Market leading crane hire and contract lift services in Plymouth. We place safety at the heart of everything we do, operating the UK’s largest fleet of cranes from 30 strategic locations all across the country. This gives us the size and range of fleet to fulfil the requirements of our blue chip customers, on even the most heavy or complex lifts. When you hire a crane or contact us for a contract lift project, you can count on Ainscough to deliver.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 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. Our team comprises the most knowledgeable, trusted and experienced experts in the lifting industry, including teams of crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers.
This gives us the in-house expertise necessary to tackle all areas of a project, providing planning and engineering services of the very highest quality – so you can always expect a truly unrivalled service on even the most complex or heavy lifts in Plymouth.
Our contract lifting solutions encompass a wide range of lifting services in which our experts can undertake responsibility for all aspects of the lift, from the initial risk assessment all the way through to final execution. At the initial planning stages, we typically use CAD software or BIM modelling to scope the exact requirements of the lift. From there, we can then move onto the method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round the clock management.
Where particularly complex or high risk lifts are concerned, we can even provide the option for a bespoke turnkey package that’s tailored to your exact requirements.
Our large and diverse fleet of mobile cranes encompasses mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes, which allows us to serve clients in a broad array of sectors. These include:
Our cranes can be deployed in any location, so whether you require one-off mobile crane hire, industry-leading project management, or comprehensive contract lifting solutions in Exeter, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to deliver the very highest standard of service.
Ainscough Crane Hire is proud of our regularly renewed industry accreditations