Crane hire and contract lifting services in Canterbury

Market leading crane hire and contract lift services in Canterbury. With 30 strategic locations across the UK, and the country’s largest fleet of mobile cranes at our disposal here at Ainscough Crane Hire, we are the only one able to provide a truly national service, placing safety at the heart of everything we do. We have more than four decades of experience behind us, and the depth and breadth of our expertise allows us to handle any project, regardless of its scale or complexity. In short, whatever the nature of your project in Canterbury, you can always rely on Ainscough to deliver.

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    01622 716500

  2. Address
    Old Mill Lane,
    ME20 7DT

Why Choose Ainscough Crane Hire

  • QHSE

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

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  • Availability

    From John O’ Groats to Lands End with the UK’s largest fleet of 400+ cranes across 30 locations.

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  • Reliability

    Stringent fleet maintenance schedules to increase availability & reliability.

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  • Experience

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

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Ainscough Crane Hire Services in Canterbury

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 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.

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  1. SafetySafety

    • 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).

  2. ReliabilityReliability

    • 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.

  3. AvailabilityAvailability

    • 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.

  4. ExperienceExperience

    • 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.

Largest fleet in the industry – 400+ Cranes

Our comprehensive fleet features a wide variety of cranes that allows us to deliver a comprehensive package of lifting services that can be adapted to both project requirements and location.

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Expertise and dedicated logistics support

For more than 40 years, we’ve continued to offer a diverse array of lifting services to blue chip clients across the country. These services are distinguished by our hallmarks of efficiency, diligence and precision, and are undertaken by our very own in-house staff, who comprise the industry’s most knowledgeable and respected experts.

Our team encompasses crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers. Together, their comprehensive pool allows us to target all areas of a given project, allowing our customers to benefit from planning and engineering services of the very highest quality, and providing total peace of mind to ‘Make the Safe Choice’ with Ainscough Crane Hire.

Contract Lift Projects

Leading contract lift projects in Canterbury

Our contract lift solutions encompass a range of services in which our experts can undertake responsibility for all aspects of the lift, ranging from the initial consultation all the way through to final execution. During the initial design phases, we use CAD software or BIM modelling to scope the exact requirements of the lift. This gives us a solid grounding from which we can then move on to the risk assessment, method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round the clock management – any or all of which we can undertake as required.

All this detailed planning is undertaken by our vey own specialist engineers and contract lift managers here at Ainscough Crane Hire, giving you peace of mind in a truly unrivalled service. In jobs that involve a particularly high risk or complex lift in Canterbury, we also provide the option to choose several of our services in the form of a bespoke turnkey package, one that’s tailored to your specific schedule and requirements.

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Exceptional service across a range of sectors

Our diverse fleet encompasses mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes, and we have a long history of success in the following key sectors:

  • Infrastructure
  • Petrochemical, oil and gas
  • Industrial
  • Power generation
  • Construction
Petrochemical, Oil & Gas
Petrochemical, Oil & Gas
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Power Generation
Emergency Response
Emergency Response

We can make our cranes available in any location, either as single units or as part of a multi-unit project – so whatever the nature or scale of your operations in Canterbury, you can always rely on Ainscough to provide all the reliability, availability, capability and expertise you need.

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