What Is Contract Lifting?

Contract Lifting Services In London

As one of the UK’s leading crane hire firms, we provide contract lifting solutions in London and the surrounding area. There are two main available options when using Emerson, these are CPA Hire and Contract Lifting.

Before choosing which service option you will go with, it is important to understand what each one involves.

CPA Hire

CPA hire puts most of the responsibility on the customer. The customer, therefore, has a duty to provide all the relevant documentation and insurance cover, ensuring that the crane and the lifting operation meet the necessary legal requirements, certifications & standards. Emerson will only be responsible for providing a crane that is properly maintained, tested and certificated, along with a qualified and competent crane operator.

Contract Lifting Crane Hire

Our contract lifting service differs in that Emerson will take responsibility for the lifting operation. You will be provided with the crane, lifting equipment and tackle, documentation and certification.

On top of that, with our contract lift service we will take care of the necessary personnel to plan and undertake the lift; including a dedicated appointed person, crane supervisor, crane operator and slinger/signaller. This is generally a popular option when workers on projects are not experienced with using cranes, or when the lift is particularly complex.

The Best Option For You

Deciding which option is best for you will be dependent on the nature of your project, your experience in using cranes and the risks involved in completing a particular job. We can provide you with all the information to decide whether or not our contract lifting service is right for you, or whether you will be better suited to CPA hire for your project. We will work with you to ensure that we provide you with the best option for you.

What Is Included in Contract Lifting Solutions

As well as national crane hire, when opting for our contract lift services, you’ll be assigned an appointed person who will have the knowledge, experience and understanding of all lifting operations. They will conduct an on-site inspection and will plan and manage the lift, as well as providing a full set of Risk Assessments & Method Statement (RAMS) and lifting plan.

Our slinger / signallers, crane operators and crane supervisors have undergone extensive training which is coupled with their extensive experience, enabling them to carry out any contract lift to a high standard; making sure that the lift goes according to plan and as smoothly as possible. When you choose our contract lifting services, you are provided with the peace of mind that the lift will be completed both safely and effectively, so there is one less stress to deal with.

We will also make sure that the crane provided for your lift will be a suitable spec and capacity, ensuring that it has been properly maintained, tested and certificated. Emerson works in accordance with BS 7121 and LOLER 1998, so you can rest assured that all work conducted will be of a high standard. We can also provide a service where we liaise with local authorities and highway services to deal with road closure permits, parking, suspensions and traffic management. We consider every aspect that could delay your project and provide solutions so that your contract lift is not delayed.

Health and Safety

With a zero-tolerance mindset towards health and safety risks, we have full confidence in what we do, however, we still have insurance in place that will cover loss of / damage to Emerson plant or to other property. We have a standard cover of £30,000 in respect of the value of goods lifted (additional goods lifted cover is available if required). In respect of loss or damage to third party property and injury to third party persons, our maximum liability is £20,000,000. So you do not need to worry about the health and safety aspect of the contract lift, we’ve got you completely covered.

How Can You Use Our Contract Lifting Solutions?

We have depots in East London, Essex and West London / Buckinghamshire, however, our contract lifting crane hire service is available nationwide. Here at Emerson, we will ensure that you receive the best services available, no matter how big or small your project may seem. All we need from you is accurate information relating to both the items to be lifted and for ground conditions. We can deal with the rest!

If you are still unsure of whether CPA hire or contract lifting services are best for you, our expert team is on hand to offer expert advice and guidance specific to you and your project, so you do not need to worry.

Contact us

For industry-leading contract lifting solutions, call us today on: 020 8548 39000 or email: info@emersoncranes.com