Use RiskFly to produce better AV Risk Assessments

For AV firms installing hired kit, and running live events, performing risk assessments and acting on the hazard controls identified is a vital process to ensure the safety of staff and the public.

AV Risk Assessments can vary substantially between venues and events, with different hazards present and different teams of staff or freelancers operating equipment.

But we know assessing live events is repetitive, especially when your AV hire business performs dozens of jobs each month, and many of the jobs are very similar in nature.

We've observed how businesses often use the same risk assessment for every job, or copy and paste the same assessment to save time. This may mean that hazards specific to the event are not identified, and controls for those hazards are not put in place. This could risk the safety of your staff and the general public, as well as rendering your Risk Assessment as questionable in the eyes of an auditor or insurer.

AV firms need to consider a wide range of activities and hazards when performing Risk Assessments. These include aspects of AV work such as:

  • Driving vehicles to and from the venue, reversing and loading
  • Working at height
  • Flying PA, screens and other equipment
  • Cable runs and electrical hazards
  • Noise levels
  • Safety of the public

RiskFly helps you to identify, assess and mitigate these hazards - and in a way that saves you time while making your AV Risk Assessments more accurate.

The RiskFly application helps create event-specific AV Risk Assessments quickly and easily, improving the quality of your assessments and documentation.

Screenshot of RiskFly, Risk Assessment software for the Audio, Visual and Live Event Production Industry

How RiskFly can help create better AV Risk Assessments

Manage a list of AV or business-specific Activities and Hazards

The key to RiskFly is your library of activities and hazards. We know that many of your activities are the same at each event, so RiskFly allows you to keep a list of them which you can add to over time.

You can also choose to use RiskFly's preset lists of activities and hazards to get you started, this includes an AV-specific set which we've curated in partnership with AV firms in Manchester.

You only need to add an activity once, then you can use it in all or some of your future AV Risk Assessments.

Create job-specific Risk Assessments

As an AV firm, you'll be installing equipment and running shows in different venues every day of the week.

Re-using the same risk assessment could leave your staff and the public at risk if new hazards are not identified, communicated and mitigated. Furthermore, in the event of an accident, a copy & pasted risk assessment may not pass muster in the eyes of an insurer. RiskFly allows you to create project-specific AV Risk Assessments for each job more quickly.

You choose which existing activities and hazards are relavent to your job, and assess only these items. You can add activities or hazards specific to the job, too - and choose to save them back to your library.

Produce PDF Risk Assessment Documentation

RiskFly produces high-quality PDF documentation for you to download and store in your own systems - but RiskFly also forms an online library of your Risk Assessments for reference at any time.

The PDF Risk Assessment document that RiskFly produces include all the project details, your Method Statements, plus the Risk Assessment with colour-coded 'High', 'Medium' and 'Low' risk measurements, together with your scoring of the likelihood and severity of each hazard.

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  • Stop duplicating inaccurate AV Risk Assessments from job to job
  • Improve the quality and relevance of each risk assessment
  • Never hand-write a risk assessment or method statement again
  • Reinforce a culture of safety and hazard awareness
  • Empower staff to write risk assessments quickly and easily
  • Save time on every job