• First, be organised. If the event is a camping one, you must bring a tent and sleeping bag.
  • Make sure your tent is sturdy and suitable for purpose! Don’t just choose a tent because it is easy to put up, ensure your tent can withstand all weather conditions and will be a comfortable place for you to sleep in order to be rested for your work.
  • If you plan to arrive in your own vehicle, please check the DCSS PAAM information to confirm whether there is parking on site. Parking availability varies from event to event and will sometimes require you to request a car parking pass. If you do drive your vehicle on an event site, please adhere to the site speed limit (usually 5 or 10mph).
  • If you have a live-in vehicle, contact the office and we will let you know if you are able to bring this. In most cases this will not be an issue however we need to ensure there is sufficient space and access in our staff compound before authorising you to bring a live-in vehicle.
  • If you plan to use public transport, plan your route in advance - it is not only cheaper but guarantees a less stressful journey.
  • If you have space in your vehicle or would like a lift, check out the DCSS Lift Share Facebook page.
  • Make sure you have printed out or downloaded the DCSS PAAM information pack- this contains the site address, date and time of arrival, on site contact and example shift times.
  • Make sure you have appropriate dark trousers alongside comfortable, waterproof, dark walking shoes, boots or wellies. These requirements can be found in the DCSS PAAM information pack.
  • If this is your first time working for the company, remember to bring your entitlement to work documents i.e. your passport OR long-form birth certificate and document containing your national insurance number and name.
  • The on-site contact number should be used when you are on site, if you are unable to enter site, or in case of late arrival to site. We recommend that you save the phone number as it may prove useful later. For other enquiries prior to arrival on site or after the event please contact the DC office.
  • Make sure you arrive with plenty of time before the briefing is due to start. This will allow you to set up your tent/find the location of the briefing whilst it is still light.
  • Make sure that you have checked in or made a DC manager aware that you have arrived.
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