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A Beginners Guide to Crane Hire

Despite being used on a variety of different construction sites all around the world, the process of hiring a crane is far more complex than you might think. In their latest blog post, NMT Crane Hire Ltd outline each and every step you need to take in order to enlist the help of any type of crane.

The Job

First things first, you need to identify the type of work you will be undertaking and what kind of crane is best suited for your task. If, for example, you are undertaking routine construction work and simply need to shift large quantities of materials, a mobile crane is more than likely the ideal option. If you are working in architectural construction, however, then a tower crane will be the crane of choice for your site. Crane hire options can accommodate for jobs of any size and scale, so make sure you know exactly what you need and how long you need it for.

If you wish to find out more about the specific types of crane, then take a look at our previous blog: The Different Types of Crane.

The Contract

One of the most important aspects of crane hire is understanding which type of crane hire contract you need. There are two main contract options available for cranes; CPA and Contract. If you are able to provide a fully qualified CPCS appointed person and can outline specific method statements and risk assessments to cover all lifting operations, then you may wish to opt for a CPA contract. However, if you need to enlist the support of a crane hire company, then NMT can provide your site with a fully qualified and experienced CPCS appointed person and prepare all method statements, risk assessments and crane layout drawings, specific for each lifting plan for you.

Find out more about CPA and Contract lift options in our recent blog: CPA Crane Hire vs CPA Contract Lift: Which Is Right for Me?

Contact NMT Crane Hire Today

Once you understand the specific details of your job, then the next step is to get in touch with a crane hire company and finalise dates, costs and any other variables. Contact NMT Crane Hire Ltd today to draw on the support of our experienced and qualified team. Contact us on 0800 026 6985 or leave us a message via our online contact form.

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