Crane hire and contract lifting services in Tameside

Market leading crane hire and contract lift services in Tameside. With the UK’s largest fleet of cranes at our disposal, Ainscough Crane Hire operates from 30 strategic locations across the UK, which makes us the only one able to provide a truly national service. We place safety at the heart of everything we do, and as well as our diverse range of cranes, we also provide our blue-chip customers with access to high-quality planning services and industry-leading expertise.

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    0845 113 0432

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    Nearest Depot:
    Ashton Road,
    SK6 2RG

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 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

For more than 40 years, we’ve been serving blue chip customers across a wide range of sectors, delivering a wide range of lifting services with our distinctive hallmarks of diligence, precision and efficiency. None of these services are outsourced to third parties – instead, we take care of them with our very own in-house team, which comprises some of the most knowledgeable, experienced and trusted experts in the lifting industry.

The combined expertise of our crane operators, contract lift managers, lift operatives and engineers, and health and safety officers all gives us the ability to handle every aspect of a given project, allowing our customers to benefit from planning and engineering services of the very highest quality – so you can always expect a truly unrivalled service.

Contract Lift Projects

Leading contract lift projects in Tameside

Our contract lift solutions encompass a range of services in which we can take on responsibility for all aspects of the lift, right from the initial design phase. At the outset, we typically use CAD software or BIM modelling during the planning stages to scope the exact requirements or the project, helping us to formulate a basis for the risk assessment. From there, we’re then able to move on to the method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round the clock management.

All this detailed planning is undertaken by our own specialist engineers and contract lift managers, so you can always have total confidence to Make the Safe Choice with Ainscough Crane Hire. What’s more, wherever a particularly high risk lift in Tameside is concerned, we even provide the option to choose several of our services in the form of a bespoke, turnkey package – one that’s tailored to your specific schedule and requirements.

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Exceptional service across a range of sectors

With more than four decades of experience behind us, here at Ainscough we have a long history of delivering flawless projects in a variety of key industries, including:

Petrochemical, Oil & Gas
Petrochemical, Oil & Gas
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Power Generation
Emergency Response
Emergency Response

Our diverse fleet encompasses heavy cranes, mobile cranes and mobile tower cranes, which we can make available either as single units or as part of a multi-unit project. Whatever the nature or scale of your operations in Tameside, you can count on Ainscough Crane Hire to deliver all the expertise, availability, reliability and capability you need.

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