If you are paying someone to fly a drone you must check that they have the necessary safety approval or you could be paying for an unsafe drone operator that probably won't have any insurance if things go wrong. There are thousands of CAA approved drone operators and the CAA is aware that there are a growing number of illegal operators offering to fly drones for money and potentially posing a safety risk. Anyone being paid to fly a drone needs to be an approved operator with a CAA permission for commercial operations. This ensures the operator of the drone has the necessary flying skills, knows the safety rules and has insurance. In most cases the operator will have attended a specific training course to obtain all the skills and knowledge necessary. Approved drone operators will know what is and isn't possible to safely achieve with a drone. They will also have full, comprehensive insurance. If you hire a drone operator without this and anything goes wrong you could be out of pocket or worse.