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Location: Exeter

Crane Supervisor 

Ainscough Crane Hire

Full-time, Permanent
Industry leading pay 


Ainscough Crane Hire is currently recruiting for an experienced Crane Supervisor to work out of our Exeter depot.


About Ainscough Crane Hire


Ainscough Crane Hire is the market leader for lifting solutions and services to the infrastructure, construction, power generation and industrial markets. The company was founded in Wigan in 1976 and now operates nationally from 30 depots. Our offering is unique: with the most experienced team in the industry operating the country’s largest fleet of cranes, and capacity of up to 1000 tonnes across our specialist teams, safety is at the heart of everything we do. Our knowledge and experience allow us to bring innovative lifting solutions to our customers’ problems.


How are we different?

  • At Ainscough, our motto is ‘Make The Safe Choice’; this applies to everything we do.
  • Health & Safety - We have numerous accreditations & awards for outstanding QHSE, including ISO 9001, 14001 & 18001
  • Reliability - Stringent fleet maintenance schedules to increase availability & reliability
  • Availability - We have one of the largest heavy haulage fleets in the UK, with 400+ cranes across 30 locations
  • Experience - Expertise on all aspects of a lift; from the initial consultation stage through to execution


The Role of a Crane Supervisor 


Objective: To direct and supervise lifting operations to the required standard and quality ensuring priority is given to the safety of employees, customers and the public.


  • Directing and supervising the lifting operation as per the Method Statement
  • Able to interpret the Risk Assessment and Associated Drawings.
  • Must be able to give clear instructions to the lift team.
  • Must be capable of assessing and stopping the lifting operation if things are not going to plan and refer to the Appointed Person.
  • Work following BS7121 parts 1 and 3.
  • Continually seek to improve how the role operates within the business to achieve its objectives


Who are we looking for?


We’re on the lookout for experienced Crane Supervisors who hold the relevant CPCS cards for a Crane Supervisor. It would be desirable if you were an Appointed Person also.


Our values are about delivering great customer care in addition to working safely. You will be a natural problem solver and able to work effectively in a team.


Due to our equipment, there is a maximum weight capacity of 134kg (21 stone).



A full list of benefits (and there’s a lot!) can be found on our website:


Some of our main benefits include:

  • A strong approach to employee safety
  • Access to the company Perk Box benefits scheme including free mobile phone insurance, discounts and a free coffee every month
  • Pension scheme (after 3 months)
  • Death in service and accident lump sum benefit
  • Company sick pay
  • And many more!
Call Us today on 0800 272 637