Crane hire and contract lifting services in Edinburgh

Market leading contract crane hire and contract lifting services in Edinburgh. With the UK’s largest fleet of mobile cranes operating from 30 strategic locations across the country, Ainscough is the only one able to offer a truly national service. Whether you require ad hoc mobile crane hire in Edinburgh for a specific task, or multiple cranes for longer-term, larger scale projects, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to provide unrivalled expertise and capability.

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    0845 113 0438

  2. Address
    Nearest Depot:
    Unit 20,
    Castle Road,
    Bankside Industrial Estate,
    FK2 7UY

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 40 years, Ainscough has been providing a diverse range of lifting services distinguished by diligence, precision and efficiency, and we have the size and range of fleet to fulfil many of our blue chip customer’s requirements. Our team comprises the most knowledgeable, experienced and trusted experts in the lifting industry, including crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers. This gives us the in-house expertise necessary to target all areas of a project, providing planning and engineering services of the very highest quality.

Contract Lift Projects

Leading contract lifting projects in Edinburgh

Our range of contract lifting solutions covers a broad range of services in which we undertake all aspects of the lift, from the initial design and risk assessment all the way up to final execution. At the design stage, we use CAD software and BIM modelling to scope the exact requirements of the project, and our expertise also allows us to take responsibility for the method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round the clock management.

Our specialist engineers and contract lift managers are able to handle all the detailed planning on your behalf, allowing you to ‘Make the Safe Choice’ when you choose Ainscough Crane Hire for contract lifting in Edinburgh. For notably complex or high risk projects, we can provide a bespoke turnkey package that’s tailored to your specific deadlines and requirements.

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Exceptional service across a range of sectors

In addition to our breadth and depth of in-house expertise, Ainscough customers can also choose from a large and diverse fleet made up of mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes. The size of this fleet allows us to provide market-leading services to customers across a wide range of sectors, including:

Petrochemical, Oil & Gas
Petrochemical, Oil & Gas
crane power station
Power Generation
Emergency Response
Emergency Response

Whatever the nature or scale of your project, you can rely on Ainscough to provide all the reliability, availability, expertise and capability you need.

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