Safety Fast!

Customer Name

Human Race

Project Location

London, UK

  • Live Barriers Finish Gantry whitehall
  • Start gantry Trafalgar Square Live Barriers
  • Start gantry Trafalgar Square Live Barriers

Human Race is the UK’s leading mass participation events company, putting on over 30 events each year in triathlon, cycling, running and duathlon.

Live has supplied to Human Race for a number of years and we are entrusted with many crowd safety aspects of their events.

Live has supplied Gantries to the events market for the past 5 years and has various sizes to suit all sporting and branded events. Two of our heavy-duty gantries were installed for this year's Winter Run in a matter of a few hours, along with 3 stage pods with steps and rails, and 2 wayfinding towers, all under marshal safety.

The Start gantry sported a large Polar Bear on top of the 4m span, which required calculations for the extra rigging to ensure the whole structure was safe and secure. The gantry has a tamper-proof safety feature that locks out the crosspiece for extra protection, should the winch ever fail.

The load-in/out schedules were very tight but nothing that Live are unfamiliar with and everything went to schedule or quicker.

Live provided all graphics and branding and we protected Trafalgar Square's flagstones with feet covers to make sure after the de-rig, there was no marks to the floor. 

Matt and the team were great to work with on the day. Build and de-rig both went to schedule and there were no issues that I’m aware of. Thanks for your help and I look forward to working with you both in the future