Hired in Equipment Insurance

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Hired in Equipment (or Plant Hire) Insurance will indemnify you for the repair or replacement of equipment that is hired, leased to or borrowed by you.

This includes cover for accidental damage, fire and theft, including theft from an unattended vehicle, provided that the equipment is concealed out of site and all security devices are in operation. The cover will automatically operate on a worldwide basis (excluding anywhere the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against travel to).

When entering a Hire Agreement with an Equipment Hire Company or Kit House, they will make you responsible for the equipment from the date you pick the kit up until the date you return it to them. If you are borrowing equipment from a friend or colleague, we would also cover this as “Hired” equipment as it is not owned by you.

In addition to the value of the equipment, this section will also include cover for Continuing Hire Charges and Alternative Charges at a standard limit of up to £100,000 for each of these sections.

In order to provide an annual quotation we would need to know the total replacement value of the equipment together with your estimated annual hire fees. If you are looking for short-term cover then we would just need the replacement value of the equipment and the dates of the hire.

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Short Period

Not every production takes months to make – but even when projects are short-term, they still need protecting. That’s why we offer cover on terms of 90 days or less.

Whether you’re making a music video, commercial, feature film or kit test, we provide the behind-the-scenes support you’ll need if something goes wrong.

Get a quote and buy your policy online in just a few simple steps.


Our short-term cover isn’t big on price. Choose from a range of policy options from just £38.
Forgotten to tell us something? No problem. You can amend your policy after purchase.
Only choose the cover you need with our short period policies of 90 days or less.

We’ve even invented cover where we found gaps in the market, such as our pioneering post-production indemnity cover. Because we believe every production has the right to be made.

So whether you work in pre- or post-production, provide equipment hire or work as a freelancer, we can help you choose the right insurance cover for your specific needs.

Have a question or need cover urgently?
Call our team on 020 8256 4943


We understand every project is different, so we take the time to get to know your needs and adapt our cover to best suit you.
With access to a wide range of specialist media insurance companies across the market, we can always offer the cover you need.
After more than 25 years spent protecting the film and media industry, our team has the expertise to find the right solution for you.

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