Dry hiring of AV equipment is becoming an increasingly popular choice for events and conferences and personal equipment hires. But what exactly is dry hiring, and why is it a cost-effective option?

In simple terms, dry hiring refers to the rental of audiovisual (AV) equipment without the inclusion of an operator or technician. This means that you collect the equipment from our Norwich Office, making you responsible for setting up and operating the equipment yourself. We always provide some training on setup when you collect as well as information cards and videos on the products that we dry hire.

Dry hiring is an excellent option for those with some technical expertise, or for those who are looking to save money on their event budget. Hiring an AV technician and delivery options can be costly, and if you already have staff who are familiar with AV equipment, it can be more efficient to handle the setup and operation in-house. Even if your not technical, the team in-house will make sure you’re comfortable with the setup on collect and are on hand via voice/video call throughout your dry hire.

Dry hiring is also ideal for events where the setup is straightforward and doesn’t require a high level of technical expertise. For example, if you are hosting a small conference with a simple PowerPoint presentation, you may not need a professional technician to set up and operate just a projector and a pull-up screen.

When dry hiring AV equipment, it’s important to consider the type of equipment you’ll need for your event. This includes items such as projectors, screens, sound systems, microphones, and lighting equipment plus cables and accessories required i.e. extension leads. Make sure you have a good understanding of your requirements, and that you have the technical expertise to set up and operate the equipment correctly.

It’s also essential to consider the logistics of the setup and operation of the AV equipment. Make sure you have enough time to set up the equipment before the event, and that you have the necessary tools and equipment to do so. It’s also a good idea to have a backup plan in case of technical issues or equipment failure.

Also, remember unless stated on your invoice as “IP Rated” our equipment cannot be used in damp/wet environments and you should always have adequate cover and secure storage if you’ve got a hire that’s multiple days.

In conclusion, dry hiring of AV equipment is an excellent option for those looking to save money on their event budget or for those with technical expertise in-house. However, it’s important to have a good understanding of your requirements and the logistics involved in setting up and operating the equipment. With careful planning and preparation, dry hiring can be a cost-effective and efficient way to bring high-quality AV equipment to your event.

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