We can meet all your lifting needs and regularly carry out lifts in the following areas:

  • Construction
  • Marine & Boating
  • Machinery Movement
  • Spa & Pool Lifts
  • Steel fabrication
  • Forestry & Tree Care
  • Industrial & Engineering Works
  • Ornamental Structures

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 based on CPA Contract Lift terms or on CPA Crane Hire terms.

The differences between the two types of lift are outlined below, but to find out which is the best option for your needs, simply call us on 0800 804 6696 or email

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.

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.  As a customer you will be responsible for ensuring a safe working environment for our personnel to work within and we can advise you further on this.

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.