Contract Lifting

Contract Lifting

What Does it Mean?

There are two available options when using a crane with Ritchie Services. Before selecting a service, it is important to understand what each involves.

CPA hire puts most of the responsibility on the customer. The customer, therefore, has a duty to provide all the relevant documentations and insurance cover, ensuring that the crane and the lift operation meet the necessary legal requirements, certifications & standards. Ritchie Services will only be responsible for providing a crane that is properly maintained, tested and certificated, along with a qualified and competent Crane Operator.

Our Contract Lift service differs in that we will take responsibility for the lifting operation. You will be provided with the crane, lifting equipment and tackle, documentation and certification. On top of that, with our Contract Lift service we will take care of the necessary personnel to plan and undertake the lift; including a dedicated Appointed Person, Crane Supervisor, Crane Operator and Slinger/Signaller.


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What Is Included in Contract Lift Services

When opting for our contract lift services, you’ll be assigned an Appointed Person who will have the knowledge, experience and understanding of all lifting operations. They will conduct an on-site inspection and will plan and manage the lift, as well as provide a full set of Risk Assessments & Method Statement (RAMS) and lifting plan.

Our Slinger / Signallers, Crane Operators and Crane Supervisors have undergone extensive training, coupled with their experience can carry out any contract lift to a high standard; making sure that the lift goes according to plan and as smooth as possible.

We will also make sure that the crane provided for your contract lift will be a suitable spec and capacity, ensuring that it has been properly maintained, tested and certificated. Ritchie Services work in accordance with BS 7121 and LOLER 1998, so you can rest assured that all work conducted will be of a high standard. We can also provide a service where we liaise with local authorities and highway services to deal with road closure permits parking, suspensions and traffic management.

With a zero-tolerance mindset towards health and safety we have full confidence in what we do, however, we still have insurance in place that will cover loss of / damage to our plant or to other property. We have a standard cover of £50,000 in respect of the value of goods lifted (additional goods lifted cover is available if required). In respect of loss or damage to third party property and injury to third party persons, our maximum liability is £10,000,0000.

How Can You Use Our Contract Lift Solutions?

Our Contract Lift service is available nationwide, we will ensure that you receive the best services available no matter how big or small your project may seem, all we need from you is accurate information relating to both the items to be lifted and for ground conditions.

To make use of our Contract Lift services, call us today on: 0330 111 0028 or email:

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