Stop the Drop

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Stop falls before they stop you!

There is a dedicated website for the Stop the Drop initiative where all of the resources can be downloaded for use in promoting safe working at height practices during build up and breakdown.

These resources are available for the entire industry to use and are already being adopted by venues, organisers and suppliers, so please feel free to use them at your events. If you would like to pledge your support please contact the team and let us know.

The Stop the Drop initiative was conceived via a Working Group with members from AEV, AEO and ESSA in response to concerns from HSE regarding falls from height. The resources include: 

  • Posters
  • Email signatures
  • Guides
  • Training videos 

Visit for more information.

Additional posters can be downloaded here:




  • “Through the AEV, and the working groups in particular, members can share best practice and formulate consistent responses to emerging challenges”
    Andy Coulson – Head of Airshow Operations, Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre
  • "“Great essential for a successful venue. The AEV provides a platform to establish consistent best practice in this field"
    Phil Wetz – Retail & Catering Manager, ExCeL London
  • “The AEV provides collective representation for its member venues, turning individual commitment into a group effort"
    Paul Brough – Venue Health & Safety Manager, Olympia London
  • “The AEV provides vital conduits for knowledge transfer and awareness amongst its member venues”
    Murray Dickson – Head of Business Engagement, Group IT, The NEC
  • “The AEV is essential to the venue sector’s ability to cooperate and collaborate"
    Jazmin Beale – Head of Marketing & Communications, Olympia London
  • "AEV is a powerful voice behind the venues that hold incredible events that enable the meetings of millions of people - an integral part of the experience economy"
    Julia Galbraith – Marketing Manager – Exhibitions, ExCeL London