having worked on a large number of events you would think I would have this list memorised!

 

Taking inspiration from Katie, this post is a checklist of all the things Event Managers need whilst out on an event. I have split them into what you need on you at all times, what goes into the box & what is useful to have in both!

On Person:

Phone
Radio
iPad
Watch
Hand sanitiser
Deodorant
Spare pair of shoes *for set-up & take-down of event*
Phone charger
Hair brush & extra hair bands
Tissues
Snacks

On Person & also in the Box:

Pens, pencils, sharpies & white board pens
Bottle water
Notebooks or paper
The event time-sheet *multiple copies are always needed*
Empty memory sticks
Pain killers
Mints
BUSINESS CARDS
List of important numbers

In the Kit Box/Event Room:

Printer
Ink for printer
Laptop
Charger for laptop & iPad
Duck tape, red & white tape and Sellotape
Scissors
First aid kit
Clipboards
Stapler & staples
Bluetac
Blank A4 paper *for makeshift signs, printer paper & for notes*
Bin bags
Spare radios
Cable ties
Digital camera
Elastic bands
Extension cord
Post-it notes
Screwdriver
Shoe polish
Torch
Batteries
Bottle opener & corkscrew
Matches & lighters
Dustpan & brush
Measuring tape
Paper clips
String
Plastic bags
Glue

 

Event Juice has a good Event Manager’s Survival Kit Checklist, as do EMG with their Event Manager’s Survival Kit. These might have additional items that I have forgotten to mention here & if you have anything else you think needs added or you have found particularly useful then please let me know in the comments below!

& Thank you to every single person who voted for this blog in the National Blog Awards 2014, we should find out next week if IDS have been shortlisted within the Events Category.