Market leading crane hire and contract lift services in Reading. We operate the UK’s largest fleet of cranes from 30 strategic depots across the country, making us the only one able to offer a truly national service. With decades of experience behind us, our experts provide high-quality planning services and industry-leading expertise, placing safety at the heart of everything we do. Whatever the nature or scale of your project, you can count on Ainscough Crane Hire to deliver.Get A Free 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
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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 over 40 years, Ainscough has been using the size and range of our fleet to fulfil the requirements of blue chip customers across a broad array of sectors. Diligence, precision and efficiency are the hallmarks of our service, and our team consists of the most knowledgeable, experienced and trusted experts in the lifting industry – including crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers.
This combined pool of expertise gives us the ability to target all areas of a project, providing planning, engineering and in-depth expertise of the highest quality, so our customers can always have complete confidence in choosing to ‘Make the Safe Choice’ with Ainscough Crane Hire.
Our contract lift solutions encompass a range of services in which we undertake all aspects of the lift, from the initial consultation right through to final execution. In the early design phases, we use CAD software or BIM modelling to scope the exact requirements of the project. We can also handle the risk assessment, method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round-the-clock management.
We use our own specialist engineers and contract lift managers to undertake all detailed planning, and also provide our customers with the option to choose a bespoke, turnkey package that’s tailored to an exacting schedule and list of requirements.
Our diverse fleet puts a wide range of mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes at your disposal, any of which you can hire as a single unit or as part of a large-scale, multi-unit project. Our sectors include:
We can make these cranes available in any location, so you can always expect a truly first-class service, regardless of the scale or complexity of the task at hand.
Ainscough Crane Hire is proud of our regularly renewed industry accreditations