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Safe Spaces: How Jackleg Cabins Support Festival-Goers

Festivals can be a fun experience for people at all stages of life. As long as children are accompanied by an adult, there is no minimum or maximum age limit. However, with unpredictable weather, alcohol consumption and large crowds, attending a festival can bring welfare risks.


Festival coordinators are responsible for protecting guests from harm. Medical professionals and tents must be available to provide a place for festival-goers to go if they feel unwell or need medical assistance.


Read on to learn more about how jackleg cabins can be used to support the health and well-being of festival-goers.

Support for individuals with Disabilities

Jackleg cabins have disabled access equipped with accessible ramps, wide doors, and disability-friendly restrooms to ensure that individuals with disabilities can enter and navigate the space easily. Jackleg cabins also contain comfortable seating for those with disabilities who benefit from frequent rest.

Support for Mental Health

Welfare staff are well-versed in mental health issues and can assist individuals who are suffering from mental health issues or episodes. Trained staff can support individuals who are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks or other mental health issues. Likewise, those who may feel overstimulated or overwhelmed at the festival can use the cabin as a safe space to calm down.

Vulnerable Youth

Underage children must be accompanied by an adult to attend most festivals. However, since festivals are crowded and see a high volume of guests, it can be easy to become separated from parents or responsible adults.


Welfare tents are a refuge for lost children to be reunited with their trusted carers. Staff working in welfare facilities can make tannoy announcements or radio between different tents to alert individuals to a missing child and announce the name of the adult they are searching for.

Assistance for Individuals with Chronic Illnesses

Chronic illnesses can be a deterrent for individuals from visiting a festival. However, festivals should attempt to make premises accessible for individuals with complex health needs. First-aid cabins are equipped with refrigeration and the ability to store medications that must be kept at strict temperatures. Essential medical supplies such as insulin for diabetics or inhalers for asthmatics should be available to guests who need them. Emergency care staff are trained to recognise and respond to health concerns related to chronic illnesses.

General Safety and Well-being

Festivals often take place in the peak of summer, which means the festival can experience high temperatures or sun exposure. Wearing suncream with a high protection factor, a sun hat and staying hydrated is critical to stay safe from the sun.


Prolonged exposure can lead to many health issues, such as dehydration, heatstroke or sunstroke. If festival-goers experience any symptoms, they can attend the welfare tent. Teams on hand are equipped with sunscreen, rehydration sachets, and water to ensure the individual is treated and has a place to recover until they feel better.

Manchester Cabins

Manchester Cabins was established in 1979 to provide portable building solutions for Manchester and the surrounding areas. We offer a range of solutions from jackleg cabins, container hire, anti-vandal offices and portaloo hire in Manchester for many different projects like construction, events and hospitality.


Contact us today for more information about our versatile and affordable jackleg cabins.

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