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The secret to a successful crane hire operation

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One of the most important things you need to do before you hire a crane is to find a reputable company – preferably one with an abundance of expertise and experience behind them. After all, you want to trust that your goods are in the safest of hands whilst hundreds (if not thousands!) of feet in the air.

As you are probably aware, crane hire is a convenient yet affordable means of transporting heavy goods without sacrificing safety on site. But you’re probably wondering what’s the secret to a successful lift, right?

Here we take a look at 5 things that ensure crane hire runs like clockwork – without a glitch:

  1. Effective communication

Hiring a crane for the first time can be daunting – granted. However, a good crane hire company will keep you in the loop at all times, making sure you’re never left in the dark about anything concerning your lift. And that is exactly what we do here at Bryn Thomas Cranes Ltd.

Our team will walk you through every aspect – ensuring you know what to expect from crane hire. We are always on hand to take your calls, answering any questions or queries you may have, and will take care of the documentation too.

  1. Competent staff

Whether you’re new to crane hire or you’ve done it multiple times before, having a team of knowledgeable experts on hand is hugely beneficial and will ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible.

If you choose CPA (Construction Plant Hire Association) crane hire, you will be responsible for providing competent personnel – including everyone from the operator to the lift supervisor, slinger, signaller and appointed person who oversees the entire lift. Whereas, if you need a contract lift, you can relax knowing that our whole team is equipped with the appropriate knowledge and skills to carry out their role safely and effectively.

  1. Thorough planning and preparation

Even if you’ve benefitted from crane hire in the past, no two lifts are the same and you want to be sure that you have everything covered from the word go. Although it takes time to put together a plan of action, it’s certainly a step we wouldn’t recommend skipping.

With that said, having an appointed person with the knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the lifting operation is extremely helpful. They can carry out a site survey before any work commences and form a clear plan for all workers to follow. Aside from this, you need to think long and hard about which crane is best for your project. Of course, the team at Bryn Thomas Cranes can help with this if you’re struggling.

  1. Teamwork

When it comes to operating a crane, it’s only right that you want the crème de la crème. As much as everyone has their own job to do, they need to be able to work alongside others to ensure that every aspect of the lift falls into place perfectly – without any delays.

The secret? An experienced appointed person will make sure that all personnel (i.e. supervisors, crane drivers, signallers, traffic management clerks) are fully briefed on the task ahead – and able to work collectively, as a team.

  1. Legalities

As you’ve probably established, there are many factors to consider when hiring a crane. First of all, you have to find a crane that is properly maintained, tested and certified, plan the entire process, not to mention work towards legal requirements.

Luckily for you, we have many years of experience in our field and make sure that every lift we undertake is performed both safely and legally. We work towards the terms and conditions of the CPA and meet BS 7121 and LOLER regulations.

For contract lifts, we provide a detailed risk assessment and method statement and put all the appropriate safety measures in place to prevent unauthorised use of equipment. What’s more, we can provide insurance cover and check that the documentation is as per requirements.

For more information about our crane hire services, or how we can help you to transport goods successfully, get in touch today. We would love to hear from you and share our expertise. Just give us a call on 01352 733 984.



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