Here are some of the most common questions people ask us:
What size crane do I need?
The main factors in determining the size of crane required and the weight of the load and the distance from the crane it is being lifted or placed. There can however be other considerations such as load characteristics or restricted access, which influence the type and size of crane. If you have any queries, please call for advice.
What size crane can I hire from you?
We can supply all makes and model of crane anywhere in the uk.
Do I need to provide anything on the day of the hire?
Providing you have notified us the nature of the lift when ordering the crane we will bring with us the necessary lifting gear such as slings, chains and shackles to lift the load. All cranes carry a selection of this type of equipment. For more complex lifts or where there are additional requirements such as lifting beams they will be provided at an additional charge. The driver is required to see the risk assessment, method statement and berthing study before he commences the job. This is required by the Health and Safety at Work Act, under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. If you are unable to produce these documents the lift will have to be abandoned and you will be charged for the crane. If you do not have a competent person able to produce these documents and to supervise the operation you should ask us to do a contract lift, where we take responsibility for the lift.
Do I need insurance?
If the lift is performed under crane hire terms you must insure the crane for loss or damage whilst it is hired to you, even though it is driven by one of our drivers. This hired in plant insurance must also cover the replacement cost of the crane and any loss of hire charges we suffer whilst the crane is being repaired. You should have third party liability insurance.
What is an appointed person?
An appointed person is the person responsible for planning the lift and writing the method statement and risk assessment. They should be a competent person as defined under Health and Safety legislation. Where an organisation does not have a competent person they should elect to have a contract lift.
What standards are your workforce trained for?
All our people are certified under the CPCS (Construction Plan Competency Scheme) which is recognised by all major companies in the industry as the required standard. In addition all cranes and lifting equipment is tested regularly and the certificates kept on the cranes. Our manager is NEBOSH and site manager safety trained scheme trained.
What type of crane do we need?
Mobile cranes can be classified in five basic types, mini crane, all terrain, truck mounted, mobile tower or specialist. The lifting task, access to the site and load to be lifted will determine the most appropriate crane.
What area do you cover?
We cover the whole of the UK.