Market leading crane hire and contract lift services in South Shields. Working from 30 strategic depots across the country, Ainscough Crane Hire operates the country’s largest fleet of mobile cranes, making us the only one able to offer a truly national service. In addition to our wide selection of cranes, we can also provide high-quality planning services and industry-leading expertise, encompassing every phase of the project from concept to completion. Whether you require an individual crane for a specific job, or you’re looking for several vehicles as part of a larger multi-unit contract, you can rely 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.
Precision, diligence and efficiency have been the hallmarks of our diverse array of lifting services for over 40 years, and we provide unrivalled service to blue chip clients across a range of sectors. We don’t outsource any of our services, preferring to rely on in-house skills and expertise from some of the most knowledgeable and respected professionals in the lifting industry. Our in-house team comprises crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers.
The sheer breadth and depth of expertise at our disposal enables us to target all areas of a project with planning, engineering and in-depth expertise of the very highest quality. That means you can always count on a truly unrivalled service, whether you require one-off mobile crane hire, industry-leading project management, or comprehensive lifting contract lifting solutions in South Shields.
Our contract lift solutions cover a range of services, each one giving you the opportunity to take advantage of our in-house skills and expertise for all aspects of the lift, from the initial consultation right through to final execution. At the design phase, we use CAD software or BIM modelling to scope the exact requirements of the project. From there, we’re then in a strong position to take on the risk assessment, method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round the clock management – any or all of which we can handle as required.
All this detailed planning is undertaken by our own specialist engineers and contract lift managers at Ainscough, giving you the peace of mind to ‘Make the Safe Choice’ with contract lifts in South Shields.
With a large and diverse fleet at our disposal, we have a wealth of experience in serving the following sectors:
Our fleet gives you a wide range of choice between mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes, which we can put at your disposal either as a single unit or as part of a multi-unit project. Whatever the nature or scale of your project in South Shields, you can trust Ainscough Crane Hire to provide all the reliability, availability, capability and expertise you need.
Ainscough Crane Hire is proud of our regularly renewed industry accreditations