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Contract Lift or CPA?

Contract Lift: we are responsible for all aspects of the planning and execution of the lift and will provide insurance cover for personnel, equipment and goods lifted (subject to terms, conditions and limits).

CPA Hire: we supply the crane and operator and it is your responsibility to fully plan, control, supervise and insure the crane operation and personnel.

If in doubt: choose Contract Lift or call for guidance

Contract Lifting

A contract lift lets you outsource your entire lifting project. We fully manage the planning and delivery of the lift for you.

With a contract lift you can rest easily in the knowledge that we will take responsibility for all aspects and it will be undertaken to our CPA (Construction Plant Hire Association) conditions.

All you need to do is supply details of the items to be lifted, site conditions, ground conditions etc.

  • A site visit by our Qualified Appointed Person.
  • Assessment and calculation of the correct outrigger support.
  • Slinging arrangements and slinging services.
  • All documentation including bespoke method statement and risk assessment.
  • All personnel, including operators, slingers and crane supervisors.

CPA Hire

Standard CPA (Construction Plant Hire Association) hire provides you with a certificated crane and qualified operator, who then works under your instruction.

The crane and the operator become your responsibility as soon as the crane leaves the public highway to your access site and access roads.

With CPA, you provide a Qualified Appointed Person for planning the lift and all other personnel and any additional equipment required.

Standard CPA conditions would include you being responsible for:

  • Loss of, or damage to, plant and equipment whilst on site and under your control.
  • Loss of or damage to, the goods being lifted.
  • Continuing hire charges if the equipment is subsequently unable to work as a result of loss or damage incurred.

The legal liability for any injury suffered by the operator whilst under your supervision and control, along with injury to third parties, including any damage to third party property arising from crane operations.

In order to undertake a CPA hire your Appointed Person would have to have knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the lifting operation. It would also be your responsibility to fully plan, control, supervise the lift and insure the crane operations and personnel.

Lifting Personnel

We supply the following experts:

Crane & Lift Operators
Appointed Person - responsible for the execution and safety of a lifting operation Lift supervisor - takes responsibilities and duties from the Appointed Person

All R.J. Crane personnel are CPCS qualified

Lifting Tackle

We hold a wide range of in-house lifting tackle to support your contract lifts.

All lifting tackle is available for external hire.

Chains (various capacities and lengths),

Slings (various types, lengths & safe working loads),

Shackles (various types & safe working loads),

Pallet forks & Personnel Baskets

Lifting Beams & Spreader Beams (Modular & Adjustable)

Machinery Installation & Removal

We provide services for the installation, removal and relocation of machinery of all sizes, dimensions and weights. Ideal when you don’t have the in-house resources to cope. With years of on site experience, all work is completed with the minimum amount of disruption.


Over the years we have completed projects across a wide range of sectors involving unique and complex lifts requiring precision and efficiency. Whether it’s ad-hoc crane hire for a specific task, or ongoing project management for long-term, complex projects that require multiple units and round-the-clock site co-ordination. We can always help.