Market leading crane hire and contract lifting services in St Ives. With the UK’s largest fleet of cranes operating from 30 strategic locations across the country, Ainscough Crane Hire is the only one able to offer a truly national service. Our blue chip clients enjoy access not only to our fleet of cranes, but also to our high-quality planning services and industry leading expertise. Whatever the nature or scale of your operations in St Ives, you can count on Ainscough to provide all the availability, reliability, capability and expertise you need.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 over 40 years, we’ve been fulfilling and exceeding the expectations of our blue chip clients with our diverse range of lifting services, all distinguished by our hallmarks of efficiency, diligence and precision. We don’t outsource these services to unknown third parties, instead preferring to rely on the skills of our very own in-house team. Ainscough staff comprises some of the most knowledgeable, experienced and trusted professionals in the lifting industry, including teams of crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers.
With their considerable pool of in-house expertise and experience at our disposal, we’re able to target all areas of any given project, including even the most complex or heavy lifts in St Ives. When you choose Ainscough, you can always be assured of a truly unrivalled service.
Our contract lifting solutions encompass a range of services in which our team can handle every aspect of the lift, from the initial design all the way through to final execution. At the initial design phases, we typically use CAD software or BIM modelling to scope the exact requirements of the lift. This gives us a solid grounding from which we can move onto the subsequent risk assessment, method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round the clock management.
All detailed planning and execution is undertaken by our very own experts here at Ainscough, so we’re able to guarantee unrivalled service on any lift. That means you can always have the complete confidence to “Make the Safe Choice” even on the heaviest or most complex lift in St Ives. Speaking of which, where particularly complex or heavy lifts are concerned, we can also provide several of our services in tandem in the form of a bespoke, turnkey package that’s tailored to your exact requirements and schedule.
We use our diverse fleet of cranes in service of a broad variety of key industries, including (but not limited to):
Each of our lifting services puts this diverse fleet at your disposal, so you can enjoy the freedom to choose between heavy cranes, mobile cranes, mobile tower cranes and crawler cranes. When you hire a crane in St Ives or begin the preparations for a heavy or contract lift, you can always rely on Ainscough to deliver.
Ainscough Crane Hire is proud of our regularly renewed industry accreditations