Shoot4Goal Hire Sports Inflatables in Basingstoke

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FAQs

FAQs

We’ve answered a few of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions, please get in touch.

General FAQs

What insurance do you have?

We have a carry £5 million public liability insurance and £10 million Employers public liability insurance, the policy also includes equipment sales. We can provide confirmation of this on request.

 

For dry hire events our policy is valid only when our crew are on the event site.

We were established in 2005. In that time we have attended thousands of events and manufactured hundreds of inflatables.

We annually inspect our inflatables by a competent person.  We also visually inspect them during set up at your event.  Our inflatables are out of scope of PIPA and therefore do not require a PIPA tag as they are not defined as Inflatable Play Equipment as directed by the HSE.

 

We always have a fire extinguisher and first aid kit at our events and our electrical equipment will have passed an annual PAT test.  Our petrol fans are service on an annual basis.

 

Accidents although extremely rare are recorded in our log book.

Our privacy policy details how we process your data.

Hire FAQs

Where are you based and what locations do you cover?

We are based in Basingstoke in Hampshire UK.

We supply goods throughout the world.

Our hire and race services are available to any location within the UK mainland.

We operate on a first come first served basis.  Unlike some operators, we will not cancel your event if a larger event comes along. 

 

Obviously the earlier you book the greater the chance of getting your chosen games on your chosen day.  On certain days we definitely do run out of crew, vans and games.  However, we can sometimes book you in last minute so there is no harm in asking.

We have a carry £5 million public liability insurance and £10 million Employers public liability insurance, the policy also includes equipment sales. We can provide confirmation of this on request.

 

For dry hire events our policy is valid only when our crew are on the event site.

We offer a very tailored and bespoke service.  No event is the same just as no inflatable we manufacture is the same.

For hire events we are taking account of the numerous factors which include the event date, the game(s) requested, the number of hours, the travel distance.

Unless previously agreed otherwise we aim to arrive 90-60 minutes prior to your event. Where your hire includes four or more games we will agree an earlier arrival.

We operate for the agreed contracted hours.

You will need to advise us where the inflatables will need to be set up.


If you are supplying power you will need to ensure the power source is within 20m.


You should also ensure you have enough space and the grounds are free of debris and suitable for use. i.e. not waterlogged, no glass etc.


We will set up your activity and request that participants are wherever possible kept away from the event space until the event is ready to start.

Yes (unless otherwise agreed).  We will run the games for you ensuring the safety of your participants.

 

For some games if you would rather supervise the games yourselves we will agree to this and we will remain at or near your event throughout.

Yes, but you will need to do this yourself.  Often the best method is to set up a ticketing system or provide users with wristbands.

Where possible if we can see in advance that the weather will impact the event we may contact you and try to offer an alternative solution that works for both parties. For example some of our games are not great in the rain whereas for others wet weather doesn’t impact the game experience.

 

On arrival we will take a wind speed measurement using a hand held anemometer as directed by the HSE. If wind speeds are obviously below 15mph we are unlikely to measure any further. Where wind speeds are greater than 15mph we will constantly monitor wind speeds.

 

The HSE state that no inflatable should be used in wind speeds above 24mph. If wind speeds exceed 24mph we will stop operations until conditions ease. We will not supply or operate games during periods of thunder or lighting or during amber or red weather warnings.

We supply all of the equipment required to safely operate your game.

 

This includes the inflatable, fan, balls, leader board and perimeter fencing.  For a full list check the fact list for each game on our website.

Purchase FAQs

What lead time do you offer?

Normally 4 weeks from receipt of your deposit payment, artwork and agreed design.

 

Sometimes we will agree an earlier time if you have an event that the inflatable is required for.

12 months against faulty workmanship and materials.

Our inflatables are built to the highest quality for fantastic visual impact and durability.  They are made from extremely high quality plasticised PVC polymer coated onto both sides of a nylon substrate that meets flame retardant standards: BS5438 1976 Method 2 and BS5867 Part 2 1980 Type B. 

 

All inflatables are manufactured to BS EN 14960 with regard to materials, thread, anchor points, anchor stakes and manufacture process. However, this standard is explicitly for bouncing and sliding inflatables and therefore we are unable to comply fully.

We can reproduce you design either by using our highly skilled artist or by printing your logo or message.

 

The artwork can either be placed on a detachable velcro banner or stitched in or painted directly onto the inflatable.

 

What works for one customer is different for the next.  The great thing is that we let you choose and we are always able to provide our expertise to help guide you.

We can issue a document setting out the artwork standards required to avoid pixelation.

As long as your game is stored clean and dry it will last for many years.  We still have games in our hire stock that are nearing 20 years old.

Yes, but we very rarely need to do so.  We build our inflatables to the very highest of standards and we hardly ever receive returns.

Yes a user guide is provided for all purchases.  Note that the guide is generic and applies to the safe use and care of all inflatables.

 

For third party products such as the blower or speed radar the manufactures guidance notes will be included.

Race Event Services FAQs

What services do you supply?

We offer a full race timing service with online and printed results.

 

In addition, we can offer:

  • Personalised printed bibs
  • Race Arches
  • Race Clocks

 

To save you money we do not collect race entrants data or payments we leave this up to you.  All we will need is the entrants data file.

We operate on a first come first served basis.  We will not cancel your event if a larger event comes along.  Obviously the earlier you book the greater the chance of getting your chosen day.  We definitely do run out of crew, vans and games on certain days. 


Typically, a race timing event is organised approximately two months or more in advance.

If you are having race bibs personalised with the participants name then we will require this a minimum of two weeks prior to the race.

The final race list must be submitted 48 hours before the race.

 

We will liaise with you to ensure you are collecting date in the correct format to ensure that we can provide the race reports as per your request.

You can sell race places right up to start of the race.  You will need to record your entries on a laptop and forward the data to us immediately.

 

If you run out of bibs then we always carry a spare supply which we can provide to you on a sale or return basis.

Unless previously agreed otherwise we aim to arrive two hours prior to your race.

You will need to advise us where the start and finish lines are.

You should also ensure that you have enough space for us to set up a gazebo next to the finish line. 

 

If we are supplying a finish line arch they you should not set up barriers near to the start or finish lines.

 

If you are supplying power you will need to ensure the power source is within 20m.

We use ChronoTrack which we believe are the very best timing technology currently available.

 

Our UHF RFID race timing tags are single-use tags that improve efficiency and allocation of staff resources.


Our RFID tags are weather resistant and lightweight for an enhanced competitor experience. Due to the way the tag is manufactured and the technology included during this phase, no bulky foam spacer is required when the tags are attached to the running number. This makes a big difference for postal distribution and race-pack storage at registration.

Results can be found live from our website on our race results page.

 

We will also supply all printed reports that the race director has requested in advance.

 

We also offer post race validation. For example where the race director wishes to disqualify a participant or where a participant has completed a 10k race rather than the 5k they entered.  Or simple data changes such as someone’s incorrectly spelt name.

At many mass participation events such as running, triathlons and competitive cycling events there is an official start time for the event. This is when the starter sets off the gun or hooter.
The gun time is the time from the official start time to when you cross the finish line. The gun time is used to provide the official results.


The chip time is the net time and is the time it takes you to complete the race from the time you cross the start line. The chip time gives each participant an accurate record of their own time.

We will have a minimum of two lines RFID sensors. In addition we will have finish line video and we possible we also take manual results.

Yes.  Our arches, clocks and even our race sky guy can all be hired individually.

Contact Us

When making an enquiry for an event please provide information regarding the venue, start/finish times, date, the games or equipment you wish to hire or purchase and the type of event you are planning.

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