What Is A Contract Lift And What Are The Benefits?

At Emerson Cranes, we are one of the most well-known and trusted suppliers of crane equipment utilised for commercial and industrial applications. We are experts in providing crane hire and contract lifting services. 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 government regulations ensures that nothing is left to chance in terms of safety. One of the areas of expertise that has come to define Emerson Cranes over the years is the ability for customers to choose our contract lifting services, but what is contract lifting? Some project managers and site supervisors might not be fully aware of the unique benefits that this option has to offer and may have many questions. What is a contract lift and how does it work? What are the benefits of a contract lift? How is this method different from standard crane hire? We examine these points in greater detail.

What is a Contract Lift? 

It is important to stress that contract lift services and standard crane hire are two different concepts, despite them both involving the usage of cranes. A contract lift comes with a fully qualified operator meaning that if nobody on your site is qualified to operate a crane, we’ve got you covered. Contract lifts are appropriate for projects where there is no Appointed Person.

What Is The Difference Between A Contract Lift And Standard Crane Hire? 

The best option for you and your project will be entirely dependent on the task at hand and the experience of those carrying out the work. 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). This is helpful if you are fully qualified in crane operation and know how to proceed safely. Contract lift bundles come equipped with a fully qualified operator. Although this is one of the bigger differences, it’s important to note that this is one of many. What are some other advantages that can be associated with a contract lift? A number of the most convenient benefits can be found below:

All About Safety Personnel

Competently operating a crane is rarely a one-man job. This is why those who utilise our 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.

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 and the lift conditions are as they should be. Similar method statements are likewise provided in advance, offering 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. 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. This can provide a significant level of peace of mind when choosing contract lift services. 

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

At Emerson Cranes, we supply an extensive range of makes and models to choose from, meaning there is bound to be one to suit your project. Each unit is intended to perform a very unique task. It can sometimes be difficult to know which variant is most applicable for an upcoming project. The good news is that our contract lift services 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. 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 off-site 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 need arise. Site supervisors can return their focus back to the task at hand, rather than getting caught up in arranging and organising the finer details.

Safety, Reliability and Efficiency

Contract lift services often represent the ideal on-site solution as opposed to hiring a crane, as it allows for more input from the experts and can be particularly ideal for more complex lifting projects. We are pleased to provide contract lifting services 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? Contact directly in order to appreciate why Emerson Cranes is an industry leader.

We hope that this blog helped to answer any questions you may have about this service. If you have any additional questions on our contract lifting hire services, get in touch today. Call us on 01798 875275 now.



2021-11-19T12:48:03+00:00 December 6th, 2019|Uncategorised|