Frequently Asked Questions

At R.W. Christopher Crane Hire we pride ourselves on always delivering a high level of professionalism and expertise to all of our customers within the Crane Hire industry. To help our customers we have answered our most frequently asked questions below. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered, please contact us or give our friendly team a call on 01656 744770.

If you have no experience or qualifications in hiring cranes, you will need a Contract Lift. Please see our Crane Hire Services page for further details.

A lot of things need to be taken into consideration when determining the most appropriate crane for each job (the lifting task, access to the site and the size on the load to be lifted). If you are unsure which crane you need from our fleet, please contact us or give our friendly team a call on 01656 744770.

We have a comprehensive fleet of cranes which vary in type and size. The main factors in determining the crane size are the load being lifted or placed and the distance from the crane. There can, however, be other considerations such as load characteristics or restricted access, which influence the type and size of the crane. If you are unsure about what size crane you need, please contact us or give our friendly team a call on 01656 744770.

At R.W. Christopher we provide Mobile Crane Hire in accordance to CPA standard guidelines. CPA Crane Hire requires you the Customer to supply the correct paperwork, crane supervisor, appointed person and all necessary insurance cover. Our hire desk will guide you through the paperwork and help you to chose the right hire for you. Click here to find out more about our Crane Hire Service.

Our Contract Lift service is where we take responsibility of your lifting project which allows; you the Customer to reduce risks, assured full compliance with safe regulations such as BS7121, a team of experienced and fully trained personnel who are best qualified to plan and execute your lift to the safest and most efficient degree. Click here to find out more about our Contract Lift Service.

An appointed person is the person responsible for planning the lift and writing the method statement and risk assessment. They should be a ‘competent person’ as defined under health and safety legislation. Where an organisation does not have a competent person they should elect to have a Contract Lift.

All our employees are qualified and certified under the CPCS (Construction Plant Competency Scheme) which is recognised by all major companies in the industry as the required standard. In addition, all our cranes and additional lifting equipment is tested regularly and the certificates kept. Click here to view our accreditations.