What Is A Contract Lift And What Are The Benefits?

Emerson Cranes is one of the most well-known and trusted suppliers of crane equipment utilised for commercial and industrial applications. Not only do we work with some of the most recognised brand names in the business, but the fact that we adhere to all relevant governmental regulations ensures that nothing is left to chance in terms of safety. One of the areas of expertise which has come to define Emerson Cranes over the years is the ability for customers so choose our contract lifting services. However, some project managers and site supervisors might not be fully aware of the unique benefits that this option has to offer. What is a contract lift and how does it work? What advantages are in store? How is this method different from a standard crane hire? Each of these points should be examined in greater detail.


What is a Contract Lift? The Differences Between Contract Lift and Simply Hiring a Crane

It is important to stress that contract lift services and crane hire are two disparate concepts. Those who choose to hire a crane are provided with nothing more than the piece of equipment in question (such as a crawler or spider crane). On the contrary, contract lift bundles will come equipped with a fully qualified operator. This is often the ideal solution if no on-site personnel have been trained to operate such machinery. However, this is only one of the differences. What are some other notable advantages that can be associated with a contract lift?


All About Safety Personnel

Competently operating a crane is rarely a one-man job. This is why those who contract crane lift services are also provided with additional personnel such as a slinger/signaller and a crane supervisor. Not only will this ensure that tough projects are completed within a timely fashion, but levels of on-site safety are vastly enhanced. Such concerns should never be taken lightly by any project manager. These extra personnel can also be used to plan challenging or awkward lifts so that they will be executed in the safest means possible. This brings up another important point. 


Qualified and Targeted Risk Assessments 

Anyone who holds a supervisory position within the construction industry is already well aware of the importance of risk assessments before a project begins. Contract lift packages ensure that these assessments are carried out by fully qualified personnel so that nothing is left to chance during the physical operation. Similar method statements are likewise provided in advance; offer supervisors the clarity and insight required to make important decisions at the appropriate times.


Insurance Concerns Addressed 

Another unique feature attributed to a contract lift is that the crane and other necessary pieces of equipment are fully insured. This very same insurance plan covers any possible damages that may occur to the item being lifted. Furthermore, the company providing the service accepts full legal responsibility in the event that any on-site injuries occur as the result of ongoing operations. Thus, project managers and supervisors will no longer need to be concerned with any such legal burdens. 

Choosing the Right Crane for the Right (and Safest) Job

Emerson Cranes supplies a wide range of makes and models to choose from. Each unit is obviously intended to perform a very unique task. It can sometimes be difficult to know which variant is the most applicable for an upcoming project. The good news is that contract hire will take these variables and others (such as load size and lifting requirements) into account so that the most appropriate unit is selected. These benefits are then coupled with the fact that all contract hire personnel are accredited by the BS 7121 and the LOLER 1998 regulations. Therefore, safety is their number-one priority.


Additional Services Offered by Contract Lifts

It is also important to mention that employing a contract lift is able to take the guesswork out of dealing with many on-site and offsite logistics. Not only are all personnel trained to the highest of industry standards, but other options such as liaising with the local authorities in order to obtain road closure permits and to direct traffic are likewise available should the need arise. In other words, site supervisors can return their focus back to the task at hand.


Safety, Reliability and Efficiency

Contract lifts often represent the ideal on-site solution as opposed to simply hiring a crane. Emerson Cranes is pleased to provide this service to a growing number of customers. Would you like to learn more about your options? Are you curious about our other areas of expertise such as plant haulage solutions or our range of training courses? Please do not hesitate to contact us directly in order to appreciate why Emerson Cranes is an industry leader.



2019-12-06T15:06:43+00:00 December 6th, 2019|Uncategorised|