Crane Hire Services

Crane Hire Services

We can meet all your crane hire needs. No job is too big or small. We regularly carry out lifts for the construction sector including lifting roof trusses, chimneys, spandrel panels, steels and concrete beams. Our crane hire services can carry out machinery movement on your behalf, alongside a full range of lifts within the industrial and engineering sectors including AHU lifts, plant and factory equipment lifts and container lifts. A-lift crane hire has worked within the civil infrastructure sector working on road, rail and airport developments including bridge and wind turbine installations. We frequently carry out hot tub, pool and swim spa lifts, as well as larger marine boat lifts. We can assist in forestry and tree removal or lifting ornamental structures and ponds.

Please see our previous projects gallery page for a range of images of lifts carried out and see below for further examples of the types of crane hire services we can assist with.

Crane Company

Industrial and Engineering

Examples of the types of lifts carried out in this sector include:
  • Air Conditioning Units
  • Air Handling Units
  • Plant and Equipment Installation and Removal
  • Machinery Movement


Examples of the types of lifts carried out in this sector include:
  • House building
  • Steel fabrication
  • Steel erection
  • Demolition
  • Container, Portacabin and Site Equipment Moves


Examples of the types of lifts carried out in this sector include:
  • Wind turbine lifts
  • Bridges
  • Road and rail development


Examples of the types of lifts carried out in this sector include:
  • Hot tubs
  • Swimspa
  • Pools
  • Ponds
  • Ornamental Structures and Statues
  • Narrow boats
  • Tree surgery and removal
  • Garden Cabins

CPA Terms and Conditions of Hire

As full members of the Construction Plant Hire Association (CPA), all our cranes are hired out according to their industry recognised terms and conditions. We can carry out lifts either based on CPA Contract Lift terms or CPA Crane Hire terms.

The essential difference between the two types of lift are outlined below but for further clarification on which is the right option for you, simply give us a call or e-mail us at

Crane Hire
Contract Lift
(*Certain responsibilities remain with the client as detailed in the full CPA Contract Lift terms and conditions.)

CPA Contract Lift

Often the best option if you:

  • Don’t have experience or qualifications for organising crane lifts
  • Don’t want the responsibility of planning and managing the lift on the day
  • Don’t have insurance to cover contract equipment, personnel and goods being lifted

Under the terms of a CPA Contract Lift, the crane, equipment, operator and all personnel supplied with the crane are the responsibility of the crane company. The crane company is responsible for all aspects of planning and executing the lift, thus reducing risk and ensuring the lift complies fully with BS7121.

Our Appointed Persons will carry out a site survey to assess your crane requirements and will prepare a risk assessment and method statement detailing how the lift will be carried out. Where necessary, we will contact the local authority on your behalf to arrange road closure licences and we will provide all equipment and personnel to manage and supervise the lift itself.

Our insurances cover us for £10 million public and products liability and £5 million employers liability, as well as a standard £25,000 for the goods being lifted on the hook. This amount can be increased according to the individual customers needs.

Under Contract Lift conditions, it should be noted that the customer does retain limited liabilities and should therefore hold adequate insurance to provide protection against incidents arising from, for example, their own negligence; inadequate or unstable ground conditions; inadequate or incorrect information supplied in connection with the goods being lifted.

To download a copy of the 2011 CPA Contract Lift terms and conditions – click here

CPA Crane Hire

Often the best option if you:

  • Have experience of organising crane lifts
  • Have qualified personnel who can plan and manage the lift
  • Have insurance to cover all contract equipment, personnel and goods being lifted

Under the terms of CPA Crane Hire, responsibility for planning and supervising the lift remains with the customer, along with the insurance liability. The customer’s Appointed Person is responsible for planning the lift and for all the personnel and equipment involved. We are responsible for supplying a competent operator and a crane fit for the intended purpose. We can also supply a qualified slinger-signaller if required.

To download a copy of the 2011 CPA model terms and conditions of hire – click here
Crane Rental for Tree Removal, the tree being cut and lifted with a crane that was rented by A-Lift crane hire in Wellingborough


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