Market leading crane hire and contract lifting services in Shaftesbury. At Ainscough Crane Hire we place safety at the heart of everything we do, operating the UK’s largest fleet of cranes from 30 strategic locations across the country. Whether you need to hire a crane in Shaftesbury on an individual basis for a specific task, or you require multiple vehicles for longer-term, larger scale projects, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to provide all the reliability, availability, capability and expertise you need.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 more than 40 years, Ainscough Crane Hire has been serving blue chip clients across a wide array of specialist sectors. Diligence, precision and efficiency are the hallmarks of our service, and our team comprises the most knowledgeable, experienced and trusted experts in the lifting industry. This includes crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers. This combined pool of considerable expertise gives us the ability to target all areas of a project, undertaking it with planning and engineering expertise of the very highest quality. Whatever the nature or scale of your project, you can always count on a truly unrivalled service.
Our contract lifting solutions cover a wide range of services in which our experts at Ainscough can take responsibility for all aspects of the lift. This spans from the initial design (which we specify using CAD software and BIM modelling) all the way through to the risk assessment, method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management and transport logistics, and even round the clock management – any or all of which we can handle as the circumstances demand.
All this detailed planning and consultation is carried out by our specialist engineers and contract lift managers in-house, enabling you to have total confidence as you Make the Safe Choice with Ainscough Crane Hire. If you choose, you can even benefit from several of our services in the form of a bespoke turnkey package, tailored to your exact schedule and requirements.
Our large and diverse fleet allows us to provide unrivalled service to a range of sectors, including:
• Petrochemical, oil and gas
• Power generation
This fleet comprises mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes, which can be made available as single units or as part of a multi-unit project. So whether you require ad hoc mobile crane hire in Rochdale for a specific task, or several vehicles for a large scale contract lift, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to deliver.
Ainscough Crane Hire is proud of our regularly renewed industry accreditations