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Crane Hire and Contract Lifting


Synergy Lifting are one of the UK's leading mobile crane hire and contract lift service providers on projects across a range of sectors throughout the UK.

Taking the weight off your mind

Our Crane Hire and Contract Lifting Service

Synergy Lifting supply crane hire and contract lift services on sites across the UK. We are able to supply a general crane hire and contract lift service with mobile cranes ranging from 22te to 1,200te lifting capacities. We also have a fleet of electric pick and carry cranes with lifting capacities ranging from 2te to 18te.

If you are looking for a professional contract lift service then look no further. We have a competent and experienced workforce which includes qualified appointed persons, lift supervisors, slinger banksmen, steel erectors and more. Our office team prepare thorough method statements and risk assessments along with CAD lift plans to illustrate crane positions. We pride ourselves on taking an approach that aims to utilise the safest methods available whilst also remaining cost conscious.

General Crane Hire

Synergy Lifting have a range of different sized cranes available for hire to our customers. We can supply a crane hire service (i.e. a crane with an operator) or a contract lift service (i.e. a crane with an operator, lift supervisor, slinger signaller, RAMS prepared by our appointed person, relevant insurances etc.).

Crane Hire Coverage

Our crane hire and contract lifting team operate across the UK on both short and long term projects. We work across a range of sectors and understand the specific requirements for different sites. We utilise our resources which are distributed across the UK so we are able to offer a local service at a competitive price and create cost savings that we pass on to our clients.

Heavy Crane Hire

We specialise in heavy crane hire and contract lifting and our team have experience delivering heavy crane projects on sites across the UK. With access to cranes with lifting capacities up to 1,200te, we are able to take on any size project across a range of industries throughout the UK.

Crane Hire Safety

Safety is the number one priority when it comes to Synergy Lifting's operations. As part of our contract lift service, one of Synergy Lifting’s appointed persons carries out a site visit to determine the best safe working method and then uses this information to formulate a thorough set of crane hire RAMS and a detailed lift plan illustrating the crane position.

Electric Crane Hire

We have a fleet of compact electric pick and carry cranes with capacities ranging from 2te to 18te. We are able to supply these across the UK on either a short or long term hire and we can provide qualified operators too if you do not have your own. Ideal for working in factories due to zero emissions.

Crane Hire Projects

Unlike other crane hire firms, we are able to offer a range of services. Our services include dismantling, steel erection, machine movement, factory relocation, plant strip outs, temporary propping, and labour provision. We often provide a full package service to our clients, creating cost efficiencies and taking control of the coordination of more activities on site.

Where we work

Sectors

Our crane hire and contract lifting team are working in a range of sectors across the UK, find out what we can do for you.

Construction

Synergy Lifting supply crane hire and other services on sites across the UK. From lifting pallets of materials to installing modular units. Synergy Lifting have worked on small sites for local builders and large sites for main contractors. We also work with modular manufacturers and to date we have lifted over 600 prefabricated modules on sites across the UK.

HVAC Equipment

Synergy Lifting work with both manufacturers and installers of heating, ventilation and air conditioning units. We offer a number of services including offloading, lifting, shifting, and positioning HVAC equipment. As a registered Upper Tier Waste Carrier, we are also able to remove and dispose of redundant HVAC equipment from site too.

Networks and Telecommunications

With years of experience in the telecom sector, Synergy Lifting are able to offer a range of services including logistics, lifting and handling, storage, and traffic management for both the installation of new telecom equipment and the disposal of redundant telecom equipment. With nationwide coverage, we can act as a single point of contact for these services.

Industrial Equipment

Synergy Lifting offer a complete range of services for both suppliers and installers of industrial machinery and equipment – from storage to transport, lifting, installing, and relocating. We have experience working with heavy machinery (such as presses, milling machines, lathes etc.) and equipment (such as conveyors, screens, towers etc.).

Automotive

Synergy Lifting offer heavy machine moving services to companies in different stages of the supply chain for the automotive sector. Our heavy machine moving team have assisted with repairs to machinery and equipment and also helped with the installation of new machinery into assembly line productions for companies involved in the automotive sector.

Aerospace

Synergy Lifting are experienced providers of a range of services in the aerospace sector. For example, we have carried out the installation of overhead cranes and industrial scissor lifts at Airbus. We have also carried out dismantling works at British Aerospace and removed redundant equipment from manufacturing facilities in the aerospace sector.

Maritime

At Synergy Lifting we have worked on ports to provide on-board deliveries by crane and we have even worked to dismantle redundant dockside cranes. We also regularly lift different sized boats onto transport and cradles or into the water. With our usual special care taken, we recently lifted a ‘priceless’ 100 year old boat that had undergone restoration.

Rail

Synergy Lifting regularly work in close proximity to rail lines and have worked with firms in the rail sector to assist with a wide range of equipment installation and heavy lifts. We have lifted engines out of locomotives for restoration purposes, disposed of redundant rail equipment, and we have lifted and assembled bridges on rail infrastructure projects.

Electrical Power Generation

Synergy Lifting have worked on electrical power generation sites including biomass power plants and energy-from-waste sites. Our work on these sites has included combinations of crane hire and contract lifting, specialist lift and shift operations for installation projects, and dismantling and packaging of redundant equipment.

Wind Power and Renewable Energies

From installing towers, turbines, and rotor blades on site to loading and transporting gear boxes. Synergy Lifting have provided crane hire and contract lift services to firms involved in different stages of the wind power and renewable energies supply chain – from manufacturers to end users. We are able to assist at different stages – from initial install to repair stages and final decommissioning.

