Crane hire and contract lifting services in Leigh

Market leading crane hire and contract lifting services in Leigh. Operating from 30 strategic locations across the country, Ainscough is the only one able to offer a truly national service. We’re able to deploy our diverse fleet of cranes to anywhere in the UK, giving us the size and range of fleet to fulfil the requirements of our blue chip customers. Safety is at the heart of everything we do, and our extensive in-house experience allows us to take on any contract lift project, regardless of scope or scale. Whether you require vehicles for longer-term, larger scale contracts, or simply ad hoc mobile crane hire in Leigh, you can rely on Ainscough to provide unrivalled expertise and capability.

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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 Crane Hire 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

Precision, diligence and efficiency are the hallmarks of our offering, and safety is at the heart of everything we do. For over 40 years we’ve been operating at the centre of a broad range of industries, including (but not limited to) infrastructure, petrochemical and construction, and today our team consists of the most knowledgeable, trusted and experienced experts in the lifting industry, encompassing crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers.

This combined expertise gives us the ability to undertake all aspects of a project, providing planning and engineering services of the very highest quality. This means Ainscough customers can have peace of mind in a truly peerless service.

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Leading contract lift projects in Leigh

Our contract lift solutions cover a broad range of services in which our experts can undertake responsibility for all aspects of the lift. This spans right from the initial design phase – in which we use CAD software or BIM modelling to scope the exact requirements of the lift – all the way through to final execution. As well as the initial design, we can also handle the risk assessment, method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round the clock management.

All this detailed planning is undertaken by our own specialist engineers and contract lift managers here at Ainscough Crane Hire, with safety at the heart of everything we do. If your project is a particularly complex or heavy lift in Leigh, we can also provide several of our services in the form of one bespoke, turnkey package that’s tailored to your specific schedule and requirements.

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Exceptional service across a range of sectors

We have extensive experience in serving clients across a wide variety of key sectors, and have a particular wealth of expertise in the following:

  • Infrastructure
  • Petrochemical, oil and gas
  • Industrial
  • Power generation
  • Construction
Petrochemical, Oil & Gas
Petrochemical, Oil & Gas
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Our diverse array of lifting services put our wide-ranging fleet of mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes at your disposal. These can be made available in any location, either as single units or as part of a multi-unit contract – so whatever the nature of your contract lift in Leigh, you can count on Ainscough to deliver. 

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