Crane hire and contract lifting services in Kent

Market leading crane hire and contract lift services in Kent. At Ainscough Crane Hire, we operate the UK’s largest and most diverse fleet of cranes from 30 strategic locations across the country, which makes us the only one able to deliver a truly national service, with safety is at the heart of everything we do. Whether you require ad hoc mobile crane hire in Kent for a short term contract, or multiple vehicles for a large scale project, you can rely on Ainscough to provide unrivalled availability, reliability, expertise and capability.

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    01622 716500

  2. Address
    Nearest Depot:
    Old Mill Lane,
    ME20 7DT

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, we’ve provided a diverse array of lifting services, each one distinguished by our hallmarks of diligence, precision and efficiency. What’s more, we use the size and range of our fleet to fulfil the requirements of blue chip customers across a variety of key sectors. Our staff comprise some of the most respected and experienced professionals in the lifting industry, including teams of crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers.

This gives us a varied pool of in-house expertise that we can use to target all areas of a project, allowing our customers to benefit from planning, engineering and in-depth expertise of the very highest quality.

Contract Lift Projects

Leading contract lift projects in Kent

Our contract lifting solutions encompass a range of services in which we can take on responsibility for all aspects of a given project, spanning from the initial consultation right through to final execution. At the initial design phase, we use CAD software and BIM modelling to scope the exact requirements of the lift. This gives us a solid foundation for proceeding onto the risk assessment, method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round the clock management.

All planning and execution of these services is undertaken by our very own experts at Ainscough, allowing you to have total confidence to ‘Make the Safe Choice’. Wherever particularly demanding or complex lifts are concerned, we can also provide several of our services in tandem in the form of a bespoke, turnkey package – one that’s tailored to your exact schedule and requirements.

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Exceptional service across a range of sectors

The size and diversity of the fleet at our disposal means that we have decades of experience in providing flawless service to the following key sectors:

Petrochemical, Oil & Gas
Petrochemical, Oil & Gas
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Power Generation
Emergency Response
Emergency Response

Each of our lifting services puts our wide range of mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes at your disposal, allowing to you to hire a crane in Kent on an ad hoc basis, or as part of a multi unit contract. Whatever the nature of your project, you can count on Ainscough to deliver.

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