Crane hire and contract lifting services in Preston

Market leading crane hire and contract lifting services in Preston. Ainscough Crane Hire operates the UK’s largest fleet of mobile cranes from 30 strategic depots situated across the country. This means we’re able to deploy our fleet of mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes to any location, making us the only one able to offer a truly national service. In addition to our crane hire services, our customers can also benefit from high-quality planning services and industry leading expertise.

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  1. Call

    01772 450401

  2. Address
    Unit U,
    Leyland Business Park,
    Centurion Way,
    PR25 3GR

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

Safety is at the heart of our offering, and we’ve been providing industry-leading lifting solutions to blue chip customers across a wide range of sectors, for over 40 years and counting. Our team comprises the most knowledgeable, trusted and experienced experts in the lifting industry, allowing us to guarantee diligence, precision and efficiency in everything we do. This team includes crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers.

This combined pool of expertise allows us to target all areas of a project, regardless of its scale or complexity. Whether you require one-off mobile crane hire, industry-leading project management, or comprehensive contract lifting solutions in Preston, you can count on Ainscough Crane Hire to provide planning, engineering and in-depth expertise of the very highest quality.

Contract Lift Projects

Leading contract lifting projects in Preston

Our range of contract lifting solutions covers a broad range of services in which our personnel can undertake all aspects of the lift, from the initial planning stages right through to final execution. This includes the initial design, in which we use CAD software and BIM Modelling to scope the exact requirements of the lift, and risk assessment. Ainscough Crane Hire can also undertake the method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round-the-clock management.

All detailed planning is handled by our specialist engineers and contract lift managers, allowing you to have total peace of mind in making the safe choice with a contract lift in Preston. We can provide several of our services in the form of a bespoke turnkey package, tailored to your own specific schedule and requirements.

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Exceptional service across a range of sectors

With a large and diverse fleet, we have extensive experience in serving a wide range of sectors:

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

Customers can choose from a wide range of mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes to suit their needs, which we can provide either as single units or in groups as part of a large-scale, multi-unit project. Whatever the scale or nature of your project, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to provide all the reliability, availability, expertise and capability you need.

Call Us today on 0800 272 637