When I was on the way back to our yard one day thoroughly cheesed off that one vital part had not been loaded I came up with a solution. Up until that point we’d just loaded from memory.
The best system we came up with was to laminate the parts list for each marquee, each team would then tick off the bits as they were loaded using a white board marker that could be cleaned off before used again.
We also made sure that all PVC and linings were clearly labelled, it’s very easy to mistake similar sized roofs when they’re rolled up for example.
You have to drum in to every member of the team that it’s worth an extra 5 minutes making sure everything is labelled and stored/loaded correctly. Trying to load when faced with an equipment room that looks like a bomb has gone off is not a good thing.
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