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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CPA Contract Lift
- 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
- 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