Mach 2018

09-13 April 2018

nec birmingham uk

Lifting at MACH

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Contractor Information

In this section, contractors working at MACH 2018 can find key information relating to the show. If you have a technical query and cannot find the answer on this page, please email us and we will be happy to help.

Technical Floor Plans

These plans show the service ducting in the halls; the ducts run north/south at 6m intervals:

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the Technical Floor Plans

Stand Build Regulations

A full copy of the MACH 2018 stand build regulations, which specify all building requirements and restrictions, can be found here.

 

STOP THE DROP!

Stop the Drop

The MTA as the owners of MACH support the 'Stop The Drop' campaign designed to promote safe working practices when working at height. The Stop The Drop website contains, toolbox talks, information sheets and safety planning tools specifically tailored to exhibitors, organisers and contractors.

Please take a moment to review the information and resources available on the site and help us to ensure that everyone on site is safe whilst working at height.

 


 

Access Schedule

MACH 2018 is scheduled to take place as follows [please note this timetable is a guide only and is subject to amemndment]:

BUILD UP

Day Date Open Hours Comments Safety
Tuesday 03/04/18 0630 - 2200 Lifting of exhibits only – no exhibitor construction permitted NO ADMISSION to the halls without PPE *
Wednesday 04/04/18 0630 - 2200 Lifting of exhibits only – no exhibitor construction permitted NO ADMISSION to the halls without PPE *
Thursday 05/04/18 0630 - 1500 Lifting of exhibits only – no exhibitor construction permitted NO ADMISSION to the halls without PPE *
1500 - 2200 Lifting of exhibits & construction for space only stands over 150m
Friday 06/04/18 0630 - 2200 Lifting of exhibits & general construction - No shell scheme NO ADMISSION to the halls without PPE *
Saturday 07/04/18 0630 - 2200 General build-up NO ADMISSION to the halls without PPE *
0800 Arrival time for shell scheme dressing** NO ADMISSION to the halls without PPE*
Sunday 08/04/18 0630 - 2200 General build-up NO ADMISSION to the halls without PPE *

 

OPEN DAYS

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Monday 09/04/18 0630 0845 0900 1700 1715 2000
Tuesday 10/04/18 0730 0845 0900 1700 1715 1800
Wednesday 11/04/18 0730 0845 0900 1700 1715 1800
Thursday 12/04/18 0730 0845 0900 1700 1715 1800
Friday 13/04/18 0730 0845 0900 1700 See Breakdown

 

BREAK DOWN

DAY DATE OPEN Hours COMMENTS Safety
Friday 13/04/18

1600 - 2200

General break-down (Exhibitors only)

All shell stands must be cleared of fittings before 2200 but this does not apply to machinery exhibits on shell scheme stands which are on the designated lift schedule

NO ADMISSION to the halls without PPE after the announcement is made
Saturday 14/04/18 0800 - 2100 General break-down (all stand fittings to be removed by close) NO ADMISSION to the halls without PPE
Sunday 15/04/18 0800 -1800 General break-down (lifting only) NO ADMISSION to the halls without PPE
Monday 16/04/18 0800 -1200 Lifting of exhibits (all lifting has a noon deadline) NO ADMISSION to the halls without PPE


PLEASE NOTE: The first two hours immediately after the show closes on the last day (Friday 13/04/18), have been dedicated for exhibit decommissioning. During this time all exhibit power will remain live to allow for decommissioning and removal of oil from exhibits; the power will be turned off at 1800 unless an extension is requested with the appointed electrical contractor - GES. For obvious health and safety reasons, there will be no vehicle movement within the exhibition halls until 1800 hours, or such time as it is safe to do so.

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