Crane hire and contract lifting services in Chatham

Market leading crane hire and contract lift services in Chatham. We operate the UK’s largest fleet of cranes from 30 strategic locations across the country, making us the only one able to offer a truly national service. With 40 years of experience behind us, we place safety at the heart of everything we do. Our customers benefit from planning, engineering and in-depth expertise of the very highest quality, so whatever the nature or scale of your project in Chatham, you can count on Ainscough Crane Hire to deliver.

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  1. Call

    0845 113 0470

  2. Address
    Nearest Depot:
    Alconbury Airfield,
    Hanger 3036,
    PE28 4WX

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

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 over four decades, at Ainscough Crane Hire we’ve been using the size and range of our fleet to fulfil the requirements of blue chip customers across a wide range of key sectors. We provide our diverse range of lifting services with efficiency, diligence and precision, delivered by some of the most knowledgable, experienced and trusted experts in the lifting industry – including crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, and health and safety officers.

Their combined pool of expertise gives us the ability to target all areas of a project, providing our customers with truly unrivalled service regardless of the scale or complexity of the task at hand.

Contract Lift Projects

Leading contract lifting projects in Chatham

Our contract lifting solution encompass a range of services in which we can undertake responsibility for all aspects of the lift, from the initial consultation right through to the final execution. At the initial design stage, we use market-leading CAD software and BIM modelling to scope the exact requirements of the lift. From there, we can also handle the method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round-the-clock management.

We use our own specialist engineers and contract lift managers to undertake all detailed planning, and can also provide the option to choose several of our services in the form of a single bespoke turnkey package, which can be tailored to your exact requirements and schedule.

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Exceptional heavy lifting services across a range of sectors

We combine our breadth and depth of market-leading expertise together with the UK’s largest and most diverse fleet of mobile cranes, which allows us to provide unrivalled service to the following key sectors:

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

Our fleet encompasses a wide range of mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes, giving our customers who wish to hire a crane a choice between hiring these as single units or as part of a multi unit project. Whatever the nature or scale of your contract lift in Chatham, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to provide all the capability, reliability, availability and expertise you need to get the job done.

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