The IFAI Procedural Handbook for the Safe Installation and Maintenance of Tentage is a living document of invaluable sources of information on how to do safe and quality tent installations. The document includes information on site survey, layout and staking, poles, tensioning, sidewalls, and safety and maintenance for pole-supported tents, bail ring tents, pipe frame-supported tents, box-beam frame-supported tents and soon to be added tension tents.The information presented in the publication is based on the combined experience of the Education Committee, with validated engineering data from an industry expert. The committee was composed of volunteer tent installers and manufacturers, all of whom sought technical review of the document from a wide spectrum of the tent rental industry over the course of time. The handbook is provided through the insurance clients of ARA Insurance. The ultimate goal of the Tent Rental Division of IFAI is to foster safety and education in the tent rental industry.
As a member of the Tent Rental Division of IFAI you receive a complimentary copy of the CD or a printed format of the publication. IF you are not a member of the Tent Rental Division of IFAI, a copy of handbook can be ordered from the IFAI Bookstore.
The chapters include:
- Pole supported tents through 60-foot wide
- Bail-ring tents through 100-foot widths
- Pipe frame-supported tents through 60-foot widths
- Box-beam frame supported tents/clearspans tents through 100-foot widths
- Tensile structure rental tents
- Holding Power of Tent Stakes
Chapter 2.2 includes the staking study data summary compiled by the University of Illinois and the TRD Education Committee.
Additional tent resources may be purchased at the IFAI Bookstore.