About Us

Our History

A-Lift Crane Hire Ltd is a well established mobile crane hire specialist operating throughout Northamptonshire and all surrounding counties including Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

Established in 2001, A-Lift Crane Hire are a hard-working family business with over 30 years experience in the crane industry. Our fleet of cranes includes all-terrain cranes and lorry mounted cranes from 7 tonne upwards, allowing us to supply cranes even where access is narrow or restricted.

As a family run business, we pride ourselves on the personal attention given to all our customers at all stages of the process, from initial enquiry through to job completion and we have many happy, longstanding customers as a result.

As a small Company, we also pride ourselves on the flexible and personalised service we are able to offer. We are experienced in providing cranes not only for the building trade and large commercial industries but equally for private individuals; lifting spas, boats, garden structures etc. No job is too big or small.

All our personnel are CPCS or NPORS qualified and are fully trained, insured and safety accredited. In terms of health and safety, we are SMAS Worksafe accredited; CHAS accredited and CQMS Safety Scheme accredited.

We offer a wide range of crane hire and lifting services on a 24/7 basis, from small one-off jobs to larger contract based work. We are fully insured and can supply you with a crane either on a CPA Contract Lift basis or as a CPA standard crane hire.

We do not charge for travel to and from site and we will carry out free site surveys to assess all your crane hire requirements.

In summary, with A-Lift Crane Hire, you will always get excellent value, fully qualified and experienced operators and of course a friendly, professional service. It’s what we’ve built our reputation on.

We guarantee there won’t be any hidden costs to surprise you, so for more information or for a no obligation quotation, call free today on 0800 804 6696. You really do have nothing to lose.

Health and Safety
Assessing all the possible health and safety implications involved in a lift is crucial and is essential in protecting both your project and the safety of our team, as well as avoiding damage to property or the public.

We adhere to strict safety guidelines and have been repeatedly certified as ‘Worksafe Contractors’ by SMAS, who re-assess us annually to ensure we continue to meet the health and safety standards required for this certification. We are also accredited by CHAS and by CQMS under their Safety Scheme Plus.

View our SMAS Worksafe Compliance Documents.

We are members of the C.P.A. and operate under their widely accepted terms and conditions of hire. We also employ the services of external Health and Safety Advisors, who assess our work and provide us with advice and information on all matters related to safety. All our personnel are fully qualified and have undertaken safety training as part of their qualifications.

A-Lift can offer you the option of crane hire either on CPA Crane Hire terms or on Contract Lift terms. The importance of health and safety means that it is crucial that all possible risks involved in a lift are considered and planned for. As a result, the majority of our customers require a Contract Lift but if you are not sure which is best for you, you might want to begin by considering the following:

  • Have you got employees with recognised Appointed Person or Crane Supervisor qualifications?
  • Have you planned and managed a lift before?
  • Do you know the weight/dimensions of the lift?
  • Is there enough room for the crane to access/exit site?
  • Is the area free of obstructions such as overhead cables, underground services or confined spaces?

If you answered no to any of these questions, a CPA Contract Lift may well be the best option for you. Greater detail on these two types of lift can be found on our Crane Hire Services page.


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