What We Value

Looking after our people and the planet

Our people

At Get Set Hire we believe in investing in our people. A company is nothing without its employees and we’ve assembled an impressive bunch who really care about getting your job done.

We’re proud to be a real Living Wage employer. We pay above the real living wage to ensure everyone earns a wage that actually meets the cost of living, rather than the minimum wage which doesn’t, especially in London.

We also offer a range of benefits to support our team from additional leave, private healthcare, an extended sickness benefit and a company performance bonus scheme. We actively encourage every team member to progress their career with personal development training and support.

The planet

We’re committed to sustainable development (meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) as a guiding principle.

Because looking after the environment is an integral part of this commitment, our aim is to reduce the environmental impact of our operations. We use 100% renewable electricity and we’re committed to working towards making carbon neutral a reality. Since 2019, the carbon emissions of the entire company’s operations have been offset. But that’s just the beginning. For more details check out our Sustainability Policy.

Creating a positive impact

Kelp Reforestation with Mossy Earth

Get Set Hire continues its mission to positively impact the planet through its support for the Kelp Reforestation project, by Mossy Earth. The experiment that we helped fund in 2022 yielded great results. View the video to see the success of the scaled up project from 2023. Kelp forests are vital for providing habitats for fish, improving water quality, and sequestering up to 20 times more carbon per acre than land forests. Growing these plants in local waters, scientists say, could help mitigate the damaging impacts of acidification on marine life. We’re proud to be part of this initiative. Check out the NEW video here – It’s genuinely exciting!

Planting a tree for every completed survey

We greatly value our customers feedback as it enables us to continue delivering unparalleled service. We have partnered with Just One Tree to support our commitment to plant one tree per completed survey, with a target of 5000 trees each year. So, when you receive our customer survey request, please take a moment to share your experience. By doing so, you will not only help us improve our service, but you will also contribute to our efforts to positively impact the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.

Using sustainable products

As an Albert accredited supplier, we’re always on the lookout for more sustainable alternatives to current industry norms. We were the first in our industry to provide Ram Board, a sustainable temporary floor protection. And we promote and provide water coolers instead of individual bottles, which have helped save over 300,000 plastic water bottles from going in the bin.

Most of our equipment is hired and used again and again, so very little gets thrown away. However, there are some areas where you can make a greater difference by choosing a greener alternative.

Instagrid ONE Max

The 2.1 kWh Instagrid ONE Max battery power solution delivers silent, off-grid electricity in a small and portable unit. It’s as useful on location halfway up a mountain as it is in the middle of the city. With Diesel generators becoming extremely unpopular within London boroughs, the Instagrid ONE Max is a reliable portable power alternative.

Less expensive to hire than some larger alternatives, and weighing only 22kg, it makes for a much more agile shoot. These lightweight batteries are ideal for situations where power needs are decentralised. Instead of relying on a single large generator, you can have multiple Instagrid ONE units placed at each desired power point. Just pick it up and move it to where you need it!

A MASSIVE 3.6 kW power output means it can run the thirstiest bits of kit. With a complete recharge taking only 2.5 hours, this nifty battery power pack saves up to 97% emissions when used instead of a diesel genny. The Instagrid ONE Max doesn’t have an inverter meaning it is TOTALLY SILENT, and with zero local emissions the result is much happier crew and local residents.

Ram Board Floor Protection

Ram Board Floor Protection

Made from 100% recycled card, Ram Board is a heavy-duty floor covering that’s reusable and fully recyclable and much better for the environment than Correx. Each roll covers about 29.5 square metres, roughly the same as 11 sheets of Correx, so it’s quick to lay. And it can be used with its own 100% recyclable Ram Board seam tape for a super smooth finish.

Water Cooler

Water Coolers

By hiring a 19-litre water cooler for your shoot’s tea table you eliminate the need for 38 single use plastic bottles. Each 19 litre bottle is reused on average 10 times before we recycle it. So overall this water cooler saves 380 individual bottles from being used. We supply Belu Water, which supports Wateraid.

Paper Cups & Glassware

We’ve said no to plastic and polystyrene cups. We only supply paper cups which are 100% compostable and made from certified FSC board. We also provide glass jugs and highball glasses for green rooms and dressing rooms.

Story Board/Pin Board

Pin Board

Fact. Polystyrene takes about 500 years to break down. Be kind to the planet and use one less sheet of polystyrene on your next shoot. Instead hire a reusable pin board for your story board or notices.

Rubber Backed Indoor Location Mat

Indoor Location Mats

Protect your location and hire these sustainable, reusable indoor location mats that are thoroughly washed after every shoot. They’re easy to put down and a greener alternative to Correx.

Grass Protection Mats

Grass Protection Mats

Correx or tarpaulin usually end up in the waste pile at the end of a shoot. Use these grass protection mats instead to protect the grass that’s sitting under a rain tent. After each use, we hose them down and send them out again and again.

Recycling Bins (Twin)

Separate Waste Bins

Everything that goes into a black bag goes straight into landfill. So give your waste the chance of being recycled by separating clean plastic and paper into clear plastic bags with our twin recycling bins. We also provide the signage to help crew members work out what goes where.

Nespresso Coffee Pods

Nespresso Recycling

Millions of Nespresso coffee pods go into landfill each year. But did you know you can return your used Nespresso pods to us for recycling? Just pop them in the bag that comes with your machine. Or choose Grind coffee pods instead which are fully compostable.

Copper Infused Face Mask

Reusable Face Masks

COVID-19 has presented new challenges and single use face masks have become the next environmental disaster. After a lot of research, we now stock reusable copper-infused face masks which reduce COVID-19 transmission significantly and can be washed and worn again.

EcoNatural Roll

Try this eco friendly, unbleached alternative to blue roll. Made from 100% recycled beverage cartons this paper roll is a perfect sustainable alternative to the ubiquitous blue roll.

For more great ideas on how to improve the sustainability of your shoot visit the AdGreen website.