Food and Beverages

Synergy Lifting have worked on a range of food and beverage sites across the UK including Greggs, Weetabix, McCain’s, PepsiCo, Hains Daniels, and more. Our work has involved heavy machine movement for food and beverage equipment such as lifting and shifting ovens, coolers, and bottling machines into place uas well as full factory relocation projects.

Paper and Packaging

From print presses to labelling machines, our team have lifted heavy equipment through roof openings and factory entrances. From offloading to ingress and positioning, we are able to provide our client’s in the paper and packaging sector with a full package machine mover service by utilising a range of plant and machine moving equipment.

Plastics and Metals

Synergy Lifting have lifted and shifted plastic moulding machines into position and removed redundant equipment for disposal. Our heavy machine mover projects have also involved installing large overhead cranes for companies in the metal sector at their stock warehouse facilities. We offer a full package heavy machine movement service in the plastic and metals sectors.

Chemical

Our team have years of experience in installations for petrochemical producers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and chemical mixing plants involving radioactive material handling. We prioritise health and safety whilst carrying out a cost-effective and efficient heavy machine mover service for companies in the chemical sector.

Scientific

Our heavy machine mover team have assisted with lifting and shifting a range of scientific equipment into position in laboratories – such as X-ray machines and centrifuges. Our team are aware of the value and fragility of the equipment we move and extra care is always take to ensure our projects are carried out safely and efficiently for companies in the scientific sector.

Other

From brick factories to laundering facilities, from industrial rail manufacturers to restaurants… Synergy Lifting have worked across a multitude of sectors for client’s across the UK and even internationally. Our heavy machine mover team can offer a full package service from just one point of contact and can tackle any problem with a positive approach.

Contact us

Get In Touch

Please leave a few details and a member of our crane hire and contract lifting team will be in touch to discuss your requirements in more detail.

What you need

Crane Hire or 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 and you do not have the relevant insurances in place, you will need a contract lift service. If you are not sure which one is best for you, get in touch and we can help you figure out what you need.

Crane Hire

What does this include?

  • Crane with operator
  • Method statement and risk assessment
  • Qualified appointed person to plan lift
  • Qualified slinger signaller
  • Qualified lift supervisor
  • Insurance for damage to the crane
  • Insurance for damage to goods lifted
  • Legal responsibility for damage or injury

Contract Lift

What does this include?

  • Crane with operator
  • Method statement and risk assessment
  • Qualified appointed person to plan lift
  • Qualified slinger signaller
  • Qualified lift supervisor
  • Insurance for damage to the crane
  • Insurance for damage to goods lifted
  • Legal responsibility for damage or injury

Why choose Synergy Lifting

Crane Hire and Contract Lifting Experts

Synergy Lifting are a leading crane hire and contract lifting provider in the UK. We are providing crane hire and contract lift services across a range of sectors throughout the UK. We can provide competitive prices and achieve high HSEQ (health, safety, environmental, and quality) standards due to the careful planning by our experienced management team, our competent personnel, and by utilising the correct plant and equipment for each lifting operation.

Managerial Experience

Our crane hire and contract lifting team is run by our experienced management team, including appointed persons, who have decades of combined experience. We understand the different requirements for different sites, from construction sites to food factories, and we are able to identify and utilise the most appropriate plant and equipment for each lifting operation. Together, Synergy Lifting have lifted everything from small items such as palletised materials to large items such as industrial furnaces, boats, engines, manufacturing equipment etc.

Competent Personnel

We employ only competent, qualified, and experienced personnel to carry out our lifting operations. Our crane hire and contract lifting team includes appointed persons, operators, lift supervisors, and slinger banksmen. We also offer a range of complimentary services to provide clients with a full service solution where required and have personnel qualified as riggers, steel erectors, cladders, roofers, and more. Our personnel hold relevant qualifications and undergo training regularly to stay up to date with safety requirements.

Plant and Equipment

With access to cranes up to 1,200t capacity, Synergy Lifting can provide a suitable crane for any lift. We also have our own fleet of electric pick and carry cranes with capacities ranging from 2t to 18t (ideal for factory work). Whether you are looking for a simple lift (such as offloading a waggon) or a complex lift, Synergy Lifting have resources across the UK that we can utilise in the most economical way in order to price projects competitively. We can also fabricate and test our own lifting equipment to carry out bespoke lifting operations.

Planning and Execution

Synergy Lifting supply competent personnel and suitable plant and equipment but this is all brought together through thorough and careful planning and it is then executed safely and efficiently on site. For our contract lift service, our planning stage involves thorough RAMS (risk assessments and method statements) and detailed CAD lift plans illustrating crane positions and setup. These documents all are formulated following a site visit by one of our appointed persons and presented to you prior to commencement of lifting operations.

FAQ

Questions

What size crane do I need?

This can depend on many variables such as weight, radius, height and so on. Read our article to learn more about this or get in touch and we can help you with this. Article – What size crane do I need?

How much does crane hire cost?

This depends on if you need a crane hire or a contract lift. It also varies depending on the size of crane required and a number of other factors. Article – How much does crane hire cost?

Do I need crane hire or a contract lift?

The main difference is that if you do not have an Appointed Person to plan the lifting activities for you and you do not have the relevant insurances in place, you will need a contract lift. Article – What is the difference between crane hire and a contract lift?