Crane hire and contract lifting services in Widnes

Market-leading crane hire and contract lifting services in Wick. Ainscough Crane Hire is the only one able to provide a truly national service, operating the UK’s largest fleet of mobile cranes from 30 strategic sites across the country. This means we can make our cranes available in any location, alongside unrivalled planning services and industry-leading expertise. Whether you’re after ad hoc mobile crane hire in Widnes for a specific job, or heavy cranes for longer-term, larger scale projects, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to deliver.

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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 four decades, we’ve been at the centre of multiple key sectors, providing our diverse range of lifting services to an array of blue chip clients. These services are distinguished by our hallmarks of diligence, precision and efficiency, and delivered by some of the most knowledgeable, trusted and experienced experts in the lifting industry, including teams of crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers.

By drawing on this considerable pool of in-house expertise, we’re able to tackle all aspects of any given project. Whether you require one-off mobile crane hire, industry leading project management, or comprehensive lifting solutions in Widnes, you can count on us to provide all the reliability, availability, capability and expertise you need.

Contract Lift Projects

Leading contract lift projects in Widnes

Our contract lifting solutions encompass an array of services in which we’re able to take responsibility for all aspects of the lift, from initial consultation right through to final execution. At the initial design phases, we use market leading CAD software and BIM modelling to scope the exact requirements of the lift. From here, we can then move on to the risk assessment. method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round the clock management.

Our own in-house specialist engineers and contract lift managers handle every aspect of this detailed planning process, giving you supreme confidence to make the Safe Choice with Ainscough Crane Hire. We can also provide several of our services in tandem for particularly complex or heavy lifts in Widnes, so you can benefit from a bespoke, turnkey package that’s tailored to an exacting set of schedules and requirements.

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Exceptional service across a range of sectors

With our large and diverse fleet of mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes at our disposal, our experts also have a wealth of sector-specific experience with a range of key industries:

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

We’re able to make our fleet of cranes available in any location, either in small groups, or as individual units. When you come to hire a crane in Widnes, you can rely on Ainscough to provide all the availability, reliability, expertise and capability you need.

Call Us today on 0800 272 637