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The process of hiring a crane

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So, you’re looking to hire a crane for your upcoming project in the UK? The construction industry is expensive, and not without risk, which is why it pays to be vigilant when selecting a crane hire company.

Hiring a crane for the first time can be daunting, especially when there are so many different cranes and services to choose from, ranging from city cranes and telescopic cranes to heavy-duty and mobile tower cranes. But why not make it a little easier for yourself by taking a closer look at how crane hire in the UK works?

Site planning

Planning a construction project and managing the responsibilities of contractors can be tricky. To make crane hire as efficient and productive as possible, you’ll need to consider factors, such as:

  • project requirements
  • ground conditions
  • construction materials being lifted
  • material handling zones
  • access (obstructions, hazards and restrictions)

Site planning can also identify  the best crane for the job and reduces the margin for error or mistakes.

Selecting a crane hire company

A reputable crane hire company, like Bryn Thomas Cranes, won’t compromise quality for profit. They’ll have the tools and resources needed to transform blueprints into realities and provide experienced professionals who ensure safety for you and your team.

As a leading crane hire company in the UK, Bryn Thomas Cranes has a fantastic reputation for crane hire in Liverpool, Manchester, Durham and Newcastle. They invest in their fleet every year and make sure that all vehicles comply with manufacturer’s standards. If you’re unsure which crane you need, relax, they have the skill and expertise to guide and advise you in selecting the best one for the job.

Installation

Experienced crane hire companies liaise with all personnel involved in the lift beforehand – ensuring that everyone is fully briefed and prepared for the crane to be installed.

On the day, the team will account for logistical considerations. Full rigging crews will be used alongside extra vehicles and machinery to provide you with the peace of mind that the crane is installed correctly – reducing the risks of accidents and injuries.

Clear site access is required to avoid delays when installing the crane and you’ll need to make sure that you have the appropriate transport authority permits if the crane is being set up on the road.

Testing

For both CPA hire and contract lifting, the crane provider must supply a crane that is properly maintained, tested and certified, so after the crane has been expertly installed, it will be tested to make sure it meets manufacturer’s specifications for maximum safety.

Once the team is satisfied that the crane is safe to use, you’ll be provided with a commission report.

If you’d like to find out more about how crane hire works,  the services available from Bryn Thomas Cranes, or if you have any questions about crane hire in Manchester, or anywhere else in the UK, please call head office on 01352 733 984. The team is always on hand to help and looks forward to hearing from you soon.