Market leading crane hire and contract lifting services in Darlington. Operating the UK’s largest fleet from 30 strategic locations across the UK, Ainscough is able to deploy our cranes to any location, making us the only one able to offer a truly national service. Safety is at the heart of everything we do, and whether you require ad hoc mobile crane hire in Darlington for a short term contract, or multiple vehicles for a longer-term, large scale task, you can trust Ainscough to provide all the reliability, availability, expertise and capability that you require.Get A Quote
We have numerous accreditations & awards for outstanding QHSE, including ISO 9001, 14001 & 18001.Learn More
We have one of the largest heavy haulage fleets in the UK, with 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 40 years, Ainscough Crane Hire has been serving blue chip clients across a wide array of specialist sectors. Diligence, precision and efficiency are the hallmarks of our service, and our team comprises the most knowledgable, experienced and trusted experts in the lifting industry. This includes crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers. This combined pool of considerable expertise gives us the ability to target all areas of a project, undertaking it with planning and engineering expertise of the very highest quality. Whatever the nature or scale of your project, our customers can always count on a truly unrivalled service.
Our contract lift solutions cover a range of services in which we can handle all aspects of the lift, from initial consultation all the way through to final execution. In the early phases, we use market leading CAD software and BIM modelling to scope the exact requirements of the project. From there, we can move onto risk assessment, method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round the clock management.
All this detailed planning is undertaken by Ainscough’s specialist engineers and contract lift managers, so you can always ‘Make the Safe Choice’. Our service also includes the option for a bespoke, turnkey package tailored to your specific schedule and requirements.
With one of the UK’s largest and most diverse fleets at our disposal, we serve a wide range of specialist sectors, including:
You can hire a crane rom us as a single unit, or as part of a multi unit contract – so whatever the nature or scale of your project, you can rely on Ainscough to deliver.
Ainscough Crane Hire is proud of our regularly renewed industry accreditations