Market leading crane hire and contract lift services in Durham. Placing 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. That makes us the only one able to provide a truly national service. What’s more, our depth and breadth of expertise means we can tailor our wide range of lifting services to suit your requirements, so we can take on any kind of contract lift in Durham.Get A Free 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
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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, we’ve been at the centre of multiple key sectors, providing a diverse range of lifting services to an array of blue chip clients – all distinguished by our hallmarks of diligence, precision and efficiency. With an in-house team that comprises crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers, we have all the in-house expertise to tackle all areas of a project.
This means we can provide planning, engineering and in-depth expertise of the very highest quality – whether your project involves one-off mobile crane hire, industry leading project management, or comprehensive contract lifting solutions in Durham.
Our contract lift solutions cover a comprehensive range of services in which Ainscough personnel can take on responsibility for all aspects of the lift, from the initial consultation all the way through to final execution. In the initial design phases, we use CAD software and BIM modelling to scope the exact requirements of the lift. We use this research as a basis for the subsequent risk assessment, method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management and transport logistics. We can also provide round the clock management of the project.
All this is designed to give you total confidence with which to Make the Safe Choice with Ainscough Crane Hire for contract lifting in Durham. For particularly high risk or complex lifts in Durham, we can even offer several of our services in the form of one bespoke, turnkey package, geared to your specific requirements and schedule.
Our diverse fleet is made up of a wide range of mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes, which we can make available in any location. What’s more, our staff possess particular expertise in the following areas:
All this means that whether you want to hire a crane as a single unit, or you need multiple vehicles as part of a complex or heavy lift in Durham, you can rely on Ainscough to provide all the reliability, availability, expertise and capability you need.
Ainscough Crane Hire is proud of our regularly renewed industry accreditations