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1st April 2016

Ainscough Crane Hire Commit To Road Safety


Market leading national lifting solutions company, Ainscough Crane Hire, has been awarded CLOCS Champion status in recognition of their commitment to improving road safety for vulnerable road users. The Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) programme represents a united response to road safety across the construction industry and greater social responsibility which will save lives.

Ainscough Crane Hire takes its role in society seriously and has taken action and invested heavily to mitigate the potential for harm occurring from the interface between vulnerable road users and their 470 strong fleet of cranes and associated haulage vehicles that work nationally.

The investment has seen the entire fleet of Cranes and HGV’s equipped with cameras and vulnerable road user safety equipment, Ainscough has also achieved accreditation to bronze standard with the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and is currently working towards silver standard.

Ian Balmforth, operations support director, at Ainscough Crane Hire said: “We take our responsibilities as considerate road users very seriously. Safety and service are our over-riding priorities.

“This starts at the depot gate and we are committed to doing everything we can to make our operations as safe as possible.”

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