Market leading crane hire and contract lift services in Cumbria. Throughout more than 40 years of history, we’ve always place safety at the heart of everything we do here at Ainscough Crane Hire. We operate the UK’s largest fleet of cranes from 30 strategic locations across the country, making us the only one able to provide a truly national service. Whether you want to hire a crane on an ad hoc basis, or you’re looking for multiple vehicles for a large scale or long term project, you can rely on Ainscough to deliver.Get A Quote
We have numerous accreditations & awards for outstanding QHSE, including ISO 9001, 14001 & 18001.Learn More
From John O’ Groats to Lands End with the UK’s largest fleet of 400+ cranes across 30 locations.Learn More
Stringent fleet maintenance schedules to increase availability & reliability.Learn More
Expertise on all aspects of a lift; from the initial consultation stage through to execution.Learn More
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.
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.
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.
For more than four decades, we’ve been using our diverse array of lifting services to serve blue chip customers across a wide variety of key sectors, alongside unrivalled knowledge and expertise from some of the most experienced and trusted professionals in the industry. We don’t outsource any one of our services, preferring to use our very own in-house team. Our staff encompasses lift operatives and engineers, crane operators, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers, all working together to deliver flawless execution on even the most heavy or complex lift projects.
We deliver our services with our hallmarks of diligence, precision and efficiency, which have made us the premier choice for customers across the UK. Whether you require industry-leading project management, one-off crane hire, or comprehensive lifting solutions in Cumbria, you can always rely on Ainscough to deliver a truly unrivalled service.
Our contract lift solutions encompass a range of services in which our own specialist engineers and managers can take responsibility for all aspects of a given project, right from the initial planning stages. During this early phase, we typically use CAD software or BIM modelling to scope the exact requirements of the lift, which gives us vital data we can then use to move onto the subsequent risk assessment, method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics, and round the clock management.
We don’t outsource any part of this process – instead, all detailed planning is undertaken by our very own specialist engineers and contract lift managers, allowing you to have the complete peace of mind to ‘Make the Safe Choice’ with Ainscough Crane Hire. If your project focuses on a particularly high risk or heavy lift in Cumbria, you can also choose to benefit from several of our services in the form of a single bespoke package, tailored to your exact requirements and schedule.
The size and range of our fleet enables us to provide peerless service to a wide variety of key sectors within the UK, including:
As part of our diverse array of lifting services, we’re able to make our cranes available in any location – whether you’re looking to hire a crane in Cumbria as a single unit, or as part of multi-unit project. What’s more, we specialise in particularly heavy and complex lifts, so whether you’re looking for ad hoc mobile crane hire in Cumbria, or several vehicles for longer term, larger scale projects, you can always rely on Ainscough to deliver.
Ainscough Crane Hire is proud of our regularly renewed industry accreditations