Market leading crane hire and contract lift services in Lancashire. With the UK’s largest and most diverse fleet at our disposal, Ainscough operates from 30 strategic locations across the country. This makes us the only one able to provide a truly national service, with safety at the heart of everything we do. So, whether you’re looking to hire a crane in Lancashire on an ad-hoc basis, or you need multiple vehicles for a particularly heavy or complex lift, you can rely on Ainscough to provide all the reliability, availability, expertise and capability you need.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 40 years, we’ve been providing a diverse array of lifting services to blue chip customers across a range of industries. Our lifting services are distinguished by our hallmarks of diligence, precision and efficiency, and we take care to maintain our high standards by never outsourcing these to third parties. Instead, our lifting services are delivered by our in-house team of experts, who are some of the most knowledgable and respected professionals in the industry.
Our staff encompasses crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers. With their unrivalled pool of in-house expertise at our disposal, we’re able to target all aspects of any given contract lift in Lancashire, providing planning and engineering services of the very highest quality. Whether you need one-off crane hire, industry-leading project management, or comprehensive lifting solutions in Lancashire, you can rely on Ainscough to get the job done.
Our contract lift solutions encompass a range of services in which our experts can take responsibility for every aspect of the lift, from the initial design and risk assessment all the way through to the final execution. At the early design phases, our specialists use CAD software or BIM modelling to scope the exact requirements of the lift. This then gives us a solid basis for the subsequent risk assessment, method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, and round the clock management, all of which we can handle as required.
All detailed planning is undertaken by our own specialist engineers and contract lift managers. For particularly heavy or complex lifts in Lancashire, we can even provide several of these services in tandem as part of a bespoke turnkey package, one that’s tailored to your individual specifications and schedule.
With a large and diverse fleet covering Lancashire and many other areas of the UK, we now have over four decades of experience serving a multitude of key sectors, including:
We can make our cranes available in any location, either individually or in small teams for larger or more complex lifts in Lancashire. Whatever the nature or scale of your project in Lancashire, you can always rely on Ainscough to deliver.
Ainscough Crane Hire is proud of our regularly renewed industry accreditations