Crane hire and contract lifting services in Bristol

Market-leading crane hire and contract lifting services in Bristol. As the only one able to offer a truly national service, Ainscough Crane Hire operates the UK’s largest fleet of mobile cranes from 30 strategic locations across the country. This allows us to make our cranes available in any location, alongside unrivalled expertise from industry-leading experts. Whether you need ad-hoc mobile crane hire in Bristol for a specific task, or longer-term, larger-scale projects, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to provide all the knowledge, availability and capability you need.

Address Burcott Road,
BS11 8AB
Phone 0845 113 0458

Why Ainscough Crane Hire?

  • QHSE

    We have numerous accreditations & awards for outstanding QHSE ISO 9001, 14001 & 18001 certified.

  • Availability

    We have the largest fleet in the UK, with 400+ cranes.

  • Reliability

    Stringent fleet maintenance schedules to increase availability & reliability.

  • Experience

    Expertise on all aspects of a lift; from the initial consultation stage through to execution.

Ainscough Crane Hire Services

Our safety culture ‘Make the Safe Choice’ is of paramount importance to our team. Our guiding principles centre on the idea that we all share a collective responsibility for the safety of everybody engaged in our operations, as well as anyone surrounding them – including our people, our customers, and members of the public. Ainscough Crane Hire holds numerous accreditations in recognition of our commitment to safety, and ensuring a safe system of work is a key priority in everything we do.

QHSE - Make the Safe Choice

  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 accredited.
  • RISQS 5 star rating by the Rail Industry.
  • ROSPA Silver Award.
  • Safety measures regularly evaluated, tested, inspected and audited to uphold our impressive safety record.
  • Health and safety procedures communicated and reinforced through training programmes, regular bulletins, and MAAP (the Ainscough smartphone APP).


  • Best-in-class Liebherr mobile cranes.
  • Stringent fleet maintenance schedules to increase availability and reliability.
  • Scale, infrastructure and in-house services to make cranes available for any purpose, at any time and location.
  • Extensive planning, experienced personnel and flawless execution to guarantee jobs will be completed on-schedule.


  • Largest fleet in the UK, with over 400 mobile, crawler, mobile tower and heavy cranes.
  • Nationwide 30 depot network to cover any location in the UK.
  • Fleet capabilities of up to 1000 tonnes.


  • Experience on all aspects of a lift, from consultation through to execution.
  • Extensive industry experience and highly trained personnel.
  • Sector-specific expertise for the most complex lifts.
  • Highest standards of customer service, lift design and operation.
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Expertise and dedicated logistics support

We have been operating for over 40 years in the infrastructure, petrochemical, oil and gas, industrial, power generation and construction projects and sectors, and our team comprises some of the most experienced, knowledgeable and trusted experts in the lifting industry.

Our diverse range of lifting services are defined by our hallmarks of precision, diligence and efficiency. Whether you require one-off mobile crane hire, industry-leading project management, or comprehensive contract lifting solutions in Bristol, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to provide all the planning, engineering and in-depth expertise required, deployed alongside fleet capabilities of up to 1000 tonnes. With this, we can guarantee flawless execution on even the most complex lift projects.

  • 600+

    Trained operators and engineers

  • 400+

    Mobile cranes, up to 1000 tonnes

  • 30+

    Depots nationwide

Largest Fleet In The Industry - 400+ Cranes

  1. City & Small

    Up to 45T

  2. All Terrain

    55T - 350T

  3. Heavy Haulage Fleet
  4. Heavy All Terrain

    450T - 1000T

  5. Crawler Crane

    300T - 600T

  6. Mobile Tower

    MK110, 140 & AT6

“The service fully met my requirements and expectations, I have used the local depot on many occasions and always get a first class service”

Managing Director at Babcock Rail

Leading contract lifting projects in Bristol

Our contract lifting solutions cover a comprehensive range of services, in which our experts can undertake all aspects of the lift. Cutting-edge CAD software or BIM Modelling is used to scope the exact requirements of the project and the initial risk assessment, and we also handle method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round-the-clock management. This way, you can always ‘Make the Safe Choice’ with our contract lifting services in Bristol, which allow you to choose anything from one-off crane hire all the way up to a bespoke turnkey package, tailored to your specific requirements and schedule.

Exceptional service across a range of sectors

Ainscough’s large, diverse fleet of crane types, coupled with our breadth and depth of expertise, allows us to serve a broad array of sectors. These include:

  • Infrastructure
  • Petrochemical, oil and gas
  • Industrial
  • Power generation
  • Construction

Whether you need several cranes as part of a large-scale multi-unit contract project, or an individual mobile crane for ad hoc crane hire, our wide range of mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes are at your disposal.

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