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CPA CRANE HIRE

At Bryn Thomas Cranes we work to the terms and conditions of the CPA (Construction Plant Hire Association) and in accordance with BS7121 (“The Safe Use of Cranes”). Under the terms of the CPA Model Conditions for the Hiring of Plant, the safe operation of the crane and the safety and welfare of its operator are the customers responsibility.

The hirers and owners responsibilities are defined as follows:

The customer must:

  • Carry out all work in accordance with BS 7121 and LOLER regulations.
  • Provide a competent Appointed Person* who has the knowledge, experience and understanding of all aspects of the lifting operation.
  • Provide a qualified and competent Slinger/Signaller.*
  • Plan the lift and operate a safe system of work.
  • Provide all Method Statements and Risk Assessments. (RAMS)
  • Ensure that the crane hired is of a suitable type and capacity.
  • Check the credentials of the crane hire company and certification supplied.

The crane owner has a duty to:

  • Provide a crane that is properly maintained, tested and certificated.
  • Provide a competent* operator.

In addition, the customer must also assess and arrange full insurance cover for the lifting operation including loss or damage to lifted loads and loss or damage to the crane and lost revenue. Under standard CPA terms, the customer must provide the following insurance cover:

Loss of, or damage to, our plant whilst on site.

Loss of, or damage to, the goods being lifted.

Continuing hire charges whilst the plant is ‘off the road’ for repairs following damage.

Public liability, injury to operator, injury to other parties, including their property, arising from the crane operations.

*as defined by CPA Model Conditions for the Hiring of Plant

Please go to our insurance page for details.

CPA Hire

The customer must:

  • Provide a qualified and competent Appointed Person who has the knowledge, experience and understanding of all aspects of the lifting operation.
  • Provide a qualified and competent Slinger/Signaller and Crane Supervisor.
  • Plan the lift and operate a safe system of work.
  • Provide all Method Statements and Risk Assessments.
    Ensure that the crane hired is of a suitable type and capacity.
  • Check the credentials of the crane hire company and certification supplied.
  • Carry out all work in accordance with BS 7121 and LOLER Regulations.

In addition, under standard CPA terms, the customer must provide the following insurance cover:

  • Loss of, or damage to, our plant whilst on site.
  • Loss of, or damage to, the goods being lifted.
    Continuing hire charges whilst the plant is ‘off the road’ for repairs following damage.
  • Public liability, injury to operator, injury to other parties, including their property, arising from the crane operations.

The crane owner has a duty to:

  • Provide a crane that is properly maintained, tested and certificated.
  • Provide a qualified and competent Crane Operator.

Vs

CPA Contract Lift

The crane owner will provide the following:

  • Provide a qualified and competent Appointed Person who has the knowledge, experience and understanding of all aspects of the lifting operation.
  • Provide a qualified and competent Slinger/Signaller and Crane Supervisor.
  • Provide a qualified and competent Crane Operator.
  • Plan the lift and operate a safe system of work.
  • Provide all Method Statements and Risk Assessments.
  • Ensure that the crane supplied is of a suitable type and capacity.
  • Provide a crane that is properly maintained, tested and certificated.
  • Carry out all work in accordance with BS 7121 and LOLER Regulations.

In addition, the following insurance cover will be provided:

  • Loss of, or damage to BTC plant or to other property caused solely by BTC negligence.
  • A maximum liability of £25,000 in respect of the value of goods lifted. (Additional goods lifted cover is available and can be arranged as an extra). Please discuss this with a BTC depot manager or email info@brynthomascranes.com for details.
  • A maximum liability of £2,000,000 in respect of loss or damage to other property and injury to other persons.
    *as defined by CPA Model Conditions for the Hiring of Plant.

The customer has a duty to:

  • Provide accurate information relating to both the items to be lifted and for the ground conditions.

CPA Hire FAQ’s

CPA stands for Construction Plant Hire Association. The UK plant hire industry is the best established and most professional in the world, and the CPA is the leading trade association for this sector – representing the interests of more than 1,700 members (plant hire firms). With almost 80 years’ experience in their field, it’s fair to say they know a thing or two about crane hire. But CPA crane hire isn’t the only thing they provide… The CPA: • Provides members with a first-class service • Is a point of contact for all issues relating to the use of construction plant • Meets regularly with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) • Provides technical and legal advice and guidance relating to the plant sector • Works closely with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to offer training and skills • Organises the annual Stars of the Future award scheme to recognise and reward outstanding apprentices and trainees in the industry
When it comes to crane hire, you have one of two options. You can either opt for CPA crane hire or arrange a CPA contract lift. Whilst there are advantages to both, there are a number of key differences that should help you to determine which option is right for you. With CPA crane hire (the cheapest option of the two), the crane hire company is responsible for: • providing a crane that is properly maintained and in good working condition • making sure the crane is tested and certified • supplying a crane operator who is fully certified and competent to use CPA cranes However – unlike contract lifts where every aspect is taken care of on your behalf – the vast majority of the risk and responsibility is on your shoulders. That means you will need to organise the following: • a qualified appointed person who has the relevant experience and knowledge to complete the job • a qualified signaller/slinger • a qualified crane supervisor to oversee the lift You must make sure that work is carried out in accordance with LOLER 1998 and BS 7121, plan and execute the lift with a safe system of work, and provide all method statements and risk assessments. You’ll need to organise appropriate insurance cover too.
The cost of crane hire depends on several factors, including the type and size of the crane, how long you need to hire the crane and if any additional equipment is required. It’s also worth noting that some (not all) crane hire companies charge a fee to account for the distance travelled to deliver the crane to your site. But because CPA crane hire isn’t a fully managed service, it tends to work out cheaper than arranging a contract lift – making it an excellent choice if you’re on a budget. However, you will undertake more financial responsibility as you need to make sure that the plant is fully insured, maintained and supervised whilst on your site. Here at Bryn Thomas Cranes, we offer some of the most competitive rates around for CPA crane hire. So, why not fill in the online enquiry form for a free, no-obligation quote? Alternatively, if you would like to know more about our CPA cranes, please call 01352 733 984.

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