Technical Crane Hire

Are you looking for crane hire for a technical lift? Our team of lifting professionals includes CAD drafters and Appointed Persons who utilise the latest CAD technologies to prepare detailed lift plans for our clients before our work commences. This technology allows us to assess a range of potential scenarios for carrying out technical and heavy lifting operations which in turn helps us to select the safest and most cost effective method for our clients. As with all our contract lifts, our technical lifts are professionally planned with a lift plan and a a full set of RAMS (risk assessments and method statements).

Example - Top and Tail Lifting

Synergy Lifting are the preferred crane hire firm for many companies installing silos across the UK. Our team have executed many technical lifts, including the top and tail method used to lift new silos from a horizontal plane (when delivered on transport) to a vertical plane (in their final upright position) without causing any damage to the valuable silos.

Heavy Crane Hire

For cranes up to 1000te capacity, Synergy Lifting have delivered heavy crane hire on projects throughout the UK. From lifting heavy machinery to dismantling structures, our heavy cranes division are here to help. Our management team will devise the most cost effective crane hire or contract lift service for you by planning various potential lifting scenarios before selecting the most cost effective, safe working method.

Example - 220te Saves Thousands of Pounds

A new customer of ours had been told they would require a 300te crane to carry out over a weeks worth of lifting. After a site visit and an assessment of the lifts, our AutoCAD team devised a new lift plan that would utilise a 220te crane in 3 positions instead of the original 300te crane in one position. Although this increased the time needed for mobilising and demobilising the crane, our efficient working method meant we had the lifting done in just 4 days - almost half the originally allocated time for lifting activities. At Synergy Lifting we are always looking to save money for our customers.

Example - 350te Crane in the Early Hours

We recently lifted an MRI scanner from a hospital utilising a 350te crane. Synergy Lifting put 100% effort into all their lifting activities but this one required special attention due to the setting. The crane needed positioning along the front of the hospital close to the A&E entrance. Extra care was taken to manage traffic, with ambulances needing immediate access. The lift was also done during the early hours of the morning to minimise disruption as much as possible.

Example - 500te Crane for Heavy Equipmment

Recently, Synergy Lifting provided a 500te crane on a contract lift basis to lift a new piece of equipment at a food manufacturing facility. As well as a 500te crane, Synergy Lifting have also provided other heavy cranes on the same site, including a 350te crane. As well as this, we have provided smaller cranes and even labour only on the same site - illustrating the broad range of services available for our clients.

Do I need crane hire or a contract lift?

The table below outlines the key differences between a crane hire and a contract lift. The main difference is that if you do not have an Appointed Person to plan the lifting activities for you, you will probably need a contract lift. If you are not sure which one is best for you, we can talk you through this on the phone or via our website live chat.

QuestionCrane HireContract Lift
Is a crane with operator supplied?YesYes
Who is responsible for selecting a suitable crane?CustomerCrane Firm
Who plans the lift?Customer's AP*Crane Firm's AP*
Who arranges slinging and signalling duties?CustomerCrane Firm
Who is responsible for supervising the lift?CustomerCrane Firm
Who is responsible for all loss or damage to the crane?CustomerCrane Firm
Who takes on legal liability in the event of injury or damage?CustomerCrane Firm
Who is responsible for insuring the plant and goods under hook?CustomerCrane Firm
* AP (Appointed Person) is a person qualified to plan lifting operations.

How much does crane hire cost?What size crane do I need?Crane hire or contract lift: what is the difference?